No decisions made on music program
The Washington County Board of Education shouldn't make a "knee-jerk reaction" to pressure to bring back instrumental music in the elementary schools, board member Doris J. Nipps said Tuesday at a joint meeting with the Washington County Board of Commissioners.
"I don't want to rush into anything," said Nipps, who said the school board should wait to act until it has a long-term plan it can believe in.
Instrumental music instruction was cut from the county's elementary schools in 1995.
Washington County Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said he has started receiving letters about reinstituting the program and wanted to know if it was in or out of the school board's budget.