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WCBOE Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Policy Changes

Posted May 18, 2023

On May 16, 2023, the Washington County Board of Education (“Board”) approved the first reading of the following:

  • Proposed changes to Policy DN – “Disposal of Surplus, Salvage, or Obsolete Equipment and/or Materials”
  • Proposed changes to Policy GBLA – “Personnel Records – Background Checks and Disclosures of Employees”
  • Proposed changes to Policy JEB – “Prekindergarten”
  • Rescission of Policy GBEF – “Health and Safety/Tobacco Free School Premises”
  • Rescission of Policy JHF – “Health and Safety – Students”
  • Proposed Policy ADD – “Health and Safety”

The Board’s Policy Committee (“Committee”) is seeking comments from the community at this time on the proposed changes to the policies, which are attached.  You may submit your comments electronically or by U.S. mail on or before May 31, 2023, to the members of the Committee and to the staff liaison to the Committee at the following addresses:


Email Address

Mr. Pieter Bickford, Committee Chairperson: [email protected]

Mr. Stan Stouffer, Committee Member: [email protected]

Mrs. Melissa Williams, Committee Member: [email protected]

Ms. Ilissa Ramm, Chief Legal Counsel and Staff Liaison to the Committee: [email protected]  


Mailing Address

Washington County Board of Education

10435 Downsville Pike

Hagerstown, Maryland 21740


In the event you need a hard copy of the policies with the proposed changes, you may contact the Public Information Office at 301-766-2809.  The Committee anticipates submitting the proposed changes to the Board of Education at its public business meeting on June 6, 2023, for the second reading and the Board’s final review and approval.

Thank you.

Notice Date: May 17, 2023