A public hearing on the FY23 Superintendent’s Proposed Operating Budget will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the Charles I. Ecker Boardroom at the Board of Education offices located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster. A Board work session on the proposed budget will begin immediately following the public hearing.

You may access the meetings by clicking on the link under “News and Notices” on the homepage of the CCPS website. The meetings also will be broadcast live on CETV Channel 21.

Please keep in mind that everyone is required to wear a mask when inside our school buildings and facilities, including the Board offices. As a reminder, 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.

Click here to view the proposed budget and other information.

Click here to submit feedback or send by U.S. mail to Superintendent’s Office, Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, MD 21157.

The adoption of the FY23 Budget will take place during the regular Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, February 9, at 5:00 p.m. at the Board offices.

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 proposed changes to Board Policy and Administrative Regulations JICK: Student Bullying, Harassment, Intimidation, Discrimination, or Hazing. The changes align with the Maryland Model Policy as required under MD Education Code § 7-424 reporting incidents of harassment or intimidation against students. These revisions are for implementation in the 2022-2023 school year.

Listed below are links to the proposed revised documents. Please click here to submit comments and suggestions by Friday, February 4, 2022. The proposed revisions will be returned to the Board for action at its meeting on Wednesday, February 9, at 5:00 p.m. at the Board offices.

Updates to Bullying Policy - Highlights

Proposed Revised Bullying Policy and Administrative Regulations

We look forward to receiving your input.

 

 

The Carroll County Public School System’s Board of Education Curriculum and Instruction Committee will hold the January meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, from 3:30 – 5 p.m. This meeting will be held in the Charles I. Ecker Board Room located 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. Please access the current Carroll County Public Schools Curriculum Scope and Sequence here.

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. 

 

 

Dr. Trena M. Ferrell, Earth Science Division Education and Public Outreach Lead at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, will make a virtual visit to Oklahoma Road Middle School on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. She will discuss NASA and earth science with 8th grade students.

The school’s media center is supporting this program with books and lesson plans focusing on NASA, space, astronauts, and earth science. It also is introducing Cubes in SpaceTM, a program by idoodlEDU, Inc., which provides students access to space to design and test experiments on NASA missions. Meetings will be held during Flex time on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning in late January.

 

 

The Special Education Citizen’s Advisory Committee will host a virtual Town Hall meeting on Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. To join the meeting, go to Meet - bhg-zpqn-bsv (google.com)

This year the Committee will try to provide an open format for two of the town halls.  This will allow people to ask and learn about things most relevant to their child.  Please submit questions/discussion items at https://bit.ly/3G4vIoB and be sure to indicate the grade level of your student.  At this time, please refrain from using specific school names or staff names.  Submitting questions prior to the meeting will allow time for SECAC and the Office of Special Education to have the personnel or information needed to respond.

During the meeting:

  • Participants will remain on mute until pre-submitted questions are responded to and the moderator calls on a participant.
  • Questions should be for the good of the group and not focus on specific students, schools, or teachers.
  • Patience is key as SECAC/CCPS are venturing into the Town Hall format for only the second year.

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 joint meeting of the Board of County Commissioners and the Board of Education originally scheduled for Thursday, January 6, 2022, is being rescheduled for February.  A specific date and time will be determined.  The meeting date is being adjusted to allow for clarification of State education funding for FY23.  Education funding under the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future will be revealed when the Governor releases his budget bill by the required date of January 19, 2022.  Having this information will allow for a more informative joint discussion.


 

 

The Board of Education of Carroll County is seeking community input in the hiring of a new Superintendent of Schools. Please click here to complete the superintendent search survey or go to www.carrollk12.org and click on the link under News and Notices. Paper copies of the survey are available by contacting the Communications Office at publicinfo@carrollk12.org or 410-751-3019.

Click here for a printable survey.

The survey will remain open until Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.


 

 
 
The Board of Education of Carroll County will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster. Citizen participation is scheduled on the agenda for 5:15 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. Speakers will be allowed three minutes to address the Board. 
 
The Board of Education will continue taking public comment through the CCPS website at www.carrollk12.org (click on the Board of Education tab and Members) or through the US mail. Persons who wish to have their comments posted on the Public Comments page of the website should indicate so at the beginning of their email. Comments must be received by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the Board meeting in order to be posted prior to the meeting.
 
You may access the meeting by clicking on the link under “News and Notices” on the homepage of the CCPS website. The meeting also will be broadcast live on CETV Channel 21.The agenda and back-up materials for the meeting will be available on the website by close of business on the Monday before the meeting. Click on Agendas and Documents under Board of Education.
 
Please keep in mind that everyone is required to wear a mask when inside our school buildings and facilities, including the Board offices. As a reminder, 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 Board of Education of Carroll County is seeking community input in the hiring of a new Superintendent of Schools. A survey will be available on the homepage of the CCPS website at www.carrollk12.org beginning Monday, January 3, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. for those who are interested in participating.

The Board of Education made the decision to wait until January 3rd to launch the survey to allow the community to rest and enjoy family time over the winter break.

 

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