All after-school activities for Thursday, September 23, including community use of facilities, are canceled for the evening except for the following:

  • Scheduled volleyball competitions at Francis Scott Key High School and South Carroll High School
  • Soccer teams that have pre-scheduled games taking place on artificial turf fields outside of Carroll County
  • Marching bands that are scheduled to appear in the Fallfest parade are permitted to participate.

 

 

Click on the links below to watch the livestream of the meeting:

3:30 p.m.            Joint Meeting with Carroll County Commissioners

5:30 p.m.            Board Work Session on political neutrality policy development and summer recovery
                           review and metrics

7:30 p.m.            Public Hearing – Capital Improvement Program Budget Request

 

 

 

The Board of Education of Carroll County will hold a work session on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster. The Board will discuss policy development regarding politically neutral stance in the classroom and curriculum. The Board also will discuss and review metrics from summer recovery. There will be no citizen participation at this meeting.

You may access the work session by clicking on the link under “News and Notices” on the homepage of the CCPS website at www.carrollk12.org. It also will be broadcast live on CETV Channel 21.

Please keep in mind that students, employees, and visitors are required to wear a mask when inside our school buildings and facilities in accordance with Maryland law. In addition, the Board meeting room has capacity limits which we are required to follow. Standing cannot be permitted to ensure exits and egress pathways remain clear.

The Board of Education of Carroll County does not engage in discrimination that is unlawful or contrary to Maryland State Department of Education guidance on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The Board of Education of Carroll County is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons by providing an environment that supports optimal academic achievement and productive work and is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including access to school facilities, educational programs, and extracurricular activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.

Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or the provision of services, programs or activities. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Communications Office at 410-751-3020 or publicinfo@carrollk12.org, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, may use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities Management, (410) 751-3177, or the Communications Officer, (410) 751-3020, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. 


 

 

The Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.04.18.01(D)(2)(c) requires that each school system provide a comprehensive family life and HIV prevention education to students in schools as a part of comprehensive health education.

Carroll County Public Schools is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Family Life Advisory Committee to ensure that members of the community are consulted about its family life education program. The committee will be responsible for examining all instructional materials being proposed to support the CCPS Health Curriculum.

If you are interested in serving as a member of the CCPS Family Life Advisory Committee and have a student in the school system, please click here to submit an online application to the Board of Education.


 

 

A public hearing on the proposed FY 2023 Capital Budget and the FY24-FY28 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget request will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster. Time will be provided for citizen participation for input regarding the CIP. Written comments regarding the CIP will also be accepted.

Please keep in mind that students, employees, and visitors are required to wear a mask when inside our school buildings and facilities in accordance with Maryland law.

The public may submit comments and suggestions online prior to the hearing at www.carrollk12.org/boe/Pages/Feedback.aspx or by U.S. mail to the Superintendent’s Office, Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, MD 21157.

The hearing will be streamed live on the CCPS website at www.carrollk12.org. You may access the meeting by clicking on the link under “News and Notices” on the homepage. The meeting also will be broadcast live on CETV Channel 21.

Click here to view the proposed buget. This item will be brought back to the Board of Education for approval at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.

The Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons with regard to its employment practices and in the provision of services, programs, and activities. The CCPS does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The CCPS provides non-discriminatory access to school facilities in accordance with its policies and regulations regarding the community use of schools (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts). The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Chantress Baptist, Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.

The Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or the provision of services, programs or activities. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Office of Community and Media Relations at 410-751-3020 or publicinfo@carrollk12.org, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, may use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities or the Supervisor of Community and Media Relations: Raymond Prokop, Director of Facilities Management, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland  21157, (410) 751-3177, or Carey Gaddis, Communications Officer, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland  21157, (410) 751-3020.


 

 

The Carroll County Public School System’s Board of Education Curriculum and Instruction Committee will hold its first meeting of the 2021-2022 school year on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. This meeting will be held in the Charles I. Ecker Board Room located at the Board of Education offices at 125 North Court Street in Westminster.

All Board of Education Curriculum and Instruction Committee meetings are open to the public. Please keep in mind that students, employees, and visitors are required to wear a mask when inside our school buildings and facilities in accordance with Maryland law.

The Board of Education of Carroll County does not engage in discrimination that is unlawful or contrary to Maryland State Department of Education guidance on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The Board of Education of Carroll County is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons by providing an environment that supports optimal academic achievement and productive work and is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including access to school facilities, educational programs, and extracurricular activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.

Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or the provision of services, programs or activities. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Communications Office at 410-751-3020 or publicinfo@carrollk12.org, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, may use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities Management, (410) 751-3177, or the Communications Officer, (410) 751-3020, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. 


 

 

The Maryland Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive & Legislative Review held a public hearing today on the regulation passed by the Maryland State Board of Education mandating masks in all public schools. After hearing testimony, the committee voted to require any person inside a school facility to wear a face covering.

Effective tomorrow, Wednesday, September 15, all CCPS students, employees, and visitors will be required to wear a mask when inside our school buildings and facilities in accordance with this law.

The following link provides the full description of the regulation that is now required as it relates to masks:

Microsoft Word - PROPOSED Mask REGULATION_8.26.21.docx (carrollk12.org)

Like last year, principals will work with families and students regarding questions for this requirement. Please contact your child’s school should you have any questions.

 

The Carroll County Public School System’s Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting of the 2021-2021 school year on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.  This meeting will be held at the Carroll Non-Profit Center located at 255 Clifton Blvd. in Westminster, Maryland.

This is a general meeting where there will be a presentation from a licensed BCBA sharing information on how we can support kids behavior at home as we transition back to full-time in-person learning.  There will be a time at the end of the meeting for Special Education Advisory. 

If you need additional information, contact Mr. Nicholas Shockney, Director of Special Education, at 410-751-3033.

All Carroll County Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public. 

The Board of Education of Carroll County does not engage in discrimination that is unlawful or contrary to Maryland State Department of Education guidance on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The Board of Education of Carroll County is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons by providing an environment that supports optimal academic achievement and productive work and is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including access to school facilities, educational programs, and extracurricular activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.

Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or the provision of services, programs or activities. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Communications Office at 410-751-3020 or publicinfo@carrollk12.org, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, may use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities Management, (410) 751-3177, or the Communications Officer, (410) 751-3020, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. 

 

 

The Board of Education of Carroll County is seeking feedback on the proposed 2022-2023 School Calendar. This proposed calendar seeks to maximize full weeks of school to support consistency of instruction. Highlights of the calendar include:

  • The first student school day is proposed to be after Labor Day on September 6, 2022
  • Winter Break is proposed to begin with a 2 hour and 45 minute early dismissal on December 23, 2022, with students returning on January 3
  • Spring Break is proposed to be Thursday, April 6, 2023, through Tuesday, April 11, 2023
  • The last day of school for students is proposed to be Thursday, June 15, 2023, which includes four (4) Emergency Closing days built into the calendar.  If no emergency closing days are used, the last student day would be Friday, June 9, 2023.

Click here to review the proposed calendar. Comments and suggestions may be submitted online at http://feedback.carrollk12.org.

The calendar will be returned to the Board for action at its meeting on November 10, 2021.

 

 

 

The Board of Education of Carroll County will announce in public session that they will meet in closed session at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021, as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act, Section 3-305 (b) of the General Provisions Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland and Section 3-103 of the General Provision Articles of the Annotated Code of Maryland, to consult with legal counsel.

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