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School Board OKs 'charges' for groups

July 21, 1999

The County Citizens' Advisory Council and School Citizens' Advisory Committees got new directions from the Washington County Board of Education Tuesday.

The School Board approved new "charges," or mission statements, for both groups. The documents "establish objectives we would hope the committees would achieve," said School Board Vice President Paul Bailey.

The charges also spell out how, when and what each group shall report to the School Board. The 15-member council will report to the board following its January and May meetings, for example.

The committees' new charge includes a new provision for a student member for each high school group. Members of the council and committees will serve two-year terms.

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School Board member B. Marie Byers said the council should have three-year terms but the other members disagreed. "I think consistency is good," said board member Doris J. Nipps.

Fiber-optic lines, transformer to be installed

Bell Atlantic will install fiber-optic lines beside Paramount Elementary School and Allegheny Power will install a transformer conduit beside Clear Spring Elementary School with easements approved Tuesday.

The Washington County Board of Education granted permission for the two companies to dig on school property and install equipment. The telephone company will install along Marsh Pike and the power company will dig off Broadfording Road.

Director of Facilities Management Dennis McGee said Paramount may benefit from the fiber optics in the future with the addition of more technological equipment.

Board awards bids to Sharrett Inc.

The Washington County Board of Education Tuesday awarded bids for ice cream, refrigeration maintenance and cargo vans.

Sharrett Inc. of Hagerstown will sell two GMC TG 11405 vans for $35,148. Garber's Ice Cream Co. of Winchester, Va., was the sole bidder for ice cream.

Garber's bid $3 per dozen ice cream cups, sandwiches, cones and sticks. Refrigeration Services Inc. of Hagerstown bid $1,300 per month for its maintenance contract. It was also the sole bidder.

- Bruce Hamilton

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