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BOE Approves Draft Budget; Public Budget Hearing Scheduled

Hagerstown, MD (January 3, 2018) - The Washington County Board of Education (BOE) approved a draft of the Fiscal Year 2019 General Fund Budget at its January 2 meeting. A public hearing is scheduled as part of the BOE's business meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Center for Education Services, 10435 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown. Written comments can be submitted to Jeff Proulx, Chief Operating Officer, Washington County Public Schools, 10435 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Five WCPS High Schools Participating in District We the People Competition on November 14

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 6, 2017) – Students from Boonsboro, North Hagerstown, Smithsburg, South Hagerstown and Williamsport high schools will participate in the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution annual Simulated Congressional Hearing Competition on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held at Maugansville Bible Brethren Church.

WCPS/Children In Need Clothing Drive In Next Round of Schools

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 2, 2017) – The 11th annual clothing drive to benefit Children In Need continues in November in Washington County Public Schools, from Monday, November 6 through November 17, 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 November 2017 collection are:

WCPS Expanding Pre-Kindergarten Programs

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 3, 2017) – Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) is creating full-day pre-kindergarten access for 20 students at Emma K. Doub School for Integrated Arts and Technology, 20 more students at Lincolnshire Elementary School, and is expanding the pre-kindergarten program for 40 students at Williamsport Elementary School from half-day to full-day. The changes at Emma K. Doub and Lincolnshire will occur on October 23 and the change at Williamsport Elementary takes place on October 24.

BOE Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Changes to School Meals Policy; Deadline for Public Comment Extended

Hagerstown, MD (October 12, 2017) - The Washington County Board of Education (BOE), at its September 12, 2017 business meeting, approved the first reading of proposed changes to Policy EFEA, entitled “Local Funding of School Lunch,” and the first reading to rescind Policy EFF, entitled “School Lunch – Breakfast Program.” The BOE's Policy Committee is seeking comments from the community at this time on the proposed changes, which are available for download under Documents to the right of this page.