(Joppatowne, MD) – – Congressman C. A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger and Harford County Executive David R. Craig, have announced additional funding of $143,000 for Joppatowne High School’s Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Program. The money, provided from the federal government, will help keep the program on the cutting edge and allow it to expand.
The program currently has 120 students and will add an additional 65 new students for the 2009 – 2010 school year. The curriculum prepares students for careers in the homeland security sciences, law enforcement, criminal justice and information technology. The Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Program at Joppatowne High School is now a pilot program. The curriculum is expected to be implemented at Dundalk High School in Baltimore County and Fort Meade High School in Anne Arundel County next year.
Among those joining Congressman Ruppersberger and County Executive Craig for the announcement at Joppatowne High School this week were, County Councilman Dion Guthrie, Sheriff L. Jesse Bane, Interim Superintendent of Schools Patricia Skebeck, Patrick Hess, President of the Board of Education, Principal Macon Tucker and Harford County Public School staff members and professional partners who aided in writing this unique course curriculum.