George Arlotto on Wednesday became the third Anne Arundel County superintendent in as many years to submit a capital budget proposal and says working within the school system for ten years helped him hammer out a $163.4 million request.
Former Anne Arundel County school board member Eugene Peterson formally resigned from the school system ethics panel, less than a week after the board requested he step down for comments made at June board meeting, where he referred to interim superintendent Mamie Perkins as "Aunt Jemima."
The Anne Arundel County school board on Wednesday formally censured former member Eugene Peterson and requested he resign from the board ethics panel in response to comments he made at a June 4 board meeting criticizing the panel's effort to realign an office that monitors minority achievement.
The Anne Arundel County school board on Wednesday adopted a $1.02 billion operating budget for FY 2015 that includes funding for employee pay increases and a new contract school, but the panel criticized county government for taking money from the school system's health fund balance to foot the bill.
A plan by Anne Arundel County school officials to realign an office that monitors minority achievement prompted tense moments during Wednesday's school board meeting, heightened by a former school board member referring to interim Superintendent Mamie Perkins as "Aunt Jemima."
The Anne Arundel County school system will need to make up only two of five school days missed this year to inclement weather after receiving a waiver from the state Department of Education on Wednesday.
The Anne Arundel County school board has narrowed its search for a new permanent superintendent to three finalists, including two that are currently employed in the school system, officials said on Friday.
The Anne Arundel County school board voted on Wednesday to fully fund step increases to teachers' salaries in this year's operating budget proposal, a move that is slated to add $6.2 million to the overall $1.04 billion package that Interim Superintendent Mamie Perkins recommended in December.
Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School officials entered a recent Anne Arundel County school board meeting eager too discover whether their new high school program would be allowed to continue.