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By Gina Davis and Gina Davis,Sun reporter | November 8, 2007
The signs of overcrowding are abundant at Rodgers Forge Elementary School, says Alyson Bonavoglia. Lunch starts two hours into the school day. Toilets often overflow from overuse. And seven trailers are scattered about the campus. "And people are still moving into the area," Bonavoglia said. Bonavoglia was among more than 100 Rodgers Forge Elementary parents who pleaded with Baltimore County school board members during a meeting last month to stick with a proposal to build a school in the Mays Chapel area to ease crowding in the Towson area.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | April 27, 1999
A retired superintendent, two principals and a teacher are among the 15 Baltimore County residents who have applied for a spot on the school board, with up to half of the 12 spots eligible for replacement this summer.The county's school board nominating convention disbanded this year, and the applicants are expected to appear at two forums over the next two weeks as they seek support.Gov. Parris N. Glendening is not obligated to pick school board members from the list of public applicants, which means it's possible that none of the 15 applicants will be on the board.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 11, 1997
When acting guidance chief Diane Finch told Anne Arundel County school board members last night that today's guidance counselors have "more challenging" roles than ever before, she backed it up with a virtual kaleidoscope of serious issues schools must deal with daily.On the surface, many of the issues seem to have little to do with learning arithmetic. But they prevent students from learning."Today students come to us, they are not so shiny," Finch said, fingering a bowl of pennies, some shiny, some dull.
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By Erika D. Peterman and Erika D. Peterman,SUN STAFF | January 15, 1999
Howard County school board members praised last night a sweeping proposal to improve special education programs, saying the initial $4.7 million expense may save the school system money in the long run.``I really see this as a fundamental reinvention of how we do special education,'' said school board member Stephen C. Bounds. ``That's a big task.''The proposal released this week focuses on giving diploma-seeking disabled pupils better exposure to the regular curriculum, preventing the unnecessary referral of some pupils to special education and improving relationships between parents and staff.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
Efforts to create an elected school board for Anne Arundel County are likely dead for 2014. Anne Arundel's state senators have voted 3-2 to kill Senate Bill 0148, which would have created a school board with five elected members and four appointed members. The vote spurred the county's delegates to acknowledge it's fruitless to push their own version of the bill. For years, there's been an effort to change Anne Arundel's school board. Anne Arundel is one of four jurisdictions in Maryland that does not have at least a partially elected school board.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | August 31, 2000
Carroll County's interim schools chief directed departing Superintendent William H. Hyde yesterday to immediately return a laptop computer and other taxpayer-funded equipment issued to him by the school board. Charles I. Ecker, who officially takes over as interim superintendent tomorrow, called Hyde to ask that he mail back the laptop computer, handheld computer, cellular telephone, office key, credit card and identification badge that were issued during his tenure. Hyde took the equipment with him when he moved to Seeley Lake, Mont.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | October 19, 2000
Baltimore County schools Superintendent Joe A. Hairston is suing the Clayton County, Ga., Board of Education, his former boss, over lost wages, slander and defamation, according to a lawsuit filed on his behalf in federal court in Atlanta. In the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, Hairston alleges that the school board has denied him money he is owed from a consulting contract worth about $12,900 a month in salary and benefits. Clayton County stopped payments to Hairston at the end of July.
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By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,Staff Writer | December 3, 1993
Heartened by the success of a 3-year-old partnership between a Baltimore public school and the private Calvert School, city Superintendent Walter G. Amprey said last night that he is looking into expanding Calvert's role into a few other city schools.Dr. Amprey said that school administrators, school board members and Calvert officials will discuss a possible expansion of the Calvert program beyond the Barclay School in Charles Village, where the unique partnership began.Key questions, including financing for any such expansion, remain unanswered, but the superintendent said the overwhelming success of the collaboration prompted administrators and school board members to look for ways -- and financing -- to expand.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2001
Students in Baltimore County schools will not be allowed to take overseas field trips this academic year, school board members decided last night. Trips to places such as Spain, Italy and Ireland are canceled, as fears stemming from the recent terrorist attacks outweighed the desire to give what members acknowledged were valuable educational experiences to middle and high school students. The vote was 8-4, with members John A. Hayden III, Warren C. Hayman, Jean M.H. Jung and Sanford V. Teplitzky dissenting.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 9, 2002
A 21-member task force will review Maryland's school construction program, Gov. Parris N. Glendening said yesterday. The task force was required by the Thornton Commission legislation approved by the General Assembly this year. The legislation, which increases state aid to local school systems, also called for a review of Maryland school buildings to ensure enough space for such programs as full-day kindergarten. The task force also is to examine the equity of state aid for classroom construction and renovations.
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