School Board briefs

September 20, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Envirothon team honored at meeting

The Clear Spring High School Envirothon Team was honored during Tuesday night's Board of Education meeting.

In June, the team won at the Maryland State Envirothon by taking first place in four of the six categories of competition and winning the overall competition. That qualified the team to compete in the International Envirothon that was held in Canada in July.

Of the 55 United States and Canadian teams there, the Clear Spring team placed 15th in the overall competition. They also were in the top 10 in aquatics and special resources. The participants recognized Tuesday were Brenna House, Adam Reid, Amy Ridenour, Rebecca Funk, Derek Hanes and Sondra Lavigne.

School Board receives clean audit

The Washington County Board of Education received a report of a clean audit during Tuesday night's meeting.


The results of the fiscal year 2006 financial audit also must be reported to state officials. Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan said she was pleased with the results of the audit.

Eastern Primary School specs OK'd

The Washington County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve educational specifications for an Eastern Primary School that would serve as a sister school to the existing Eastern Elementary School.

The school would have a capacity of about 745 students in prekindergarten through second grade, according to documents presented to the board. In the fiscal year 2008 capital improvement program also approved Tuesday, the school is set to open in 2010. That date is dependent on funding.

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