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January 13, 2005
Most county offices to close for holiday Washington County government will close most offices and services on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. County Commuter transportation service will run its regular bus routes on that day. Temporary measure is taken at annex Due to renovations at the Washington County Courthouse Annex Building, the handicapped-accessible entrance on Summit Avenue will...
By MARLO BARNHART | September 9, 2008
FUNKSTOWN -- No stranger to change, the Funkstown School for Early Childhood Education is again transforming itself as the 2008-09 school year gets started. The school at 23 Funkstown Road is now exclusively for grades prekindergarten and kindergarten, working with children from the Funkstown area, as well as from Emma K. Doub, Eastern and Bester elementary schools. "This year we got all of Eastern Elementary's prekindergarten and kindergarten students," said Nancy Kirkpatrick, school secretary.
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | May 7, 2007
HAGERSTOWN A 6-year-old Pangborn Elementary School student was struck early Monday by the school bus he was boarding. The boy was boarding the bus on Youngstoun Drive about 7:45 a.m., according to Washington County Public Schools spokeswoman Carol Mowen. Sheriff's deputies said the boy was taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment of his injuries, which were described as "minor. " Police and school officials declined to release additional details about the accident, saying the incident was under investigation.
By DAVE McMILLION | October 13, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A committee studying ways to change attendance zones for Washington County public elementary schools to relieve overcrowding approved several proposals during a meeting Tuesday night at the school system's central office. Facilities and Enrollment Advisory Committee members also continued to discuss issues regarding the length of school bus routes, school enrollment numbers and other growth-related issues. There also was discussion about the amount of time it is taking the committee to deal with redistricting issues.
December 27, 2010
Following is a list of New Year's holiday closings: City of Hagerstown The City of Hagerstown's offices will be closed in observance of the New Year's holiday on Friday. City offices also will be closed Monday for the third of three work-stop days included in the city's budget for fiscal year 2010-11. The work-stop days are being done to reduce expenditures. The city noted that emergency and continuous operations will remain open. City trash, recycling The City of Hagerstown says that because the New Year's Day holiday is on Saturday, there will be no interruption of normal recycling and trash collection.
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | February 27, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY - With about 1,100 students affected by redistricting, Washington County Public Schools officials said they have some changes to make before the start of the school year in August. The yearlong redistricting effort affected about half of the county's schools, which will result in some teaching positions being moved, bus route changes and other items, Facilities Planner Robert Spong said. "Now that redistricting is winding down, we're starting to notify those folks (who were affected)
November 13, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. -- In a memorandum to top-level directors Wednesday evening, Frederick County Public Schools superintendent Linda Burgee announced further system-wide cost-cutting measures in "acknowledgment of increasingly tight economic times. " "The reality is that, like every organization in the county, the state and the nation, we're facing some serious future fiscal constraints. We're making these cuts now to offset inevitable future reductions in funding," Burgee said in the release.
July 24, 2013
Clayton Wilcox, superintendent For questions regarding school system policies, academics, procedures or programs. Phone number: 301-766-2816 Chris South, chief financial officer For questions or concerns about the Washington County Board of Education's budgets, accounting, payroll or purchasing. Phone number: 301-766-2827 Boyd Michael, deputy superintendent For questions about school maintenance projects, or anything else related to school system operations.
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | January 30, 2007
Washington County Board of Education President Roxanne Ober said Sunday that the redistricting of some county schools will be necessary after a new elementary school and replacement schools for two others are built. The school board will vote Feb. 6 whether to ask an advisory committee to review enrollment data and other information related to redistricting. Ober said the last major redistricting in the county was more than five years ago. Minor redistricting that affects only one or two families occurs more often, she said.
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 5, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - For more than 10 years, the transfer point for Washington County's public bus system has been under an overpass near the Hagerstown Police Department. In recent years, Washington County Commuter and the City of Hagerstown tried to find a nicer spot for people to wait as they changed bus routes, but nothing fit. Having exhausted a list of ideas, County Commuter is going to let an outside expert step in, said Kevin Cerrone, County Commuter's director. The Maryland Department of Transportation is negotiating a contract with a consultant to study alternatives, said Mike Nixon, the manager of regional planning for MDOT's Office of Planning.
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