The Eastern Shore Superintendents of Schools adopted six legislative initiatives for the 2018 Maryland General Assembly Session. The initiatives are:
Funding: Provide funds to meet the existing state public school funding formula and add prekindergarten
children to the funding formula.
Capital Projects: Provide state funds to address the capital school renovation and construction costs of identified school construction projects. (For a complete listing of projects see table)
Technology: Create a funding mechanism to allow school systems to upgrade infrastructure and purchase or replace devices for student use.
Assessment: Support the need to allow local school systems to determine the type and use of assessments to monitor and support student learning.
Local Control: Support the critical need for local control by maintaining the authority of local boards of education.
Teacher Shortage: Declare a teacher crisis shortage in Maryland and adopt programs to encourage more people to become teachers. Click on the title to see related news letter and major capital projects.
INVITATION TO BID FOR
WALK-IN COOLER/FREEZER REPLACEMENTS
AT GREENWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL & PRINCESS ANNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Click on title for more information.
Special Education Supervisor Cheryl O'Neal reports, "As of today we are able to provide all students with the OT services listed on their IEP and the make up hours process has already begun. We are happy to have a full staff and three of these people are new to Somerset County this school year. We are very fortunate to have a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic group!" Click on the title for more information.
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) at Somerset Intermediate School donated several hundred pounds of canned food to the Maryland Food Bank of the Eastern Shore. The same food bank recently donated 900 pounds of food to the Marion Sarah Peyton/SPA/STP Food Pantry. That same food pantry has distributed food to approximately 60 families.
At J.M. Tawes Career and Technology Center, carpentry and masonry students in Mr. Joe Webster's class recently received their OSHA 10 cards. They have successfully completed a course which teaches recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces.