Monday, December 3, 2012
What to do with Havre de Grace High School is on the Harford County Board of Education's Dec. 3 meeting agenda.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Agenda for Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, from the Harford County Board of Education's website. Times are approximate and items are subject to change. See our series detailing options for Havre de Grace High School:
Friday, November 9, 2012
The Harford County Board of Education discussed options for the future of Havre de Grace High School.
After Harford County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Tomback recommended demolishing and rebuilding Havre de Grace High School during a meeting this week, the Harford County Board of Education opted to defer a vote on the project. Parroting prior comments from citizens, Tomback cited "safety, security and administrative challenges" as reasons to move away from the current two-building campus bisected by Congress Avenue in Havre de Grace. The best solution, Tomback said, is a one-building school laid out similarly to Aberdeen High School, located on what is now a series of ball fields. Grimm & Parker Architects conducted an assessment of Havre de Grace High School’s safety, current building structure and educational program …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Harford County Board of Education will discuss the scope study for Havre de Grace High School at Monday's meeting in Bel Air.
The Harford County Board of Education will make a decision concerning the future scope study for Havre de Grace High School. The meeting—the first since Rick Grambo was appointed board president—begins at 6:30 p.m. at the A.A. Roberty Building (102 S. Hickory Ave.) in Bel Air. Find the full agenda for the Harford County Board of Education meeting. Board members passed the FY2014 Captial Improvement Plan in September, which started the funding process for a new Havre de Grace High School. The presentation covering the study will be led by Assistant Superintendent of Operations Cornell S. Brown. Several contract awards will be discussed, including: Also on Monday’s agenda will be another presentation led by Brown covering the 2012 …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Harford County Board of Education met Monday in Bel AIr.
The Harford County Board of Education elected Rick Grambo as president and Nancy Reynolds as vice president during Monday's meeting in Bel Air. Grambo, vice president earlier this year, has served as interim president since board president Dr. Leonard Wheeler died in September. Reynolds, who was a board member before her appointment Monday night, thanked fellow board members and colleagues for their support. “I want to make sure that all the parents, students and staff of Harford County Public Schools know that I will continue to support to provide quality education to all our students,” Reynolds said. James Murdza was inducted into the HCPS Educators Hall of Fame Monday evening. The board recognized Murdza, who retired in 1989, for his …
Monday, October 22, 2012
During Monday's meeting, the school board will also hear a presentation about what Harford County students do after graduation.
The Harford County Board of Education will elect a new board president and vice president during its Monday night meeting. The officers will serve two-year terms on the board, according to policy. The board will recognize James Murdza, who retired in 1989 with 30 years of service. Murdza will be inducted into the Harford County Public Schools Educator Hall of Fame as its 173rd member. Find the full agenda for the Harford County Board of Education meeting. The board will also acknowledge Ring Factory Elementary for its designation as a 2012 Blue Ribbon School. Recognized for its academic success, Ring Factory is one of 10 schools earning this award in the state of Maryland and 269 nationwide. In November, the school will receive a special …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Pat Skebeck was inducted into the Educator Hall of Fame at Monday's Board of Education meeting.
Patrica L. Skebeck was inducted into the HCPS Educator Hall of Fame as its 172nd member during Monday’s Harford Board of Education meeting. She began her 30-year-career with Harford County Public Schools as a third grade teacher at George D. Lisby Elementary School. She then went on to serve as teaching assistant principal at Meadowvale Elementary, where she would teach fifth grade classes in the morning and then cover the office in the afternoons. Skebeck continued on, becoming full-time assistant principal at Hall's Cross Roads Elementary, where she was eventually promoted to principal. Toward the end of her career, Skebeck was promoted to Executive Director of Elementary Education at the school’s central office. Under her guidance, …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Patricia Skebeck was inducted into Harford County Public School's Educator Hall of Fame at Monday's board of education meeting.
Former teacher and administrator Patricia Skebeck became Harford County’s Hall of Fame’s 172nd member at Monday’s Harford Board of Education meeting. After receiving numerous awards from the Harford County school system and Harford County Council, she joked with the audience, "Who was that person they were talking about? I’ve forgotten some of that stuff." Skebeck, who was the interim superintendent following the premature death of Superintendent Jacqueline Haas, retired in 2009 serving Harford County Public Schools for 30 years. With her family in attendance, Skebeck took the time to thank the Retired School Personell Association as well as Superintendent Robert Tomback, the board of education and her family for their continued support …
Monday, October 8, 2012
The Harford County Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the A.A. Roberty Building.
The Harford County Board of Education will recognize Patricia L. Skebeck and Beverly Hagner during its meeting Monday. Skebeck will be inducted into the Harford County Public Schools Educator Hall of Fame as its 172nd member while Hagner will be receiving the School Nutrition Association 2012 Louise Sublette Award of Excellence. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the A.A. Roberty Building in Bel Air. Find the full agenda included with this article in a printable pdf file. Monday's agenda includes the affirmation of contracts signed earlier this month by Superintendent Robert Tomback. These consist of the chiller replacements at Havre de Grace Elementary and Church Creek Elementary, the HVAC renovation for North Harford Elementary and the …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Havre de Grace is amid a grassroots effort to find funding for a new high school.
Havre de Grace is on the scoreboard. But the game is still in the early innings. Harford County Executive and Havre de Grace resident David Craig recently used a similar analogy when explaining the community's standing in what will be a lengthy quest for a new high school. Havre de Grace City Councilman David Glenn relayed that sentiment Monday night: "I’ve got to tell you, the county executive told me the other night, 'You’re a long time baseball coach. All you got through was the pre-season. We have a long way to go to get to the World Series.'" Read Patch coverage of Havre de Grace's drive for a new high school. Havre de Grace was included in the Harford County Board of Education's capital improvement plan, which was passed last week. …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Harford County Board of Education passed the FY2014 Captial Improvement Plan, which will start the funding process for a new Havre de Grace High School.
With the approval of the FY 2014 Capital Improvement Plan at Monday’s Harford Board of Education meeting, Havre de Grace supporters had a pleasant ride home. Their persistance and hard work toward pushing for a new high school was finally beginning to pay off. A total of $3.7 million was requested from Harford County for funding the design of a new Havre de Grace High School. The Harford County Council and the State of Maryland will be responsible for helping push the entire project's funding package through before the dream of many Havre de Grace residents comes to fruition. » Read more Patch coverage of the push for a new school. The board passed the proposed Fiscal Year 2014 Capital Improvement Plan by a 7-1 vote—only board member …