School Board briefs

June 21, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Scoreboard bid meets approval

The Washington County Board of Education approved a bid Tuesday for a scoreboard for Mike Callas Stadium at North Hagerstown High School.

The board voted unanimously to accept the lowest bid - $100,619 - from Daktronics Inc.

According to a report submitted to the board, the entire project continues to be within its $3.8 million budget.Educational facilities master plan OK'd

The Washington County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the fiscal year 2008 educational facilities master plan.

The plan includes enrollment projections, assessments of existing facilities and a planning framework to solve problems with facilities.

Boyd Michael, executive director of secondary education, said the plan was reviewed at length, and revisions were made at the suggestions of the board.

"This is a very fluid document that is constantly changing," Board Member Jacqueline B. Fischer said. "It has to change based on whether a roof starts leaking that wasn't leaking before or a boiler (breaks)."


Parents offered Web access to records

The Washington County Board of Education voted Tuesday to approve a contract with a company that will offer parents Internet access to their children's records.

Board members said parents would be able to access their children's records, including attendance and test scores, at home, on school computers or at the public library.

The board voted unanimously to amend the contract with Performance Matters LLC to include parent access. The addition will add $17,500 to the first year of the contact and $500 to each of the two additional years of the contract, according to a report submitted to the board.

The total amount of the approved three-year agreement was $468,500.

South High senior is new student rep

A South Hagerstown High School senior was named Tuesday as the new Washington County Board of Education student representative.

Sarah Miller, 17, will replace outgoing student representative Usama Qadri. She said her first meeting will be July 11.

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