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By Donna Boller and Donna Boller,Staff writer | November 24, 1991
County school officials will ask the school board Tuesday for preliminary approval of a 61-acre tract on Route 99 west of Marriottsville Road to locate the planned western middle school.The school system's land-acquisition staff is running close to deadline on finding a site for the school. Associate Superintendent Sydney L. Cousin said earlier that a site would be needed by late fall to allow constructiontime for the school to open on schedule in August 1993.The new site, owned by Chesapeake Federal Savings and Loan Association, marks the third attempt to find land for the western middle school.
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August 31, 1996
Jack R. O'Neill,53, the judge who 10 years ago allowed AIDS victim Ryan White to return to school, died Wednesday of injuries sustained in an automobile accident a day earlier in Frankfort, Ind. His car veered across a road and struck a tree, and the front section burst into flames.Judge O'Neill dissolved a temporary injunction banning Ryan from attending classes at Western Middle School in Russiaville, Ind., in 1986. Ryan, a hemophiliac who contracted acquired immune deficiency syndrome through a blood transfusion in 1984, died in 1990 at age 18.
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By Donna Boller and Donna Boller,Staff writer | January 29, 1992
The county school board, running close to deadline on a site for theplanned western middle school, bought a 61-acre site on Route 99 for$520,000 and approved final construction drawings for the school.The two actions last week will keep the project on schedule to open in the fall of 1993. Board members also approved final plans for the northeastern elementary school, to open in September 1993 on an eight-acre site in Rockburn Branch Park.The agreement between the school system and property owner Chesapeake Federal Savings and Loan Association calls for the board to pay about $8,500 an acre in cash for the 61 acres.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Staff Writer | September 23, 1992
With county schools facing an estimated 13,700 more students by the year 2003, Superintendent Michael E. Hickey is proposing school construction, renovations and additions totaling $250 million over the next 10 years.Of that total, $62.8 million would be used for capital projects in 1994.The long-range plan was announced with the proposed 1994 capital budget Friday and is to be presented to the school board at its regular meeting Thursday.It calls for 13 new schools to open by 2003, including four newly announced schools: two elementary schools -- one in the southeastern part of the county and the other in the west -- a western middle school and an eastern high school.
NEWS
August 31, 1996
Jack R. O'Neill,53, the judge who 10 years ago allowed AIDS victim Ryan White to return to school, died Wednesday of injuries sustained in an automobile accident a day earlier in Frankfort, Ind. His car veered across a road and struck a tree, and the front section burst into flames.Judge O'Neill dissolved a temporary injunction banning Ryan from attending classes at Western Middle School in Russiaville, Ind., in 1986. Ryan, a hemophiliac who contracted acquired immune deficiency syndrome through a blood transfusion in 1984, died in 1990 at age 18.
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January 8, 1992
Here are the highlights of the agenda for the Howard County school board meeting 4 p.m. tomorrow in the board room:Listening Post, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.Appeal to Board of Public Works for funding capital projects,5:20 p.m.Appointment of principal, Burleigh Manor Middle School,5:25 p.m.Public hearing on western middle school site, 5:30 p.m.Approval of fifth-grade family life and human sexuality curriculum, 7:50 p.m.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff writer | March 31, 1991
County Executive Charles I. Ecker's capital budget proposal, scheduled for unveiling at a press conference tomorrow, contains the answer to whether a new northeastern elementary school will open as scheduled in September 1993.School officials are waiting to see whether the county will pick up the full $8.5 million estimated construction cost for the northeastern elementary.The state Board of Public Works last week cleared the project forfinancing consideration, but allocated nothing toward the state's $3.46 million share of the cost.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Staff Writer | September 23, 1992
With county schools facing an estimated 13,700 more students by the year 2003, Superintendent Michael E. Hickey is proposing school construction, renovations and additions totaling $250 million over the next 10 years.Of that total, $62.8 million would be used for capital projects in 1994.The long-range plan was announced with the proposed 1994 capital budget Friday and is to be presented to the school board at its regular meeting Thursday.It calls for 13 new schools to open by 2003, including four newly announced schools: two elementary schools -- one in the southeastern part of the county and the other in the west -- a western middle school and an eastern high school.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff writer | April 28, 1991
Two critics of the proposed western middle school site got no argument from the school board Thursday about the property's defects, but board members pleaded that they are priced out of the market for the best land.The 72-acre site on Frederick Road between Marriottsville and Folly Quarter roads drew criticism as unacceptable for the western middle and northern elementary schools because of wetlands; an underground natural gas line; proximity to the Friendly Inn, a neighborhood pub; and potential development that may be generated by having schools nearby.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff writer | October 23, 1991
County school officials have found a possible site for a planned northern elementary school but are still looking for land that is more urgently needed for a western middle school.An 83-acre parcel on Old Frederick Road east of Triadelphia Road will be up for preliminaryapproval as the northern elementary school site at Thursday's schoolboard meeting.The predominantly wooded land is owned by Towson resident Samuel Cimino Jr.School officials need a site within the next few monthsfor the western middle school if the school is to open on schedule in August 1993.
