Jenkins-Spangler to Harford County Board of Education: “The Special Ed Department Needs an Enema”

From Hilary Jenkins-Spangler: My husband attended a BOE meeting Monday evening in Bel Air. Dr Canavan was the first public speaker. She praised the administrators for taking ‘appropriate’ action regarding the abuse case at Hickory Elementary School. Dr. Canavan indicated that the problem was handled quickly and efficiently. Nancy Reynolds said “I want to thank […]

Jenkins-Spangler: Rally Planned Outside Board of Education; “This Affects Everyone – Not Just Parents of Children with Disabilities”

From Hilary Jenkins-Spangler: My husband and I are organizing a rally outside the Harford County Board of Education on Wednesday. We want to hold the administrators responsible for the substandard services for special education students – we are still at least 20 years behind surrounding counties. The changes implemented by the county since the Hickory […]

Milcarzyk: “Having a Shelter Improves the Quality of Life Not Just for the Homeless, but for the Community”

The following letter was written by Laura Milcarzyk, a client who has graduated from the program at Harford Family House and spoke at the organization’s prayer vigil last Tuesday. Joyce Duffy, ED/CEO Harford Family House, provided the letter and said Milcarzyk hopes that her story will help those who oppose building or expanding shelters to […]

Jacobs: “Now, More Than Ever, Local School Boards Are Critical”

From Verjeana M. Jacobs, President, Maryland Association of Boards of Education: As State Superintendent Lowery departs the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and new State Board appointees begin their terms, now more than ever, school boards across the state are needed to provide critical, consistent, and stable leadership to local students, schools, and communities. […]

Breaux: “One Could Say That the HCPS ‘Shot Itself in the Foot’ by Use of This Budgetary Process”

The following letter was sent from Harold J. Breaux to the Harford County Board of Education, Superintendent, County Executive, and County Council. A copy was provided to The Dagger for publication: Dear New Board of Education Members: Congratulations on your election/selection (and thanks for your service) on the Board of Education of Harford County. As […]