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BOE Approves Changes to Student Cell Phone Use Policy

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 16, 2019) - The Washington County Board of Education (WCBOE) approved revisions to Policy JICJ, “Use of Personally-Owned, Electronic Devices” at the July 16, 2019 business meeting. The policy outlines the appropriate times and circumstances under which students can use their personal technology devices such as cell phones, tablets, computers, etc. in school and during the school day.

Transportation Department Asking Parents to Submit Transportation Location Change (TLC) Forms

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 11, 2019) – The Transportation Department of Washington County Public Schools is asking parents and guardians to submit Transportation Location Change (TLC) forms in a timely manner this summer. If a student requires transportation to or from a location other than the bus stop assigned to the home address, a TLC form must be submitted to the Transportation Department. If forms are not submitted by August 16, 2019, the request may not be approved prior to September 3, the first day of school.

Summer 2019 Meal Program

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 14, 2019) – The Food and Nutrition Services department of Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) is making available its annual summer meal program, providing free meals for anyone 18 years of age and younger Monday through Friday from June 17 through August 23. Department staff will operate six Meal Machine vehicles at the following times and locations:

WCPS Summer Hours for Schools and Offices

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 12, 2019) – As an energy and cost-saving measure, a four-day work week for Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) will begin on Monday, June 17, 2019. Schools and offices will be open expanded hours Monday through Thursday and closed each Friday through the week of August 12. Regular hours will resume on Monday, August 19; however, schools and offices will also be closed on Friday, August 23.

Washington County Student Trades Foundation Salutes Contributors to House Project

Hagerstown, MD (June 11, 2019) - Washington County Student Trades Foundation (STF), a volunteer group supporting the trades programs at Washington County Technical High School, recognized representatives from businesses that contributed to Tech High’s latest house project on Marsh Pike, Hagerstown at STF’s monthly meeting on May 15, 2019.

WCPS Annual Art Exhibition Awards

Submitted by the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts: Hagerstown, MD (May 30, 2019) - The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (WCMFA) held the Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) Annual Art Exhibition Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. For 87 years, WCPS and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts have partnered to host the wonderful WCPS Art Exhibitions, PreK-12."

Next Two School Year Calendars Approved by BOE

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 30, 2019) – The calendars for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years have been approved by the Washington County Board of Education (BOE). The BOE’s Calendar Committee, comprised of school administrators, teachers and support personnel, along with members of the community, create drafts of proposed calendars for the BOE to consider. Next school year will begin on September 3, 2019. The first day of school for students in the 2020-2021 school year will be Monday, August 31, 2020.

BOE Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Policies on "Incentive Salary - Required Program Planning" and on Board of Education Advisory Committees

Hagerstown, MD (May 24, 2019) - The Washington County Board of Education (BOE), at its May 21, 2019 business meeting, approved the first reading of proposed changes to Policy GCBA, entitled "Incentive Salary - Required Program Planning," and the first reading of proposed changes to Policy BDF, entitled "Advisory Committees to the Board of Education," and the following exhibits:

Notice: Washington County Board of Education Results of Boundary Realignment Vote on May 21, 2019

Hagerstown, MD (May 23, 2019) -  After reviewing the recommendations of the Facilities Enrollment Advisory Committee, the report of the Superintendent and conducting a public hearing, the Washington County Board of Education (BOE) approved a new attendance zone on May 21, 2019, for the Sharpsburg Elementary replacement school (scheduled to open August 2020) and modifications to the attendance zones for Boonsboro Elementary and Pleasant Valley Elementary to provide enrollment relief.