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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 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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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Sun Staff Writer | September 9, 1994
A group of Wilde Lake High School parents asked the Howard County school board last night for money for an after-school bus to transport their children home to Columbia from the Clarksville school they are attending temporarily.Bob Kaufman, a parent, told the four board members who attended last night's meeting that it would cost $27,000 a year for one bus to make two trips each day for students who participate in extracurricular activities or need extra tutorial help but can't find a ride home from River Hill High School, roughly three miles from Wilde Lake.
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Alison Knezevich and Alison Knezevich | December 21, 2012
Dundalk parents are trying to stop a county plan that would displace students at Eastwood Center Elementary School, a magnet program they say provides a unique experience for young children. Under a proposal by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, certain government properties in the county would be sold for private development.  The plan includes selling the North Point Government Center in Dundalk, a move that would make the police precinct there relocate to the building that now houses the Eastwood school.
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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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