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April 14, 1996
Maryland Municipal League to award five scholarshipsThe Carroll County chapter of the Maryland Municipal League will award a $500 scholarship to one student from each of the county's five high schools who is planning to pursue studies in government and public service.This year's scholarship has been doubled from the previous $250 that the county's eight towns have sponsored since 1991.Closing date for scholarship applications is April 30. Students should contact their guidance office for applications and information.
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March 18, 2007
Howard County public schools have been closed for four inclement-weather days this year (2006-2007). Originally scheduled to end June 14, the school year, as of now, is to end June 20. Schools will dismiss children three hours early June 18, 19 and 20, with no half-day kindergarten/preschool/RECC. June 12, 13 and 14 will now be regular school days with no early dismissals. The schedule might be adjusted if schools are closed for additional inclement-weather days. The school calendar provides for six inclement-weather makeup days of which four have been used.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Sun Staff Writer | December 21, 1994
Students at Old Court Middle School won't have to go to school more days than their friends at other schools.Their families voted on an innovative proposal to extend the school year by 20 days starting next September and "it's a no-go," said Principal Robert Tomback. The majority of those who voted, 25 percent of the school's families, favored the proposal but to go forward "this needed overwhelming support," he said.When Mr. Tomback introduced the proposal in October, he defined that support as 90 percent approval.
NEWS
April 20, 2000
THE Carroll County state's attorney has widened the grand jury's investigation of possible financial misconduct by the Board of Education and the county school system. The question arises whether there is substantial basis for criminal indictment from this prolonged inquiry, or whether it simply puts more pressure on the discredited school system to clean up its act. Not that the revelations of missteps and lack of accounting in the construction program haven't stirred public mistrust in the administration and its elected overseers.
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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN STAFF | February 14, 1996
The Blizzard of '96, which cost the Baltimore County school system $627,000 in snow removal and overtime, is now costing students their Presidents Day holiday.In response to a state decision to make up days lost to snow this year, the school board voted last night to hold classes Monday, on April 26 -- which was originally scheduled as a teacher training day -- and on five additional days at the end of the year, June 10-14."This is a no-win situation," said deputy superintendent Robert Chapman.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | January 11, 1996
Carroll County schools are closed for the fourth straight day this week, but the unexpected vacation could end soon, said Superintendent Brian Lockard."
NEWS
February 19, 1994
From two directions, pressure is on Maryland educators to invade the sacrosanct summer vacation. One group wants the state to grant waivers to districts so crippled by winter storms they might not be able to conduct school the 180 days required by law. From the other side comes $400,000 in state grants to six districts experimenting with "year-round" schooling.Extend the school year beyond mid-June? You might as well propose abolishing the Fourth of July. Only air-conditioning companies are for it. Everybody else -- teachers, parents, students and Ocean City restaurateurs -- is opposed.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writers Patrick Gilbert, Gary Gately and Sherry Joe contributed to this article | March 8, 1994
Baltimore-area students may learn firsthand what it means for the days to grow longer in spring -- as much as 45 minutes longer from bell to bell.The Baltimore County school board tonight will consider a proposal to extend the school day by 45 minutes for 40 days, instead of extending the school year by five full days to make up the class time lost to ice and snow this winter.School boards in Carroll and Howard counties will consider extended days and other proposals tomorrow, as officials wrestle with the fallout from the most severe winter that most can remember.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 10, 1996
With an extra 12 minutes, you can poach four eggs, run more than a mile or watch half a television sitcom, or you could add the equivalent of six days to the school year.Anne Arundel County school officials are studying the costs and logistics of lengthening the school day by 12 minutes, at least for high school students and maybe for all 72,000 students, to avoid a recurrence of the problem they have this year.Because of snow-related delayed arrivals, early dismissals and full days lost, high school students will be short of the state-required 1,170 instructional hours if this school year is not extended.
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By Will Englund | September 26, 1990
The languid days of a childhood summer would be cut by nearly a month under a plan to extend the school year that was approved yesterday by the Maryland State Board of Education.Prompted by a belief that students lose too much of their learning between June and September, the board decided to seek a law increasing the number of annual school days from 180 to 200, phased in over four years beginning in 1993.But the law would likely cost the state more than $10 million for each day added, and school systems would have to pay varying amounts on top of that.