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By Donna Boller and Donna Boller,Staff writer | January 29, 1992
The county school board, running close to deadline on a site for theplanned western middle school, bought a 61-acre site on Route 99 for$520,000 and approved final construction drawings for the school.The two actions last week will keep the project on schedule to open in the fall of 1993. Board members also approved final plans for the northeastern elementary school, to open in September 1993 on an eight-acre site in Rockburn Branch Park.The agreement between the school system and property owner Chesapeake Federal Savings and Loan Association calls for the board to pay about $8,500 an acre in cash for the 61 acres.
NEWS
January 8, 1992
Here are the highlights of the agenda for the Howard County school board meeting 4 p.m. tomorrow in the board room:Listening Post, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.Appeal to Board of Public Works for funding capital projects,5:20 p.m.Appointment of principal, Burleigh Manor Middle School,5:25 p.m.Public hearing on western middle school site, 5:30 p.m.Approval of fifth-grade family life and human sexuality curriculum, 7:50 p.m.
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By Donna Boller and Donna Boller,Staff writer | November 24, 1991
County school officials will ask the school board Tuesday for preliminary approval of a 61-acre tract on Route 99 west of Marriottsville Road to locate the planned western middle school.The school system's land-acquisition staff is running close to deadline on finding a site for the school. Associate Superintendent Sydney L. Cousin said earlier that a site would be needed by late fall to allow constructiontime for the school to open on schedule in August 1993.The new site, owned by Chesapeake Federal Savings and Loan Association, marks the third attempt to find land for the western middle school.
NEWS
October 27, 1991
County school board members gave a quick preliminary approval Thursday to the use of 83 acres on Route 144 east of Triadelphia Road as the site for the planned northern elementary school.But the Nov. 14board meeting may decide to allocate the site to the urgently neededwestern middle school, said Sydney L. Cousin, associate superintendent for finance and operations.The western middle school is scheduled to open in September 1993;the northern elementary school is to open one year later.If the school system's land acquisition staff cannot find a middle school site within the next two to three months, the board may have to use theRoute 144 land for the middle rather than the elementary school, Cousin said.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff writer | April 28, 1991
Two critics of the proposed western middle school site got no argument from the school board Thursday about the property's defects, but board members pleaded that they are priced out of the market for the best land.The 72-acre site on Frederick Road between Marriottsville and Folly Quarter roads drew criticism as unacceptable for the western middle and northern elementary schools because of wetlands; an underground natural gas line; proximity to the Friendly Inn, a neighborhood pub; and potential development that may be generated by having schools nearby.
NEWS
By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff writer | March 31, 1991
County Executive Charles I. Ecker's capital budget proposal, scheduled for unveiling at a press conference tomorrow, contains the answer to whether a new northeastern elementary school will open as scheduled in September 1993.School officials are waiting to see whether the county will pick up the full $8.5 million estimated construction cost for the northeastern elementary.The state Board of Public Works last week cleared the project forfinancing consideration, but allocated nothing toward the state's $3.46 million share of the cost.
NEWS
October 19, 1992
* Marriottsville: 12100 block of Woodford Drive: Between Oct. 10 and 12, someone broke a window to a construction trailer office at Western Middle School. A telephone box in front of the trailer was also damaged.
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