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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 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 Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | January 10, 2001
The city school board voted last night to continue funding an alternative school in Kenya for at-risk middle-school boys that had been threatened with closure because of financial difficulties. The Baraka School, which was opened by the Abell Foundation in 1996 as an alternative school for seventh- and eighth-graders struggling academically and behaviorally, will remain open for at least another two years. The school system will continue subsidizing the program at the current level of about $6,400 per pupil, which goes toward Baraka's $14,000 annual tuition.
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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 Liz Bowie and JoAnna Daemmrich and Liz Bowie and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | June 15, 2000
Under pressure from parents, Baltimore school officials have promised to come up with more money to try to keep a pioneering program that educates city youths in Kenya going for another year. The city school board agreed to pick up a larger share of the tuition at the Baraka School, a private boarding school for boys set up by the nonprofit Abell Foundation. School board members directed their staff to negotiate with the foundation for the next two days to determine an "appropriate" contribution.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | December 30, 1999
Baltimore County's school system will pay $791,517 to four businesses to settle a dispute over contract obligations related to renovation work at Towson High School -- a project that took a year longer to complete and cost nearly $7 million more than expected."
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