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Washington Co. school board briefs

August 18, 2009|By DAN DEARTH

BOE considers 70 capital upgrades at a cost of more than $100 million



The Washington County Board of Education is considering whether to approve more than 70 capital improvement projects that would cost more than $100 million.

School officials presented the list of projects to the board during a meeting Tuesday at the Washington County Public Schools office building in Hagerstown.

The capital improvement projects, which include roof and window upgrades at several schools in Washington County, would take place from fiscal years 2011-16, according to school documents.

Deputy Superintendent Boyd Michael told the board the state likely would fund a portion of the cost.

The issue is to be discussed further Sept. 1 during a board work session.

School Board to sell 13 used school buses



The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday agreed to sell 13 used school buses.

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One of the buses is 11 years old and the others are 12 years old, according to school documents. All of the buses have high mileage.

The combined value of the buses is $22,764, said Lisa Freeman, supervisor of purchasing for Washington County Public Schools. The money from the sale will be placed in the sale of assets account.

BOE accepts $5,352 from Fountain Rock PTA



A $5,352 gift from the Fountain Rock Elementary School Parent Teacher Association was accepted by the Washington County Board of Education during its meeting Tuesday.

The money will be used to pay for cultural events, including field trips and student assemblies.

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