Education Glade Valley Government 

School Construction Projects Accelerated, New Libraries…Funded in Preliminary Capital Budget

Emphasizing that every student deserves a seat in a classroom, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today unveiled plans for a record nine school construction projects in the upcoming fiscal year. Her preliminary capital budget also funds three new library branches, the purchase of body cameras for deputies, several parks projects, fire stations, technology upgrades, roads, and the construction of a new medical unit for the Adult Detention Center.   “I am proud of the significant investment this capital budget makes to support our schools, roads, libraries, parks, and more,” Executive Gardner…

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Community Education 

Dottye Handley Ewing Civic Education in Middle Schools Fund Created

To support civic education for Frederick County Public Schools students, The Dottye Handley Ewing Civic Education in Middle Schools Fund has been established with The Community Foundation of Frederick County and becomes one of its more than 740 component funds. Founded by Mrs. Ewing through her estate provisions, the fund’s purpose is to support annual programs in Frederick County Public Schools middle schools that teach basic knowledge about citizenship and its inherent responsibilities and the skills essential for active and effective participation in a democracy. These programs include but are…

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Education Glade Valley Government 

Frederick County Public Schools Will Open Fully Virtual

The Frederick County Board of Education voted unanimously this evening to open fully virtual in August and continue through the first semester. The Superintendent and administration will be allowed to identify small groups of students who may need in-school instruction, and arrange to meet those needs. The Board also voted to postpone extra-curricular activities including fall sports until January. Dr. Teresa Alban, Superintendent of Schools, explained that superintendents have discussed having fall, winter, and spring sports all in the second semester. Each season would last six weeks. The Board of…

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Education Government 

County’s Director of Governmental Affairs Earns State Honor

Frederick County’s Director of Governmental Affairs, Joy Schaefer, has been selected as the Distinguished School Board Service Award Recipient, the Maryland Association of Boards of Education announced today.  The prestigious award is presented to a board member who made outstanding contributions to public education as a school board member in Maryland. Ms. Schaefer was elected to the Frederick County Board of Education in 2012 and served until 2019, when she stepped down to take on her role in the Office of the County Executive. She was elected as vice president…

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