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January 8, 1992
Here are the highlights of the agenda for the Howard County school board meeting 4 p.m. tomorrow in the board room:Listening Post, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.Appeal to Board of Public Works for funding capital projects,5:20 p.m.Appointment of principal, Burleigh Manor Middle School,5:25 p.m.Public hearing on western middle school site, 5:30 p.m.Approval of fifth-grade family life and human sexuality curriculum, 7:50 p.m.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2014
Every year Anne Arundel County high school seniors leave the graduation stage with diplomas - and considerable moneymaking potential - in hand. According to a new study commissioned by the county Board of Education, they aren't the only ones poised to make money. In fact, the study suggests that every graduating class in Anne Arundel contributes more than $1.8 billion in value to the local economy. Officials say that figure shows that an investment in education reaps huge, immediate dividends for the community.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Sun Staff Writer | August 9, 1995
At his first Baltimore County school board meeting as interim superintendent, Anthony G. Marchione got approval for several administrative changes and named an ethics committee to look into school system practices on gifts and trips paid for by vendors soliciting business.In what he said was a "slight realignment" of administrators, Dr. Marchione promoted Robert H. Chapman III from associate superintendent to acting deputy superintendent, the position he had held until last week.He also promoted Michael Riley from area superintendent to acting associate superintendent for administration and instruction.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2014
Officials from the Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School in Hanover came to a school board meeting this month eager to discover whether their fledgling high school program would be allowed to continue. Even before the meeting began, they must have known they had reason for optimism. School board members had been boasting somewhat about the school — during an earlier presentation before the county delegation, where lawmakers suggested Anne Arundel should have a 13th high school, board members responded that a 13th high school already existed: Chesapeake Science Point.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer | December 11, 1994
Geoffrey Close, the Harford County school board's newest member, isn't going to have much time for a honeymoon with fellow board members. He'll be facing some weighty issues at his first board meeting tomorrow night.The agenda includes an update on the preliminary objectives for the 1995-1996 operating budget and a discussion of the results of the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP), the state's annual report card for schools.But Mr. Close is prepared. As a former mayor of Bel Air, he's used to budgets, he said.
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By John-John Williams IV | July 15, 2007
It was supposed to be Andrew Gavelek's first meeting as a voting member of the Howard County Board of Education. But a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity postponed the student board member's historic day. "He didn't miss much," Diane Mikulis, the board chairman, said of Thursday night's meeting. "It was a light agenda." Gavelek, a 16-year-old rising senior at Reservoir High School, was aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Shearwater, an 87-foot patrol boat, off the coast of North Carolina.
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By Liz Bowie and Tanika White and Liz Bowie and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | December 10, 2003
Angry parents, students and laid-off workers delayed the start of Baltimore's school board meeting for at least an hour last night, taking over the room with a demonstration calling for the dismissal of the board that they hold accountable for a financial crisis. More than 300 protesters filled the first floor of the school system's headquarters at 200 E. North Ave., and several - carrying bullhorns and microphones - took the nine seats reserved for board members and declared themselves "the new board of the Baltimore City school system."
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | June 29, 2003
THE WATERSHED week for city schools began Wednesday. That's the day Mayor Martin O'Malley ventured to a state school board meeting and vowed to make the marriage work -- the marriage being the city-state partnership forged six years ago to rescue the failing system. It was a signal moment. Governors have visited the state board -- Parris N. Glendening was almost a regular -- but mayors seldom, if ever, put in an appearance on West Baltimore Street. Sure, O'Malley was there because he'd been invited to join in the celebration of nonagenarian Walter Sondheim Jr., father of Maryland education reform.
NEWS
January 12, 2005
Baltimore schools chief Bonnie S. Copeland was hospitalized last night after complaining of feeling ill during a school board meeting. Copeland walked out of the boardroom at school system headquarters about 2 1/2 hours into the meeting. Paramedics arrived a short time later and took her to Mercy Medical Center, according to the school system's chief of staff, Jeffery N. Grotsky. A school system spokeswoman said that Copeland, who is in her mid-50s, was experiencing chest pains and shortness of breath and would spend the night in the hospital so that doctors could perform tests today.
