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Washington County Board of Education briefs

May 22, 2008|By ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Michael named new deputy superintendent

Boyd Michael will be the new deputy superintendent for Washington County Public Schools.

Michael's promotion was approved Tuesday on a 7-0 vote by the Washington County Board of Education.

Michael, who has served as assistant superintendent for School Operations, will begin his new role in July.

Michael will replace Stan Schaub. The position was vacated almost two years ago, and wasn't filled until Schaub was hired as acting deputy superintendent for Systemwide Improvement, Efficiency and Accountability in December 2007.

Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan said Michael has served in almost every role he could have within the school system. She said he will "hit the ground running" in his new job.

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Board of Education President Roxanne R. Ober said Michael recently was certified to drive school buses, and is being trained to work in school cafeterias as well.

"We appreciate you going above and beyond the call of duty," Ober said.

Three parents of Washington County Public Schools students were honored Tuesday for their volunteer work in local schools.

Two of the parents were nominees for the Comcast Parent Involvement Matters Award - Jamie Hardesty (Fountaindale School for Arts & Academic Excellence) and Sarah Miller (Pangborn Elementary School).

Kristy Sollenberger, a volunteer at Bester Elementary School, also was honored Tuesday. She won the Comcast award.

New members named to WCPS Facilities and Enrollment Advisory Committee

Two new members to the Washington County Public Schools Facilities and Enrollment Advisory Committee were approved Tuesday.

Their appointments were approved 7-0 by the Washington County Board of Education.

Lorraine M. O'Connor, of Keedysville, will fill a vacancy on the committee from the Boonsboro area, and Michele Singletary will fill a vacancy in the North Hagerstown area.

Robert Spong, facilities planning manager, said there are two remaining vacancies on the committee, in the Clear Spring community and the South Hagerstown area.

Those interested in applying can access an application at the Washington County Public Schools Web site at www.wcboe.k12.md.us.

To access the application, go to "downloads, forms and publications," then click on "committees (board advisory)" and then click on "advisory committee overview and application."

School board OKs $350,000 in bids

The Washington County Board of Education approved more than $350,000 in bids Tuesday.

The vote was 7-0.

The board approved $100,000 for bathroom partitions, and $79,380 for flooring at Springfield Middle School, according to documents.

Another $173,000 was approved for a boiler at Cascade Elementary School.

School board votes to buy more than $60,000 in textbooks

The Washington County Board of Education voted Tuesday to purchase more than $60,000 in textbooks.

The vote was 7-0.

The board approved the purchase of 130 Advanced Placement chemistry books at $102.75 per book. The board also voted to buy 615 honors chemistry books at $71.95 per book.

Boonsboro Middle School to get $3,207 from Martin's program

Boonsboro Middle School will receive $3,207 from the Martin's Food Market A+ Rewards Program.

The Washington County Board of Education approved the contribution Tuesday by a vote of 7-0.

The school will use the funds for special student events and to support the general instruction program.

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