NEWS
April 14, 1996
Maryland Municipal League to award five scholarshipsThe Carroll County chapter of the Maryland Municipal League will award a $500 scholarship to one student from each of the county's five high schools who is planning to pursue studies in government and public service.This year's scholarship has been doubled from the previous $250 that the county's eight towns have sponsored since 1991.Closing date for scholarship applications is April 30. Students should contact their guidance office for applications and information.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 10, 1996
With an extra 12 minutes, you can poach four eggs, run more than a mile or watch half a television sitcom, or you could add the equivalent of six days to the school year.Anne Arundel County school officials are studying the costs and logistics of lengthening the school day by 12 minutes, at least for high school students and maybe for all 72,000 students, to avoid a recurrence of the problem they have this year.Because of snow-related delayed arrivals, early dismissals and full days lost, high school students will be short of the state-required 1,170 instructional hours if this school year is not extended.
NEWS
By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN STAFF | February 14, 1996
The Blizzard of '96, which cost the Baltimore County school system $627,000 in snow removal and overtime, is now costing students their Presidents Day holiday.In response to a state decision to make up days lost to snow this year, the school board voted last night to hold classes Monday, on April 26 -- which was originally scheduled as a teacher training day -- and on five additional days at the end of the year, June 10-14."This is a no-win situation," said deputy superintendent Robert Chapman.
NEWS
By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | January 11, 1996
Carroll County schools are closed for the fourth straight day this week, but the unexpected vacation could end soon, said Superintendent Brian Lockard."
NEWS
By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Sun Staff Writer | December 21, 1994
Students at Old Court Middle School won't have to go to school more days than their friends at other schools.Their families voted on an innovative proposal to extend the school year by 20 days starting next September and "it's a no-go," said Principal Robert Tomback. The majority of those who voted, 25 percent of the school's families, favored the proposal but to go forward "this needed overwhelming support," he said.When Mr. Tomback introduced the proposal in October, he defined that support as 90 percent approval.
NEWS
By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Sun Staff Writer | October 11, 1994
Robert Tomback is giving his students at Old Court Middle School a chance to be way ahead of the crowd, far out front, to be the first in Baltimore County -- and among a select group of youngsters in the country -- to go to school more.He is offering them 20 more days in the classroom than other children in Baltimore County public schools or in most of America have to attend.Cool, huh?"I think it stinks," said sixth-grader Lynelle Goode, voicing a more typical reaction.But Mr. Tomback, Old Court's principal, is undaunted.
NEWS
By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Sun Staff Writer | March 23, 1994
Baltimore County students, set your alarm clocks a half-hour earlier.The school board last night voted to extend the school day by 45 minutes to make up for time lost to bad weather.At its student member's suggestion, the board voted to split the extended day by starting school a half-hour earlier than usual and ending it 15 minutes later.The decision means some high school students will be in class as early as 7:15 a.m., and they may be catching their buses as early as 5:45 a.m.The extended day will take effect April 5 and continue through May 31 -- or longer if there are any more days lost to snow.
NEWS
By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Sun Staff Writer | October 11, 1994
Robert Tomback is giving his students at Old Court Middle School a chance to be way ahead of the crowd, far out front, to be the first in Baltimore County -- and among a select group of youngsters in the country -- to go to school more.He is offering them 20 more days in the classroom than other children in Baltimore County public schools or in most of America have to attend.Cool, huh?"I think it stinks," said sixth-grader Lynelle Goode, voicing a more typical reaction.But Mr. Tomback, Old Court's principal, is undaunted.
NEWS
By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Sun Staff Writer | March 23, 1994
Baltimore County students, set your alarm clocks a half-hour earlier.The school board last night voted to extend the school day by 45 minutes to make up for time lost to bad weather.At its student member's suggestion, the board voted to split the extended day by starting school a half-hour earlier than usual and ending it 15 minutes later.The decision means some high school students will be in class as early as 7:15 a.m., and they may be catching their buses as early as 5:45 a.m.The extended day will take effect April 5 and continue through May 31 -- or longer if there are any more days lost to snow.
NEWS
By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writers Patrick Gilbert, Gary Gately and Sherry Joe contributed to this article | March 8, 1994
Baltimore-area students may learn firsthand what it means for the days to grow longer in spring -- as much as 45 minutes longer from bell to bell.The Baltimore County school board tonight will consider a proposal to extend the school day by 45 minutes for 40 days, instead of extending the school year by five full days to make up the class time lost to ice and snow this winter.School boards in Carroll and Howard counties will consider extended days and other proposals tomorrow, as officials wrestle with the fallout from the most severe winter that most can remember.
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