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By Dianne Williams Hayes | January 25, 1991
Approximately 20 students and teachers from Northeast Senior High School sat in the audience at Wednesday night's school board meeting, wearing black and gold Eagles sweat shirts, to ask that acting principal William Myers be named permanently to the position."
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By Liz Bowie and The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
Hereford High School parents and students packed the Baltimore County school board meeting Tuesday night to protest the change in high school schedules. Carrying signs that said "No Voice, No Choice," the students said they didn't want to change their schedules to take double the number of classes in a semester. Currently, Hereford students have four subjects taken each day in periods that are about 90 minutes long. The students then take four different subjects the next semester, for a total of eight classes in a year.
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By Liz Bowie and By Liz Bowie | November 7, 2013
Baltimore County's principals - not a group known to be outspoken on sensitive subjects - have decided to speak out about the mandated changes to high school schedules next year. At a school board meeting on Tuesday night, a representative of the principals asked the administration to consider delaying the mandated move to a four- or eight-period day to allow for more open discussion and analysis. The teachers union representative, Abby Beytin, also objected to the changes, saying they are seen by teachers as "another way to add more workload to their already overburdened lives.
NEWS
September 26, 2013
I disagree with several points in your recent editorial about the ejection of a disruptive parent from a school board meeting in Baltimore County ("Robert Small deserves an apology," Sept. 23). You state it would have been better if the Baltimore County school superintendent had allowed a small breach in protocol. But for a long time many citizens felt have that "protocol" is used only to allow questions that bolster officials' desires, not to explore the proposals in question. I saw the way Mr. Small was treated as ridiculous.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2013
Jonathan Brice, a key player in the administration of former city schools CEO Andrés Alonso, will leave his post to take an appointed position at the U.S. Department of Education. Brice, who served as the director of student support and safety before he was named to oversee the district's school support networks in 2011, will fill the post of deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. His last day in the district is Oct. 4. Tisha Edwards, interim CEO of the school system, announced Brice's departure during Tuesday's school board meeting, saying she was "grateful for Jonathan's contribution.
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By Liz Bowie | July 10, 2013
There's no redistricting plan or even proposal yet on the table, but that didn't deter the residents of communities just south of Stoneleigh to turn up at last night's Baltimore County school board meeting to protest any attempt to redistrict them south. Wearing bright blue T-shirts with the name of their communities - Idlewylde and Loch Hill, several dozen people came to make a pre-emptive strike against any thought of moving their children from Stoneleigh Elementary to Halstead Academy.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2013
At a recent Anne Arundel County school board meeting, members bemoaned losing one of the district's most prominent and influential leaders to a neighboring county. They weren't talking about Superintendent Kevin Maxwell's departure to take a similar post in Prince George's County. Instead, they were lamenting the loss of Bill Heiser, the principal of North County High School and recent Principal of the Year honoree, who departed this month to become principal of Catonsville High in Baltimore County.
NEWS
October 14, 1990
Several speakers at Thursday's county school board meeting criticized a proposed human relations policy for its failure to include sexual orientation in a ban against discrimination.Nora Moore, a member of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, said her son felt alone and isolated as a homosexual student at Oakland Mills High School.Jonathan Polanin, who works with the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League in Washington, said he experienced discrimination in high school. He did not identify the school.
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Erica L. Green | November 7, 2012
Beginning this week, the Baltimore County school system will begin live-streaming its bi-weekly school board meetings on its website, in part for the public's convenience but also to continue fulfilling a pledge to be more transparent, officials said.  The meetings, normally held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, can be watched here.  The first meeting of the month starts at 7:00 p.m. The second meeting each month, typically a...
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | July 17, 2012
Rodgers Forge Elementary School Principal Missy Fanshaw has seen her fair share of triumph this summer. Her son, Patrick, is a junior attackman on Loyola University's national champion lacrosse team. Andrew, her middle son, helped Calvert Hall to an MIAA lacrosse championship this spring, and youngest son Michael won the MYLA championship with his Kelly Post youth lacrosse team. Now Fanshaw, who took over as principal at Rodgers Forge in January after Susan Deise retired late last year, can add a sterling achievement of her own to the mantel.
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