Achievement First contracts are approved
The Washington County Board of Education voted Thursday to approve $137,000 in Achievement First Fund for Educational Excellence contracts to pay for professional consultants and coaches, materials, workshops and site visits through the end of this school year at Hancock and Eastern elementary schools.
Hancock Elementary received $70,000 through a competitive federal grant project and Eastern Elementary received about the same amount through a state fund for educational excellence. Both programs require outside assistance to develop them.
Achievement First, a Maryland Department of Education literacy program, was put in place at Hancock Elementary this summer and will be put in place at Eastern Elementary this month.
Mini-grants awarded to county teachers, staff
The Washington County Public Schools Foundation Inc. awarded five mini-grants of $300 each to county teachers and school staff during Thursday's board meeting.