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School board briefs

February 21, 2007|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Boonsboro band to get $7,500 grant



Boonsboro High School's band will receive a $7,500 grant from the Nora Roberts Foundation to buy instruments.

The Washington County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the gift. Nora Roberts is an author who lives in Washington County.

A second donation to the school also was approved. A $1,000 donation was made to the Boonsboro High School Future Farmers of America Chapter from the Washington County Tractor Pullers Association.

The Washington County Board of Education voted Tuesday to approve the lowest bid for the construction of Westfields Elementary School.

The approved bid is for $16.1 million, officials said.

The planned elementary school near the Westfields community is scheduled to open in 2008.




Director of facilities management resigns



The director of facilities management for Washington County Public Schools has resigned.

Rodney Turnbough's resignation was effective Feb. 16, according to a list of staff changes approved Tuesday by the Board of Education.

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Construction plans for Pangborn approved



Construction documents for the Pangborn Elementary School building were approved Tuesday.

The Washington County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the documents, which will be submitted to the Public School Construction Program staff for review and approval before proceeding to bid, officials said.

A replacement school for the existing Pangborn Elementary School is expected to open in 2008.




Board members named to committee



Washington County Board of Education Vice President Wayne D. Ridenour and board member W. Edward Forrest were named to the two plus two committee to discuss issues with Washington County Commissioners.

Officials decided at a meeting last week to form the committee. Board President Roxanne R. Ober directed them to schedule a meeting with commissioners.

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