Education Notes

THE BALTIMORE SUN

School board to hold public hearing on budget

The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2005 state and local capital improvement program budget requests at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 007 of the board offices.

The public is encouraged to attend the hearing at 125 N. Court St., Westminster

Information: 410-751-3020.

Parents can opt to keep kids' information private

The federal No Child Left Behind Act provides that high schools will, upon request by military recruiters for recruiting purposes, release student names, addresses and telephone numbers to military personnel.

However, the Carroll County school system will not release a student's information if a parent or guardian provides a letter stating that permission for such release is not granted.

Parents or guardians who do not want their child's information to be released to military personnel must submit a written statement to the school principal on or before Sept. 30.

Information: Cynthia Little, director of Student Services, 410-751-3123; or Barbara Guthrie, supervisor of Guidance, 410-751-3125.

McDaniel College honors 3 longtime faculty members

McDaniel College has recognized three faculty members for 25 years of service to the school community.

Jack Elman Clark, Thomas George Deveny and Charles Edward "Chas" Neal, all Westminster residents, were honored at the college's opening faculty meeting Aug. 20. Each received an engraved McDaniel College chair for his dedication to teaching and research on the Hill.

Clark has a doctorate from Stanford University. An associate professor of mathematics in topics from elementary calculus to chaos theory, he also is an active problem-solver within professional organizations and publications.

A professor of Spanish, Deveny completed his doctoral studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has received faculty development grants, faculty book awards, publication awards, and the Ira G. Zepp Distinguished Teaching Award in 2000. Deveny teaches classes from elementary Spanish to the contemporary Brazilian novel.

Charles Neal has a doctorate from the University of Minnesota. He is chairman of McDaniel's department of political science and international studies and teaches such classes as American National Government, American Civil Liberties and American Constitutional Law.

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