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School board briefs

June 02, 2004|by SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writing

Human Resources director resigns



Donald C. Francis, 47, is resigning as the Washington County Board of Education's Human Resources director effective June 17, he said Tuesday.

Francis said he is leaving after three years with the school system to take the job of associate vice president of Human Resources for Frederick Community College.

He said he was offered an opportunity that meets his interest in working in higher education.

"We will miss you, Don, and we appreciate your service," Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan said.

Student Services director retiring



Cheryl S. Strong, the Washington County Board of Education's interim director of Student Services, is retiring effective July 1, it was announced Tuesday.

Strong has been with the school system for 23 years.

Band director at South High resigns



Anthony W. Domenico Jr., who was band director and a teacher at South Hagerstown High School, has resigned, effective June 1.

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During Tuesday's meeting, the Washington County Board of Education adopted a list of staff changes, which included Domenico's resignation.

In late March, Domenico was transferred to the Washington County Public Schools central office on Commonwealth Avenue in Hagerstown.

Domenico has been a school system employee for eight years.

Academic integrity policy approved



The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday approved the second reading of a policy on academic integrity.

Among other issues, the policy covers cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, academic dishonesty and consequences for those actions.

School board OKs policy on conduct



The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday approved the second reading of a policy titled "Code of Conduct: Respect, Responsibility and Civil Behavior."

The policy, in part, encourages people to respect diversity and to be honest, kind and considerate.

Students recognized for internships



The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday recognized two students who served as interns in the National Cancer Institute of Frederick Internship Program.

The students are Juliana Brucksch, a senior at Smithsburg High School, and Bryan Rosensteel, a senior at North Hagerstown High School.

Marshall Street contract awarded



The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday awarded a $348,642 contract to renovate the Marshall Street School.

The contract was awarded to GRC General Contractor Inc. of Zullinger, Pa.

The school renovation is planned in order to house the Job Training Center, which is being moved from 22930 Federal Lookout Road in Smithsburg.

The main portion of the work is scheduled for completion by Aug. 15.

Board OKs three interest-free loans



Three requests for interest-free school loans were approved by The Washington County Board of Education during Tuesday's meeting.

The board approved:

  • A $6,000 loan to the South Hagerstown High School Athletic Boosters Club for the purchase of a utility vehicle.

  • A $6,000 loan to the Boonsboro High School chorus for the purchase of acoustical shells and a storage cart.

  • A $20,000 loan to Band Boosters of the Smithsburg Area Schools to pay off a high-interest loan used to buy band uniforms three years ago.

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