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Board Meeting Summary, 6/21/99: Board Approves Request to Expand Security Cameras to All High Schools, Appoints Four New School Principals
In addition, the Board discussed a report on gender equity and the availability of playing fields for community use. The Board recognized Odyssey of the Mind winners and approved the preliminary plans for modernization of Wood Acres Elementary.
Security Cameras for High Schools
The Board approved a request to the county executive and County Council for an emergency supplemental appropriation and amendment to the Fiscal Year 1999-2004 Capital Improvements Program for $685,000 to accelerate and complete the installation of closed-circuit television systems as a security measure in all high schools. If approved, the camera systems would be installed during the 1999-2000 school year.
The Board approved the following administrative appointments:
Gender Equity Advisory Committee Report
The Board discussed a report by the Title IX Gender Equity Advisory Committee, which included recommendations regarding gender equity in technology education, expanded sexual harassment training, and development of a Title IX website.
Ballfield Work Group Report
The Board discussed the report of an interagency work group assigned to assess and document the availability of playing fields in the county and among schools, with the goal of increasing the use of such fields for the public.
Odyssey of the Mind
The Board recognized students of Takoma Park Middle School who won first place in the Maryland State Finals of the Odyssey of the Mind contest and competed in the world finals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Wood Acres Modernization
The Board approved the preliminary plan report for the modernization of Wood Acres Elementary School, scheduled to be completed by July 2001.
Board of Education: Mr. Reginald M. Felton, president; Mrs. Patricia O'Neill, vice president. Members: Mr. Steve Abrams, Mr. Kermit V. Burnett, Mrs. Beatrice Gordon, Ms. Nancy J. King, Ms. Mona M. Signer, and Mr. Geonard Butler, Jr., student member.
Dr. Paul L. Vance, superintendent and secretary treasurer. Office of the Board: 301-279-3617
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