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Washington County school board briefs

April 17, 2008|By ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Student honored

Shauni Semler, a senior at Washington County Technical High School, was honored Tuesday for her work as an intern for Washington County Public Schools.

Semler worked in the school system's public information office. Officials said Tuesday that Shauni worked on the school system's Web site, creating school, department and other Web pages.

Nearly $1 million in bids approved

The Washington County Board of Education approved nearly $1 million in bids Tuesday.

The vote was 6-0, with Board Member Bernadette M. Wagner absent.

The board approved $255,696 for refuse collection and paper recycling. About $42,500 also was approved for recycling of glass, plastic and other items.

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A bid of $248,000 was accepted for a chiller and cooling tower project. Officials said in a document that the project, to be completed by Musser Mechanical Inc. in Mercersburg, Pa., is a replacement unit for the tower at Marshall Street School. Work is expected to be completed by August.

A bid of about $300,000 was accepted for the inspection, installation, repair and maintenance of closed circuit television digital video camera surveillance systems. Hagerstown-based Atlantic Security Systems Inc. has been hired to do the work.

More than $75,000 was approved to be spent on maintenance and operations equipment. The contract provides building and grounds maintenance equipment this summer for the three elementary schools currently under construction - Rockland Woods, Pangborn and Maugansville.

About $20,154 was approved to be spent on a kiln, and another $38,305 will be spent on metal storage shelving.

Board approves textbook purchase

Washington County Public Schools middle school students will receive more than $500,000 in new English textbooks.

The Board of Education approved the purchase Tuesday 6-0, with Board Member Bernadette M. Wagner absent.

Board President Roxanne R. Ober said the books now being used are about 14 years old.

Community use of school facilities to be discussed

The Washington County Board of Education will hold a roundtable discussion Tuesday night about the community use of school facilities.

The discussion will be at 6:30 p.m. at South Hagerstown High School.

Board President Roxanne R. Ober said some residents have requested that the schools' gymnasiums be more available to the public.

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