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NEWS
July 10, 2005
ISSUE: Last week, Anne Arundel County school board members considered testimony from school transportation officials and parents from Annapolis and Severna Park high schools about school operating hours. Supervisor of Transportation Winship Wheatley explained several options to change the high school start time of 7:17 a.m., the earliest in the state. These included shifting the time all schools begin by about 15 minutes, picking up high school students after elementary and middle-schoolers instead of before them, and hiring more bus drivers and purchasing more buses to delay the start time of just high school students - at a substantial cost.
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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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 Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to The Sun | April 20, 2007
After being rebuffed by the Anne Arundel County Board of Education, the principal of an Edgewater charter school is planning to appeal to local lawmakers to help the school find room to expand. The Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) Harbor Academy, which now has 120 fifth- and sixth-graders inside Sojourner-Douglass College on Old Solomons Island Road is negotiating with Mount Moriah AME Church in Annapolis to build on the church's grounds, Principal Jallon Brown said. In the meantime, the school had hoped to move into Annapolis Middle School, which is two-thirds vacant, to keep to its plan to add a seventh grade in the fall and an eighth grade in 2008.
NEWS
January 26, 1997
Need to change school board selectionA bill is expected to be introduced into the legislature by Del. John Leopold which will offer the citizens of Anne Arundel County the opportunity, via a referendum, to choose the process whereby school board members will be selected.Mr. Leopold has been successfully gaining non-partisan support for his bill because many community groups and individual activists have continued to argue that the present process is not working to anyone's satisfaction. Accountability is the issue.
NEWS
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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