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Welcome to the Somerset County Public School System webpage! It is a great honor to serve as your Superintendent of Schools. Over the last nine months I have enjoyed working with staff, parents, school groups and community organizations as we strive to make Somerset County Public Schools the top performing school system in the state of Maryland.

It seems just like yesterday we started the new school year. Now, as the warm air approaches we are working on the school system’s budget, planning summer staff development and talking about the 2014 – 2015 school year.

As a system we remain committed to providing students with an educational program that meets their individual needs while at the same time challenging and stretching their limits intellectually. We have recently completed agreements that will allow students to expand their academic programs by being involved in our Dual Enrollment Program. Further we are looking at our course description handbook and the length of classes. We want all students to be college and career ready and by expecting continuous improvement we will reach our goals!

In the coming months we will be presenting the proposed calendar and school system budget. We have compiled the online budget survey results and are in the process of creating a budget that will address current and future needs of our students. We have public input meetings scheduled at WAHS (2/19 at 6:30) and CAHS (2/24 at 6:30). Please take advantage of the opportunity to come and hear about the exciting plans for the upcoming year.

Our goal continues to remain the same and we are focused on providing the best education for the students of our communities! “Success Nothing Less” is alive and well in Somerset County!!!

I look forward to seeing everyone in school or out in the community. Best wishes for a safe conclusion to winter and a bright early Spring.