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Washington Co. school board briefs

December 13, 2007|By ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Ober, Brightman elected to lead

The Washington County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to elect Roxanne R. Ober to another one-year term as the board's president.

The board also voted unanimously to name Board Member Donna Brightman vice president.




Trout honored at meeting

Charlotte Trout, a physics teacher at Williamsport High School, was honored Tuesday during the Washington County Board of Education meeting.

Trout was awarded the 2007 Verona Computational Science Teacher Leader Award for her exemplary use of computer-based models, simulations and visualizations to enhance student learning, and for her active participation in sharing computational science strategies and methods with others.




Capital improvement requests being sent

The Washington County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to submit its capital improvement budget requests to the County Commissioners.

The more than $20 million request includes planning for a new Antietam Academy, a new "East City" high school and a new Eastern Primary school, according to the document.

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The fiscal year 2009 request also includes a $4.25 million request for construction to Antietam Academy, and about $1.3 million to construct a cafeteria at Fountain Rock Elementary School.

Other requests include $1.6 million to move about 18 portable classrooms.




Gifts of equipment, money approved

The Washington County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to approve gifts for two of the county's high schools.

O'Neill Physical Therapy will donate about $4,944 worth of equipment to the North Hagerstown High School athletic department.

The Clear Spring FFA Alumni will donate $4,600 to the Clear Spring High School FFA organization.

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