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Board of Education for AACPS votes in support of bill to create training for special education advocates

By Caitlyn Freeman 

The Board of Education (BOE) for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) voted to support Maryland Senate Bill (SB) 1016 during the meeting of the board on Wednesday, March 20th. The bill would require the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to create a “Voluntary Ethical Special Education Advocate Certificate Program” for those who are special education advocates.  Continue reading “Board of Education for AACPS votes in support of bill to create training for special education advocates”

Accusations of bias and discrimination fly at latest Crofton Area High School redistricting meeting

By Natalie Adams

The Board of Education (BOE) for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) held a meeting open to public comment on the proposals for redistricting for the Crofton Area High School on Tuesday, March 19th at Arundel High School. At the meeting, parents and community members made claims of discrimination and bias towards the proposals, redistricting committee, and other attendees.

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The Board of Education for AACPS revises and adopts Dr. Arlotto’s recommended budget

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By Caitlyn Freeman

The Board of Education (BOE) for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) adopts a $172 million capital budget and a $1.27 billion operating budget for fiscal year (FY) 2020 during the meeting of the board on Monday, February 25th.

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Arundel’s Global Community Citizenship Class becomes a countywide graduation requirement

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By Caitlyn Freeman 

The Board of Education (BOE) for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) passed a motion 8-0 on Wednesday, February 6th making the Global Community Citizenship class, which was piloted at Arundel High School, a countywide graduation requirement starting in the 2019-2020 school year.

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Arundel’s first all-gender bathroom reopens in new location

By Natalie Adams

Arundel’s first all-gender bathroom was opened on Friday, December 14th, but closed later that day due to misuse. Almost two months later, the bathroom was reopened on Monday, February 4th, albeit in a new location.
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Arundel tests positive for lead in drinking water

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*Editor’s note: This story has been amended to clarify the difference between the EPA’s recommended lead action level for public water systems and the recommended levels for public school fixtures.

By Caitlyn Freeman 

Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) released the updated results from the county-wide testing for lead content in school water sources on Friday, February 1st. Eight water sources at Arundel High tested positive for elevated lead content.

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Three things to know about this week’s Board of Education meeting

By Natalie Adams

The Board of Education for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) conducted their bi-weekly meeting on Wednesday, February 6th. Here are three notable events from the meeting.

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Members of The Board of Education for AACPS elect new President and Vice President

By Caitlyn Freeman 

During the bi-weekly Board of Education meeting for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) on Wednesday, February 6th, former board Vice President, Terry Gilleland was elected President and Josie Urrea was elected Vice President of the Board. Urrea, a senior at Severna Park High School and the current Student Member of the Board (SMOB), is the youngest Vice President to serve on the board.                          

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Changes to dismissal protocol affect student parking

By Natalie Adams

On Friday, February 1st, a parking meeting was held to inform students of changes being made to the dismissal protocol.

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AACPS hosts a community workshop to address racism within the county

By Caitlyn Freeman 

Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS)  held a community workshop at Chesapeake Bay Middle School on Wednesday, January 30th to address the racially based incidents that have occurred at both Chesapeake Senior High School and Chesapeake Bay Middle School. Continue reading “AACPS hosts a community workshop to address racism within the county”