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Online Advisory Committee Application Available

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 8, 2016) – Individuals interested in applying to one of the Washington County Board of Education’s advisory committees can submit the application online. The advisory committees are a valuable resource to the Board in the areas of technology, ethics, school calendar, facilities, budget and finance, family life and safe schools. The Advisory Committee application is available by clicking the link to the right of this page.

First Read Approved; BOE Seeking Additional Comment on Fundraising Policy

Hagerstown, MD (September 7, 2016) - Based on the work of the Board of Education’s (BOE) Policy Review and Development Committee, the BOE approved a first read of Policy KB, entitled “School Activities, Programs and/or Fundraisers Sponsored by School-Based Organizations, Parent Organizations and Booster Clubs.” during its September 6, 2016 business meeting. The BOE is providing an additional opportunity for public comment through the close of business on September 26, 2016.

First Read of Updated Fundraising Policy Scheduled Tuesday

Hagerstown, MD (September 2, 2016) - During the Washington County Board of Education's (BOE) Policy Committee meeting on August 31, 2016, the Committee finalized a draft of a proposed fundraising policy that will go to the BOE for a first read on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. A copy of the draft of Policy KB, which is entitled “School Activities, Programs, and/or Fund-Raisers Sponsored by School-Based Organizations, Parent Organizations, and Booster Clubs,” Exhibit KB-E(1), which is entitled “A

Tentative Teacher Contract Agreement Reached

Hagerstown, MD (August 29, 2016) - The bargaining teams representing the Washington County Board of Education (WCBOE) and the Washington County Teachers Association (WCTA) today reached a tentative agreement over the terms and conditions of a new one-year collective bargaining agreement covering the approximately 1,800 teachers and other professional certificated employees employed by WCBOE.  The tentative agreement, which is subject to ratification by both the Board of Education and the WCTA’s membership, includes a one step salary increase and a .5 percent improvement to

Traffic Light Work Not Finished at Smithsburg School Complex

Hagerstown, MD (August 15, 2016) - Work on the traffic light at the entrance to the Smithsburg schools will not be finished by the first day of school, so parents of Smithsburg students are being encouraged to have their children walk to school, ride their assigned school bus, or in the case of parents of middle and high school students who still intend to drive their children to school, to drop them off at the athletic fields or tennis courts so they can walk from there to school.

Bus Route Information Available for 2016-2017

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 9, 2016) – The Transportation Department of Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) has released bus route information for the 2016-2017 school year. Route information is posted on the transportation page and on individual school pages of the WCPS website. Parents can also match their address with the associated bus stop by visiting eLink and entering the grade level of the child and a home address. Click on eLink to the right of this page.

For additional information, contact the Transportation Department at 301-766-2902.

Latest Draft of Fundraising Policy

Hagerstown, MD (August 4, 2016) - During the Washington County Board of Education's (BOE) Policy Committee meeting on July 26, 2016, the Committee recommended further changes to the proposed fundraising policy based on comments received from the public to date.  A copy of the draft of Policy KB, which is entitled “School Activities, Programs, and/or Fund-Raisers Sponsored by School-Based Organizations, Parent Organizations, and Booster Clubs,” Exhibit KB-E(1), which is entitled “Activity or Program Approval Form

Updated Draft of Fund-Raising Policy Available for Comment

Hagerstown, MD (July 14, 2016) - The Washington County Board of Education's (BOE) Policy Committee met on July 12, 2016 and recommended that existing Policies IGDF and JLA be rescinded, but that certain provisions of these policies be incorporated in a new policy, to be known as Policy KB.  A copy of the draft of Policy KB, which is entitled “School Activities, Programs, and/or Fund-Raisers Sponsored by School-Based Organizations, Parent Organizations, and Booster Clubs,” Exhibit KB-E(1), which is entitled “Activity or Program Approval Form,” and Exhibit KB-E(2), which is e

2016 Transportation Location Change (TLC) Form Reminder

Hagerstown, MD (July 11, 2016)If a student requires transportation to or from a location other than the bus stop assigned to the home address, a Transportation Location Change Form (TLC) must be submitted to the WCPS Transportation Department as soon as possible. If not submitted in timely fashion, the request may not be approved prior to the first day of school.

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