School briefs

July 17, 2002

Board member wants work session change

Washington County Board of Education member Paul W. Bailey said Tuesday that he would like the board to hold its Tuesday work session meetings in the afternoon instead of in the morning.

Bailey suggested starting the meetings at 2 p.m. instead of the usual 9:30 a.m. The work session meetings are typically followed by a closed-door School Board meeting and another public meeting at night.

Board member Doris J. Nipps said School Board work sessions once started at 4 p.m., which allowed more school system employees to attend because the meetings were after their working hours.

Bailey said the later time also works better for the public.

Board President Edward Forrest said the board will talk about a possible time switch at an upcoming board meeting.

Board extends deal with Allegany students

The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday approved a one-year extension of an agreement that lets some Allegany County, Md., students attend Hancock Middle-Senior High School.


Board President Edward Forrest said this will be the third year for the agreement.

Approximately 44 to 48 students are expected to make the trip from Allegany County to Hancock in the coming school year, Forrest said.

The Allegany County school system is responsible for transporting the students to the school, he said.

The board voted 6-0 on Tuesday to approve extending the agreement for another year.

Board Vice President Bernadette Wagner was not at Tuesday's meeting.

- Dan Kulin

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