Superintendent presents new awards
Washington County Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan on Tuesday presented three awards she developed for school system staff and others who worked hard to improve the county's schools.
The awards were presented during Tuesday's Washington County Board of Education meeting. They are:
- The Golden Apple Award for a central office staff member, presented to Joy Rath, a 31-year school system employee who helps children in need and homeless children with transportation and other needs.
- The Golden Apple Award for World Class Supporter of Washington County Schools presented to the Economic Development Commission for working to create the Choices in Colleges and Careers Fair.
- The Superintendent's Above and Beyond the Call of Duty award, presented to Sherry Spithaler, a Boonsboro Middle School science teacher for taking initiative in setting up a Web site with assignment information and working extra hours to make sure correspondence between students and parents was up to date.
Parents air concerns about school conditions
Ed Patterson, Citizen's Advisory Committee chairman at Pangborn Elementary School, told The Washington County Board of Education Tuesday he and other parents have concerns about environmental conditions at the school.