School Board briefs

July 13, 2005|by KAREN HANNA

North principal to work in Central Office

Robert "Bo" Myers, who has served as principal of North Hagerstown High School for three years, has been transferred to Washington County Public Schools' Central Office.

Myers will become executive director for secondary school administration.

Smithsburg High School principal Valerie Novak will replace Myers at North High, while Melvin Whitfield will take over as principal at Smithsburg.

The Board of Education approved the moves at its meeting Tuesday night.

Some upset over transfer of teacher

Parents and students associated with the Springfield Middle School band program told the Washington County Board of Education they still are not happy with last month's decision to transfer a popular teacher.

"It just seems to be a waste of his talents ... and cheating future students," Holly Kays, 16, told the board during its meeting Tuesday night.


The board voted last month to transfer a longtime Springfield band director.

Board member Bernadette Wagner reminded Holly, who will be a Williamsport High School junior this fall, personnel matters may not be discussed publicly.

Carmen Gagnon, president of Springfield Middle School Band Boosters, and Holly's sister, Laurel Kays, all spoke on the teacher's behalf.

Control Systems Inc. will continue service

A local company will continue providing service for Washington County Public Schools' energy systems.

The Board of Education on Tuesday approved a $719,370 contract with Control Systems Inc. of Hagerstown for three years through fiscal year 2008.

According to Director of Facilities Management Rodney Turnbough, the contract includes service, upgrades and replacement of the system's automated temperature controls.

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