The Talbot County Board of Education held a Public Budget Hearing during the work session at the December 12th board meeting. The hearing began at 6:00 pm and parents, staff and community stakeholders had the oppportunity to speak to the Board about budget priorities and funding concerns.
The FY2014 budget development process began in October 2012. Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon met with Senior Staff members, school administrative teams and all program coordinators to review and discuss the budget and all aspects of funding TCPS educational programming for the FY14 school year. The first draft of the budget was presented at the December board meeting that immediately followed the budget hearing. The Board will discuss the budget in the second reader at the January board meeting and at the third reader at the February board meeting.
The Board honored local police departments at the December board meeting for their continued support of Talbot County Public Schools. Lynne Duncan, Supervisor of Student Services, introduced the Talbot County Sheriff's Department, the Easton, Trappe and St. Michaels Police Departments and thanked them for thier outstanding service and committment to Talbot County Public School students and staff.
"Talbot County law enforcement agencies are a tremendous asset to our school system. From the D.A.R.E Drug Education program to working with school staff on emergency drills our local police departments are always available and supportive." Lynne Duncan, Supervisor of Student Services
Photo: Top- from left: Student Services Supervisor Lynne Duncan, Board President Sandy Kleppinger, Superintendent Dr.Karen Salmon, Board Member Monica Heinsohn, Trappe Police Chief George Ball, D.A.R.E. Officer Tim Connors, Board Member Juanita Hopkins, Board Member Bob Burris, Lt. John Bollinger, Lt. Greg Wright, Easton Police Chief David Spencer, Board Vice President Gloria Farrare, and Talbot County Sheriff Dallas Pope
Bottom: Senior Staff and Newly Elected Board Member Jesse Gomez congratulate Officer Tim Connors
The Board recognized TCPS seniors Jessica Lantz, Easton High School, and Bailey Swann, St. Michaels Middle High School, for receiving the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Service Star Award for outstanding achievement and dedication in service-learning.
MSDE developed the Service Star Award to recognize extraordinary students who make exceptional contributions to their community through service and service-learning. MSDE will honor Service Star recipients with a certificate presented at graduation.
Photo: Top-Easton High School Service-Learning Coordinator Linda Brown, Jessica Lantz, Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon, Board President Sandy Kleppinger
Bottom- St. Michaels High School Service-Learning Coordinator Nick Werner, Bailey Swann, Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon and Board President Sandy Kleppinger