HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 17, 2004) - American Education Week celebrates public education across America. In Washington County, students and staff are presenting programs and events, holding open houses and hosting parent visits, as Washington County Public Schools renews its commitment to the American Dream, and the quality education desired and deserved by the community.
WCPS Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Morgan says, “We strive for excellence every day in the classrooms and offices of Washington County Public Schools, using our resources effectively and efficiently in the face of rising costs and increased demands on educators. As a community, we need to ensure adequate funding to keep the best and brightest teachers, and to build and maintain the highest quality school facilities. We are committed to communicating our needs and challenges to the community so we can all work together to overcome any roadblocks to student achievement.”
Research shows that adequate class size, all day kindergarten, and access to early childhood education for all children are just a few of the initiatives which can help a public school system move forward. Dr. Morgan adds, “We support and celebrate pursuit of the American Dream, through each student in Washington County Public Schools. Those students deserve a promising future and realization of their individual dreams, and count on us to provide them the resources they need to succeed.”