The Greensboro Elementary School Student Government Association opened the January Board of Education meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Sandy Citro, a Greensboro Elementary School teacher, was recognized on her retirement after teaching in Caroline County for 16.5 years. Citro has taught in Maryland for 17.5 years. Superintendent John Ewald and Board President James Newcomb Jr. stand with Citro.
Wesley Sorrells, an instructional assistant at Colonel Richardson High School, was recognized on his retirement after working in Caroline County for nine years. Superintendent John Ewald and Board President James Newcomb Jr. stand with Sorrells.
Bob Hanley, mail courier for Caroline County Public Schools, was recognized for his service to the school system. Hanley has been the mail courier since July 2003. Superintendent John Ewald and Board President James Newcomb Jr. stand with Hanley.
The Caroline County Public Schools central office and support services employees held a fundraising challenge during the month of December to raise money for the Caroline County Public Library's Imagination Library.
Participants in the program receive one new, high-quality, age-appropriate book mailed to their home every month from birth to age 5.
The Dollywood Foundation provides administrative support for the program, with all other funds being raised locally; $25 per year covers the cost of 12 books and postage for one child.
The employees, through a variety of silent auctions, drawings, one employee's Go Fund Me page and donations from vendors were able to raise $10,250 for the program.
Assistant Superintendent for Administration Milton Nagel and Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Dr. Patricia Saelens presented the check to library executive director Deborah Bennett and Tearesa French, supervisor of the Family Support Center and Judy Hoyer Centers.
The Board of Education approved the following items:
- 2016-2017 School Calendar - The calendar will have students returning to school on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 and the last day will be a half day on Thursday, June 8, 2017.
- 2016-2017 Closed School List (Student School Assignment) - Greensboro Elementary, Ridgely Elementary, Denton Elementary and Colonel Richardson High School are closed to transfers in for the 2016-2017 school year. Board policy defines a school as over-enrolled when the student population is 95% or more of the state rated capacity, and under-enrolled when the student population is less than 75% of the state rated capacity.