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Washington Co. school board briefs

November 07, 2007|By ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Former board member suggests improvements



Former Board of Education Member Jacqueline B. Fischer of Clear Spring said during a meeting Tuesday that the board should change some of its procedures.

Fischer said that while criticism of the board over a recent incident involving a kindergartner who took the wrong school bus and was dropped off two miles from home was warranted, some of it also was unjustified.

She said that criticism over the lack of public information being released about the incident was unwarranted, but that the board should be criticized for its slow response. Fischer said the board should have moved faster regarding policies and procedures that will help keep students safe on school buses.

She suggested more frequent meetings, and other measures the Board of Education could take to be more efficient.




Board approves bids for three projects



The Washington County Board of Education unanimously approved bids Tuesday for work on three school system projects.

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The board approved spending $266,500 for electrical improvements to Fairview Outdoor School. The board also voted to spend $38,640 for testing inspection services for the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts that will open in downtown Hagerstown. The school is scheduled to open in 2009.

Terrazzo flooring for Rockland Woods Elementary School also was approved. The cost of the flooring will be about $283,400.

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