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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 ANICA BUTLER and ANICA BUTLER,SUN REPORTER | November 3, 2005
The Anne Arundel County school board, reeling from Superintendent Eric J. Smith's recent decision to step down amid strained relations with the board and teachers union, turned to a 35-year veteran of the school system to restore stability until a new chief is picked next year. Nancy M. Mann, a former assistant superintendent who retired last June, will return to the 74,000-student district as interim superintendent Nov. 24. Smith is leaving to take an unpaid position with Harvard University.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff Writer | April 13, 1993
Parents of students at Jessup Elementary School, tired of waiting for the Board of Education to pay for renovations and sprinklers, have started their own money-raising campaign and are planning to do the work themselves this summer.The cost of putting up walls to close off classrooms in the "open space" school and installing a sprinkler system will be about $500,000 -- but the size of the project hasn't daunted parents' spirits.General contractors, carpenters and architects among the parents and their friends have joined area businesses in offering their services at no charge.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | October 3, 1999
She should be charismatic, a natural leader.He should tap into teachers' expertise and respect them as professionals.She must be a keen-witted financier.He must weed out incompetence.No one knows who will be Baltimore County's next school superintendent, but school board members and other education players -- parent, teacher and minority representatives -- have a pretty clear idea of the type they'd prefer.The ideal person is an education guru who is equal parts teacher, curriculum wonk and forward-thinking bureaucrat with a master's degree in business administration who knows how to make employees feel energized and appreciated.
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Staff Writer | September 15, 1993
Although he faces almost certain defeat, Baltimore County Councilman Vincent J. Gardina, D-5th, says he will introduce a resolution Monday asking the General Assembly to give the county executive and the County Council authority to appoint school board members.Mr. Gardina initially bowed to a request by Council Chairman Charles A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-3rd, and other members yesterday to delay the resolution to give them more time to discuss it with their constituents and educators.But later in the day Mr. Gardina changed his mind after talking again with the council chairman.
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