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school briefs 6/19

June 19, 2003|by PEPPER BALLARD

Board OKs reading of new health policy



The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday approved 7-0 the first reading of a new policy regarding the requirements that must be in place in order for the school health staff and emergency personnel to honor "do not resuscitate" orders.




Corcoran receives Golden Apple Award



Washington County Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan on Tuesday gave a Golden Apple Award to Washington County Technical High School teacher Amanda Corcoran.

Corcoran, who teaches computer repair and networking, was selected as Washington County's Technology-Using Educator of the Year for the annual Maryland Instructional Computer Coordinators Association awards program.




Jones receives Golden Apple Award



Washington County Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan on Tuesday gave a Golden Apple Award to Williamsport Elementary School instructional assistant Jeanne Jones for creating a special device to help a hearing-impaired student use her hearing aids in class.

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The student, who has Down syndrome, had a hearing loss and had been fitted with hearing aids, but the hearing aids would not stay in place.

Jones made the student headbands, in many colors to match different outfits, with pockets on the ends so the hearing aids could be placed within them.

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