HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 27, 2004) - On Tuesday, October 5, the Washington County Board of Education will hold a special Work Session to discuss two topics: state test results and the impact of enrollment growth. The Work Session, which will be televised on Antietam Cable Channel 99, will begin at 9:00 AM, with the discussion of projected enrollments to begin at approximately 9:45 AM.
“The explosive growth in the county has important implications for planning for our schools,” said Edward Forrest, president of the Washington County Board of Education. During the Work Session, the Board will consider enrollment projections and discuss staff proposals for the 2006 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The system’s CIP is updated annually and must be submitted to the state each fall. Reductions in available state funding of local system’s capital improvement needs will be discussed at the work session along with recommended allocations for the county’s CIP funding for 2006.
The public is invited to attend the morning Work Session and the Business Meeting, which will begin at 1:00 PM. Both sessions will be rebroadcast on Channel 99 on Thursday, October 7, beginning at 6:30 PM, and again on Saturday, October 9, at 1:00 PM.