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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 13, 2005
A committee of Anne Arundel school officials recommended last night that the applications of two proposed charter schools be approved by the Board of Education. However, in making the recommendation, they said they still have questions. KIPP Harbor Academy and Chesapeake Science Point are expected to open in the fall, but school system officials said they need to know how the new schools would provide for special education and pupil transportation, among other things. School board members, who also attended the Annapolis meeting, will have until March to vote on whether to give final approval.
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By Ruma Kumar and Ruma Kumar,SUN REPORTER | February 9, 2007
Anne Arundel County school board members approved $2.7 million for stiffer school security, despite their own concerns about how the money fits into a sweeping $39 million security plan. It is a plan they have been told about for two years, but still have not seen. At a meeting Wednesday, the board approved $1.2 million - on top of $1.5 million given last summer - for improvements such as cameras at schools, fencing and expanded security at athletic events. But school board members said the approval for extra funds put them in an awkward situation of not knowing how their spending this year gels with $39 million of security weaknesses highlighted in a 2005 consultant's report.
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September 17, 2006
ISSUE: In the wake of increasing complaints from parents and school board members about the prevalence of inappropriately dressed students, Harford County school officials are stepping up enforcement of the dress code. Some students think the dress code is too stringent, but administrators say it's about setting limits on what is appropriate attire for the school environment. YOUR VIEW: Are school officials over-reacting with their increased enforcement of the dress code? Tell us what you think.
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February 14, 2002
The Glenelg High School PTSA's Safety Committee will sponsor a discussion about how decisions are made to delay school start times when weather conditions are poor. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in the school cafeteria. Glenn J. Johnson, director of transportation for Howard County schools, County Councilman Allan H. Kittleman, school board members, school bus contractors, and representatives from the Department of Public Works will attend. The PTSA is collecting used cellular phones and charging cords for school bus drivers who have no other means of communication en route.
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April 29, 2012
That schools CEO Andrés Alonso deplores the lavish renovation at headquarters only after the work has been done says a lot about why he should go. Mr. Alonso has abused having a driver, and he brings in outside auditors when standardized tests are given because he doesn't trust the people who work for him, He and the mayor were pictured with President Obama when he signed a wavier to do away with certain requirements of the No Child Left...
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By Ruma Kumar and Ruma Kumar,SUN REPORTER | April 27, 2007
Some Anne Arundel County school board members are calling for an overhaul of the school system's "piecemeal" year-to-year redistricting method after a battle with Odenton parents. This week, the board ceded to pleas to allow most students from the Seven Oaks community to remain at Arundel High, a vote that some said merely delayed the tougher decision on how to solve school crowding in West County. "We just diluted the issue instead of dealing with it," said school board Vice President Eugene Peterson, who voted against the measure to leave Seven Oaks children at Arundel.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | March 3, 2003
Scrambling to find ways to make up five snow days and concerned that more wintry weather might be on the way, Carroll County officials have asked the state schools superintendent to allow them to shorten the school year and open schools on remaining state holidays. School board members will not decide until the middle of the month or next month how to make up snow days beyond the four that were built into the school calendar. But they have agreed to ask Maryland Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick for every available option and weigh them later.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF | May 29, 1998
Parents of Brooklyn Park Elementary School students are pleading with their state representatives and school board members to save their principal, Michael Trippett, from being transferred to another school."
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF | June 5, 1998
Despite parent protests, Brooklyn Park Elementary School will have a new principal in September: Donald Leuschner will replace Michael Trippett, who had been at the school for 11 years.Trippett's transfer, as well as dozens of other reassignments, were announced during Wednesday's school board meeting in Annapolis.The promotions, transfers and retirements are part of routine moves to accommodate school staffing needs. Trippett will be principal at Deale Elementary.'Very disappointed'"I guess we are just very disappointed in the process.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | April 21, 2000
A Carroll County-based advocacy group has begun circulating petitions demanding the removal of top school administrators, including Superintendent William H. Hyde, and school board members, accusing them of improper conduct and unaccountability. Upset about what they call the arrogance and improper oversight in the school system, members of the Group for Accountability in Government and Industry have drafted two petitions: one for the removal of Hyde and Assistant Superintendent Vernon F. Smith Jr., and the other for the ouster of school board President C. Scott Stone and board member Gary W. Bauer, who served as board president last year.
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