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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff Writer | March 20, 1993
In her first run for office, Allison Cole set her sights realistically: She wanted to be the student representative on the Anne Arundel County school board.Instead, she quickly found herself in the race to be the voice for all Maryland students on the State Board of Education.Yesterday, she became the first student from her county to achieve that distinction."I'm excited. I can't wait to get to work," the 16-year-old junior from Severna Park High School said.Jane Doyle, a county school board spokeswoman, said an Anne Arundel student was a finalist for the nonvoting state post three years ago, "but we've never had a representative from this county make the final cut. She's quite an accomplished student."
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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 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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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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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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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Staff Writer | February 16, 1993
The summer of '93 promises to be unusually short for Baltimore County students and teachers. Blame it on late Labor Day.This school year, classes started after Labor Day and will close June 18, at the earliest. Next school year, according to a calendar the county school board approved last week, classes will begin Aug. 30, a week before Labor Day. That means summer vacation will last just 10 weeks, compared with about 12 weeks for previous summers. It will be even shorter for teachers, who are scheduled to report Aug. 24."
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | June 23, 1997
The Anne Arundel County school board is throwing money at Superintendent Carol S. Parham these days, so intent are its members on keeping her as head of their 73,000-student system.Criticism and pillorying being the more usual fate for superintendents at her level, Parham's continued popularity is new evidence that she is a force to watch in Maryland education.Striking, polished and in command in all public appearances, Parham, 48, has wowed the county's politicians, parents and students since she was named to the top schools job in July 1994.
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March 4, 2003
THE BALTIMORE County School Board adopted an $891 million spending plan at its regular public meeting last week with not even a breath of discussion. Picture that. And this: It's a place-holder budget -- school officials don't know whether their operating plan is achievable or their bottom line real, and won't know until the state figures out how much aid it will give counties, and yet ... no comment. Should county residents take this to mean that the board is all talked out, having debated the issues in previous forums, public and private?
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By Meredith Schlow and Meredith Schlow,Staff Writer | March 27, 1992
About 50 teachers crowded into the Baltimore County school board meeting at the Greenwood headquarters last night to reaffirm their unhappiness over budget cuts, lack of pay raises, furlough days and crowded classrooms."
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