Amira Yacoubou Adam, 21, said she was elated to meet former First Lady Michelle Obama last month and would remember the discussions they had for the rest of her life.
The Shepherd’s Staff continues to help families in need even when the pandemic caused them to adapt.
Chitrachedu died Nov. 18 at the age of 80. Shortly before, he and his wife, Dr. Vimala Naganna, were named Persons of the Year by Carroll Magazine for their contributions to the community.
A new policy aimed at maintaining political neutrality in classrooms was scheduled to be approved during Wednesday’s Carroll County school board meeting. But it was tabled after a board member pitched a mechanism for reporting alleged violations and tracking teachers who didn’t stick to the curriculum.
The system’s dashboard that updates every Wednesday reported 337 people have the virus this week when 239 people had it the week before. It’s the seventh week in a row cases have increased.
Carroll County Public Schools anticipates receiving $6.6 million more in state funding for fiscal 2023 than it did for fiscal 2022, more revenue than the system has received in “probably over 10 years,” according to Chris Hartlove, chief financial officer at CCPS. But that increase is still significantly less than what was expected from the state, Hartlove said.
The board voted to turn Jan. 21, March 4, April 1 and May 6 into half days for students after Superintendent Sean Bulson made the proposal. Bulson also eliminated professional development days for staff on April 13 and 14. Both days are during spring break.
A man died in Baltimore from gunshot wounds Sunday, police said, and three other people were injured by gunfire.
Families flocked to private schools and homeschooling during the 2020-2021 school year when students at the public schools switched back and forth from virtual to hybrid learning due to the pandemic. Private schools in Carroll were offering in-person learning at the time. And some parents decided to take teaching in their own hands.
Carroll County parents and a local board of education member were mixed on their opinions about how masking policy should move forward in public schools, after a Maryland State Board of Education meeting this week.On Wednesday state school board members voted 12-2 to direct state officials to draft a new emergency mandate for masking in public schools to include “off ramps” to masking requirements in the future. The current emergency regulation requiring mask wearing in all Maryland public schools expires after Feb. 15.