Education briefs

August 26, 2002

Revisions in Washington County school times noted

School starting and ending times have been revised for 15 elementary and five middle schools in Washington County for the 2002-03 school year which begins today.

The changes better utilize the time and equipment of the Washington County Public Schools transportation department, said Director of Transportation Chris Carter.

The schools and their revised times are:

  • Bester Elementary and Salem Avenue Elementary - 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Boonsboro Elementary - 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

  • Cascade Elementary, Clear Spring Elementary, Conococheague Elementary and Old Forge Elementary - 7:55 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

  • Fountain Rock Elementary, Fountaindale Elementary, Pleasant Valley Elementary and Sharpsburg Elementary - 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

  • Funkstown Elementary, Maugansville Elementary - 8:20 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

  • Hancock Elementary - 7:40 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.

  • Lincolnshire Elementary - 8:25 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.

  • Clear Spring Middle - 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • E.R. Hicks Middle, Northern Middle, Springfield Middle and Western Heights Middle - 7:35 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

St. maria Goretti High School board announced

Gary E. Bockrath was re-elected president of the board of trustees of St. Maria Goretti High School for the 2002-03 school year.


Other officers include Richard Hoban, vice president; Michael McGinley, treasurer; and James Marshall, secretary.

Elected to the board were Don Borum, David Karn and Mark Lannon. Continuing on the board are Leonard Doran, Dana Moylan, Tara Rumbarger, Beth Wright and Daniel E. Sullivan Jr.

Frederick County releases school enrollment figures

FREDERICK, Md. - Enrollment in Frederick County's public schools is 39,085, an increase of approximately 960 students over last year.

Classes begin today.

Frederick school officials hired 282 new teachers this year and now has 4,538 full- and part-time employees.

The school system has an operating budget of $306 million, up from $272 million last year.

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