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by SCOTT BUTKI | February 18, 2004
scottb@herald-mail.com A public meeting is scheduled in March to gather feedback on fees charged to youth groups and other organizations to use public school buildings in Washington County. The Board of Education Facilities Committee, at a meeting Tuesday afternoon, decided it wanted the full board to send letters notifying the approximately 60 groups that pay facilities fees of the informational meeting, tentatively scheduled March 18. Boy Scouts troops and athletic organizations are among the groups using the facilities.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | September 28, 2004
scottb@herald-mail.com Three public forums are planned for candidates running in the Washington County Board of Education race, which will be on the Nov. 2 general election ballot. Eight candidates, including three incumbents, are running for four seats. School Board President Edward Forrest, 41, said Monday he was disappointed more forums are not scheduled. "There is very limited opportunity for people in the community to hear the views of the candidates," Forrest said.
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November 4, 2004
The Washington County Commissioners last week extended the two-year-old moratorium on large-scale housing developments in rural areas. Why? So that they could figure out a way to compensate property owners for value lost as a result of the comprehensive plan's proposed zoning changes. Commissioner William Wivell has taken the first step toward figuring out how to do that, but his proposal leaves us with some questions. Wivell said that he would like to fund farm preservation by giving landowners the opportunity to develop more lots by paying $5,000 for every additional acre on which a home would be built.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | January 19, 2005
julieg@herald-mail.com The Washington County Board of Education's Facilities Committee has decided to recommend the board not build an additional parking lot at Bester Elementary School, school board member Russell Williams said Tuesday night. Williams serves on the Facilities Committee, said Rodney Turnbough, director of Facilities Management. If the school board doesn't want the parking lot built, board action will be required to remove it from the capital improvement plan, Chief Operating Officer William Blum said.
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By BETHANY TREMBLAY | October 13, 2007
The Washington County branch of the NAACP hosted its annual Freedom Fund dinner on Saturday, Oct. 6, to raise money for area student scholarships. Debbie Singleton, secretary of the local branch, said the dinner was held at UAW Local 171 Union Hall in Hagerstown. Woodrow Grant, branch chief of the Maryland State Department of Education, spoke on the topic, "Power Beyond Measure. " "He was a dynamic speaker," said Singleton, who noted that Grant's speech included a brief history of education and the founding of the NAACP in 1909.
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by KAREN HANNA | June 8, 2005
Board member remains in hospital Washington County Board of Education member Russell Williams, who was injured in a bicycling accident last week, remains hospitalized, President Paul Bailey said before Tuesday night's meeting. According to a nursing supervisor at Washington County Hospital, Williams was in serious condition Tuesday night. "We would hope to see him back in the very near future," Bailey said. Pupils, parents share conference stories E. Russell Hicks Middle School students Lexi Turano, Lindsey Beall, Nicole Thompson and Jordan Cannon told the school board Tuesday night about their experiences in student-led conferences with their parents.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | August 9, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - No more soda sold during schools hours. No more fundraising by selling candy bars or baked goods at lunchtime. High-fat, high-calorie, high-sugar foods and drinks no longer will be sold at Washington County schools from 12:01 a.m. until 30 minutes after the end of the school day. The Board of Education unanimously passed a systemwide wellness policy Tuesday night that will affect students and staff beginning on the first...
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by KAREN HANNA | May 16, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A former Washington County Board of Education member and a man who ran for the position last year are among the applicants who could be considered by Gov. Martin O'Malley to fill a vacant seat. Donna L. Brightman, who lost in her bid last year to become a Washington County Commissioner, beat out former board Vice President Jacqueline B. Fischer and former board candidate Gary E. Nally to be ranked as the best of four applicants to replace W. Edward Forrest. Robin Schneider also made the list.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | January 29, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com Three Washington County schools will get enriched arts programs next year as part of the school system's plans for a downtown arts school, school officials told the Hagerstown City Council Tuesday. During a joint meeting between the Washington County Board of Education and the City Council, Roger Giles, schools director of funded and special programs, said that based on the success of the Fountaindale School for Arts and Academic Excellence, the school system plans to expand its arts offerings at one elementary school in the south end to be determined and at Northern and Western Heights middle schools next year.
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