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Washington County Board of Education briefs

May 07, 2008|By ERIN CUNNINGHAM

WCPS supervisor of food and nutrition services resigns

Gary Dodds, supervisor of food and nutrition services for Washington County Public Schools, has resigned from his position.

Dodds' resignation was announced Tuesday. He has been with the school system nearly nine years, and said he has accepted a similar job in Florida.

Washington County Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan thanked Dodds for his "excellent work" during Tuesday's Board of Education meeting.

She said the school system's food and nutrition services department has been improved under Dodds' leadership.

Maugansville Elementary hires new principal

Archie van Norden has been hired as the new principal of Maugansville Elementary School.

He is now principal at Fountain Rock Elementary School.

Current Maugansville Elementary Principal Deborah Favinger announced her retirement earlier this year.

Other principal changes approved by the Washington County Board of Education Tuesday include:

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· Bester Elementary School Assistant Principal Michael R. Telemeco will be principal of Fountain Rock Elementary.

· Clear Spring Elementary Principal Amy C. Norris will be principal of Hickory Elementary.

· Hickory Elementary Principal Catherine R. Scuffins will be principal of Lincolnshire Elementary.

· Acting principal of Smithsburg Elementary Jennifer L. Scarberry will be principal of Smithsburg Elementary.

All personnel changes will be effective July 1.

Tuesday recognized as National Teacher Day

Washington County Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan and school board members recognized Tuesday as National Teacher Day.

"We really value what you do and are very proud of the work you do," Morgan said to the county teachers' union President Denise D. Fry. "(We honor) the many teachers we know do a lot of heavy lifting in their classrooms and are the reason that Washington County Public Schools are doing so well."

School Food and Nutrition Service employees recognized

The Washington County Board of Education recognized this week as School Food and Nutrition Service Personnel Week through a resolution Tuesday.

Gary Dodds, supervisor of food and nutrition services for Washington County Public Schools, said more than 18,000 school meals are purchased each day.

School Board OKs $1 million in bids

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

The vote was 6-0, with Board Member Paul W. Bailey absent.

Among those bids was an $800,875 contract to move 18 portable classrooms to different schools, and $77,693 for lockers at Williamsport High School, according to documents provided to the board.

The school board also approved $17,559 for bottled drinking water that will be used at several school sites and the school system's central office.

An $84,897 contract for bleachers at Clear Spring High School also was approved.

The board also approved spending $82,100 on a ceiling light replacement project at Washington County Technical High School.

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