From Harford County Public Schools:
May 9, 2016
The Board of Education of Harford County met for an open business meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the A. A. Roberty Building and took the following actions and received the following presentations:
Board Committee Reports and Comments
– Consent Agenda:
– Contract Award: English Resources for Middle Schools
– Contract Award: Verzion Centrex Phone Service Agreement
– Decision on Administrative and Supervisory Appointments, Mrs. Jean Mantegna, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
– Presentation and Decision: Contract Award Elementary Mathematics Envision 2.0 Program, Dr. Susan Brown, Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Ms. Sarah Morris, Supervisor of Mathematics Curriculum, Ms. Tara Dedeaux, Principal at Bakerfield Elementary, Dr. Stacey Gerringer, Principal at Abingdon Elementary, Mr. Jeff LaPorta, Supervisor of Purchasing
– Superintendent’s Report
It is my pleasure to announce that the Edgewood High School Academy of Finance has received Model status in the annual National Academy Foundation, or NAF, Academy Assessment. Model status means that the Academy of Finance at Edgewood High School is meeting the highest proportion of standards and that the academy has a graduating class.
The president of NAF, Ms. Hoye, shared with me that, and I quote, “This academy is a shining example of what can be accomplished when districts and schools move to a culture of linking education and business to benefit students,” end quote. This achievement is a direct result of the strong partnership and support from the students, staff, families, advisory board members and the many community and business partners who work together every day to make this academy the shining example that it is today! Congratulations! I would also like to share that Harford County Public Schools is highlighted in the May edition of District Administration, a magazine that is distributed to over 200,000 K-12 educators across the country.
Our own Ginny Popiolek and Joe Ryan from the Office of Drug Control Policy, were able to highlight the partnerships and initiatives being utilized in Harford County to educate students about drugs, but most importantly, the article notes that our current efforts include empowering students to learn from one another. The level of health instruction that goes on in our schools, beginning in elementary school, is to be commended and is a result of our partnerships with the Office of Drug Control Policy, the Sheriff’s department and the Harford County Health department. This battle cannot be fought alone and this national article highlights the value of the efforts put forth by all. Thank you.