Washington County Educational Support Personnel and Washington County Teachers Association Ratify Employee Negotiated Agreements
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 21, 2017) - The Washington County Educational Support Personnel (WCESP) and Washington County Teachers Association (WCTA) have both ratified the terms of the new employee negotiated agreements among each group’s membership.
The terms will now be presented to the Washington County Board of Education (BOE) for a formal vote on the agreements at the BOE Meeting on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, which will be held in the auditorium of the Center for Education Services at 10435 Downsville Pike at 6 p.m.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 21, 2017) – The 11th annual clothing drive to benefit Children In Need kicks off in Washington County Public Schools on Monday, September 25 and continues through October 6, 2017. Students, parents, staff and the community are encouraged to donate gently used clothing that Children In Need distributes to children eligible for the Free and Reduced Meals program. Toiletries, books and school supplies are also accepted. The schools participating in the September/October 2017 collection are:
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 12, 2017) – The Office of Advanced Programs and the Office of Career Technology Education of Washington County Public Schools will present an open house event for all students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 on Monday, September 25, 2017 at South Hagerstown High School. The evening of programs, displays and information will focus on academy, specialized and magnet programs available to all students.
Enrolling early allows schools to make every preparation necessary before students start
HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 25, 2017) – The 2017 results from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) tests have been released. The Maryland State Department of Education released numbers for Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) and the other school systems across Maryland, compiling results of assessments in the fall of 2016 and spring of 2017. The results reflect testing for elementary, middle and high school students in reading and mathematics.
Hagerstown, MD (August 24, 2017) - Recently it was brought to the school system’s attention that a staff member made social media comments regarding the removal of students from a classroom because of their political beliefs.
Hagerstown, MD (August 17, 2017) - All outside activities for students of Washington County Public Schools from noon - 4 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017 will be held indoors or postponed. The change in schedules for athletic coaches, band directors and coordinators of other activities is being made out of an abundance of caution during the solar eclipse. Summer school will dismiss at normal times.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 17, 2017) – The Washington County Board of Education (BOE) has adjusted its meeting schedule for September to accommodate the opening of schools on September 5. The next BOE meeting is scheduled for September 12 at 6 p.m. at the Center for Education Services, 10435 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown. The following meeting is scheduled for September 26 at the same location. Additionally, all BOE business meetings will start at 6 p.m. going forward, which eliminates the 1 p.m. meetings that were typically held once each month.
BOE Seeks Public Comment on Policies Regarding Public/Private Partnerships and Pregnant and Parenting Students
The Washington County Board of Education (BOE), at its August 15, 2017 business meeting, approved the first reading of two policies:
- proposed Policy JEA, “Pregnant and Parents Students Attendance Policy;”
- proposed Policy KC, “Public-Private Educational Partnerships - Construction Activity”
The Board's Policy Committee is seeking comments from the community on the proposed policies, which are displayed as a PDF under Documents to the right of this page.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 15, 2017) – Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) is launching a new mobile app for smartphones and other devices in order to expand its communication outreach to parents and the community. WCPS is partnering with Blackboard to make the app available in the online iTunes and Google Play app stores for free.