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Washington County Board of Education briefs

August 05, 2008

New members appointed to committees



New members were approved Tuesday for two committees serving Washington County Public Schools.

The Board of Education voted 7-0 on the appointments.

Edward Jenkins was appointed to the facilities and enrollment advisory committee and will represent the South Hagerstown High School area, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education Donna Hanlin said.

Hanlin said that four people were appointed to the family life advisory committee: Michele Singletary, Claudia Martin, Robert Smith and Bridgitte Grewe, who is a South Hagerstown High School student.




Contracts worth $1.5 million awarded



The Washington County Board of Education voted Tuesday to award nearly $1.5 million in contracts.

The vote was 7-0.

The school board approved a $1.1 million copier lease with Oce' N. America for two new digital copiers for Rockland Woods Elementary School, and 70 new copiers to replace existing copiers at county schools, according to documents.

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The school board approved a $331,934 contract for custodial supplies with Weiss Bros. of Hagerstown. The contract is for one year, according to documents.

Weiss Bros. has provided custodial supplies for Washington County Public Schools for years, documents state.

The school board also approved a $201,317 contract with Weiss Bros. in Hagerstown for its cafeteria paper supplies.

Weiss Bros. was the lowest bidder on the contract.




Gift accepted for Conococheague Elementary School



Conococheague Elementary School will receive $3,279.55 from the Leonard P. Snyder Trust Fund.

The Washington County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the gift.

Officials said the funds will be used to purchase supplemental and enrichment educational materials.




Textbook purchase approved



The Washington County Board of Education voted Tuesday to approve more than $52,000 in new textbooks for students.

The vote was 7-0.

The board approved the purchase of 600 chemistry textbooks, totaling $44,988, or $74.98 per book.

Teachers' editions and CDs also are included in the purchase.

-- Erin Cunningham

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