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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | December 24, 1995
A fourth person has filed as a candidate to become the newest member of the Howard County school board, adding to the field for the March 5 primary election.Virginia Charles, a longtime PTA activist, on Thursday joined Vincent Pugliese, Jane Schuchardt and Francine Wishnick in the race to replace departing Howard County school board Chairwoman Susan Cook.Ms. Cook has announced she will not seek re-election next year, saying that having to run a campaign would distract her from the budget and educational issues the board will face in the spring.
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September 20, 2001
County school board opts against appeal of electives decision The county school board decided last night not to appeal a state Board of Education decision that requires all middle schoolers to take fine arts, health and physical education every year. Board President Carlesa Finney asked schools Superintendent Carol S. Parham to present the board with options that will meet the state's order while preserving the county's initiative to double the amount of time spent on reading each day. The county must implement the state's order by January.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | January 15, 1996
Landmark preservation status is the latest tool being used by the Catonsville Community Conservation Association in its fight to restore the former Catonsville Middle School on Bloomsbury Avenue.The Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission recently voted unanimously to add the 70-year-old building to its landmarks list. The vote serves as a recommendation for preservation status to the County Council, which makes the final decision.Jim Himel, CCCA vice president, said the group hopes to safeguard the Bloomsbury building while efforts continue to convert it back to a middle school.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Staff Writer | March 6, 1993
The nonvoting student member of the Baltimore County school board may get a real vote to cast next year.Bucking opposition from the board's adult majority, the county's delegation in the House of Delegates approved legislation yesterday that would grant the student member limited voting rights.If approved by the Senate delegation, the measure would be virtually certain to be enacted as a courtesy to the local delegation.That would make next year's student member the first to be able to cast a vote since students were first named to the school board in 1980.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | April 24, 2005
Two county high schools have been approved for a prestigious - and rigorous - academic magnet program administered by an international educational organization, school officials said. Annapolis and Old Mill high schools will offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to about 100 current sophomores from around the county next school year. In the two-year program, students will complete a 4,000-word paper and 150 hours of art, athletic and community service activities. Students who pass IB exams at the end of the program could be eligible for credit for college courses.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | May 13, 2000
Joe A. Hairston, Baltimore County's next schools superintendent, is a man in much demand. Although Hairston has agreed to take charge of Baltimore County schools starting July 1, a job for which he will be paid $180,000 a year, education officials in Georgia, where he used to work, question whether he will be able to satisfy a contract he signed with them in January. The contract confusion in Georgia could create problems for Hairston in Maryland. Members of the Baltimore County Board of Education, Hairston's new bosses, want him all to themselves.
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July 7, 2014
In Howard County, it's perfectly legal to consume the biggest, most gargantuan family-size bag of barbecue-flavored potato chips at one sitting and wash it down with a case of the most sugary soda ever made. Or, if that's not your taste, perhaps something more along the lines of the Homer Simpson diet with a thousand glazed doughnuts and a 64-ounce carton of chocolate syrup. County employees can partake of this artery-clogging, stomach-distending meal as often as they'd like. So can public school students.
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By KEVIN THOMAS | November 13, 1994
Let's face it, Susan Gray has got to be the Oliver North of Howard County politics.The retired lieutenant colonel lost his bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Virginia, despite the strong possibility that he might ride to victory on a wave of anti-incumbent fervor, fueled in no small way by an opponent with skeletons cascading from his closet.The one thing Susan Gray did not have going for her was a Chuck Robb. Otherwise, she seemed to be pushing many of the right buttons, energizing the race with her attacks on growth in Howard County.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | December 22, 1998
A key state committee has recommended in a preliminary round of decisions that Baltimore County receive at least $17.8 million in state school construction money, about $7 million more than state officials had recommended last week.The increase, approved last week by the state Interagency Committee on School Construction, comes as county officials grapple with aging schools and increased competition from other school systems for state construction funds.A consultant for Baltimore County schools told the county school board three months ago that repairing the county's elementary schools will cost $213 million over the next three years.
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November 1, 2001
For second time, in 4 months, jail errs, frees inmate Anne Arundel County officials said yesterday that a man who had been sentenced to serve six months for failing to pay child support was mistakenly released this week. It was the second accidental release in less than four months. Alvin Leroy Bibb, 41, of the 1600 block of Church Street in Curtis Bay was to spend his time at the Ordnance Road Detention Center in a work-release program. After he was released Monday, a warrant was issued for his arrest.
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