2006 Carroll County Public Schools Annual Report

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2006 Carroll County Public Schools Annual Report

A Message

from the

Superintendent

Mission

The mission of Carroll

County Public Schools

is to ensure that every

student can thrive as a

responsible citizen in a

changing world by

providing rigorous and

challenging curriculum

in partnership with

quality staff, caring

families, and supportive

community members.

It is my pleasure to present to you the Carroll County Public

School System’s Annual Report for 2006. As we reflect upon the

2006 school year, we have a lot to be proud of here in Carroll County.

As you will see in the following pages, our school system continues

to be viewed as one of the leading school systems in the state of

Maryland.

As I visit schools throughout the year, I am always impressed

with our students and staff and the meaningful learning that is

occurring in our classrooms. Our assessment results confirm that

the Carroll County Public School System is comprised of bright and

hardworking students, dedicated and highly qualified teachers, and

supportive instructional and administrative staff.

While it is important to reflect on our accomplishments, we

must also look toward the future. As a school system, there are several

areas we must consciously address and recognize as crucial to a

productive learning climate and workplace for students and staff.

Our school system is faced with a number of challenges. These

challenges include improving student achievement for all students,

eliminating the achievement gap, and increasing parent and community

involvement.

I am proud to be the Superintendent in a community that recognizes

and values the importance of providing each student with an

excellent education. More than ever, we need the support of parents,

the business community, and the citizens of Carroll County.

That support and involvement are critical to our schools, our children

and our future.

Our children deserve nothing less.

Charles I. Ecker

Superintendent

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A MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD PRESIDENT

On behalf of the Board of Education of Carroll County, we present to

you this annual report. This publication allows us to reflect on the accomplishments

and continuing challenges from 2006.

It is my hope that this annual report and future reports will become your

report—something that is owned by every citizen of Carroll County and

every school system employee. Everything you do to help students helps

shape the content of this report. The accomplishments of Carroll County

Public Schools are not accomplishments of the Board or the Superintendent—they

are your accomplishments.

As a school system, we have been confronted with continued rising standards

and expectations, difficult capital and operating budget decisions, managing employee turnover

and training, and implementing program and process improvements. These issues are not new, they are

perennial. Our single biggest challenge is to balance these impacts such that we continue to help each

student achieve his or her full potential.

This is a daunting task that requires proper prioritization, perseverance, effective communication

and—most important—your support and participation. The citizens of Carroll County and every

school system employee are not just stakeholders, they are stockholders. The dividend is a top-performing

school system. Your feedback is essential to the continued success of Carroll County Public

Schools.

Our accomplishments are not about what happens in

the Boardroom. Our accomplishments are about what happens

in the classroom. We are proud to be associated with

such a wonderful and high-performing school system. We

are grateful for a dedicated and caring staff, involved and

engaged families, conscientious students and supportive

and generous business partners. We are confident that we

will rise to meet the challenges that lie ahead.

Please take the time to read this report. It is about you.

Thomas G. Hiltz, President

Board of Education of Carroll County

2006

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BOARD OF EDUCATION OF CARROLL COUNTY

2005-2006

CARROLL COUNTY PUBLIC

SCHOOLS 2005–2006 GOALS

IMPROVE STUDENT

ACHIEVEMENT:

All students will achieve at or above grade

level through a rigorous, articulated, and

aligned instructional program.

OPTIMIZE RESOURCES:

Carroll County Public Schools will make

maximum, effective, and efficient use of

fiscal, human, and facility resources,

which align with and support student

achievement.

PROVIDE A SAFE AND ORDERLY

ENVIRONMENT:

All schools will provide a safe and orderly

environment for all students and staff.

STRENGTHEN PRODUCTIVE

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS:

Carroll County Public Schools will foster

an open, trusting, and supportive relationship

with parents, community members,

business and public officials to directly

support student achievement.

ENGAGE IN A PROCESS OF

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT:

Carroll County Public Schools will align

all school and system actions with the

Objectives and Indicators of the CCPS

Comprehensive Master Plan, while continuing

to measure performance and ensuring

all actions and decisions are contributing

to the attainment of the Objectives and

Indicators.

www.carrollk12.org

Thomas G. Hiltz, P resident

1253 Hoods Mill Road

Woodbine, Maryland 21797

410-549-1438

tghiltz@k12.carr.org

Cynthia L. Foley

423 Silver Run Valley Road

Westminster, Maryland 21158

410-857-0018

clfoley@k12.carr.org

C. Scott Stone

2219 Harvey Gummel Road

Hampstead MD 21074

(410) 239-3503

csstone@k12.carr.org

Gary W. Bauer, Vice President

924 Century Street

Hampstead, Maryland 21074

410-702-4200

gwbauer@k12.carr.org

Patricia W. Gadberry

442 Hawk Ridge Lane

Sykesville, MD 21784

410-549-9614

pwgadbe@k12.carr.org

Brendan Schlauch

Student Representative (2005-06)

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Please note: This list of Board members reflects those who were in office during 2005-2006. Please visit our website

for a list of current Board members.


Board of Education Highlights

July 2005

• Recognition of 73 school system retirees

• Approval of revisions to Board polices regarding

graduation requirements and anonymous communications

August 2005

• Election of Thomas Hiltz as Vice President of the

Board to replace Laura Rhodes, who resigned as a

member of the Board

• Approval of revisions to the Board policy regarding

cell phones and pagers

• Interviews and recommendation of three candidates

to fill the vacancy on the Board of Education

September 2005

• Approval of the FY07 Capital Improvement Program

budget request

• Approval of the revised Facilities Master Plan

2005-2014

October 2005

• Seating of Patricia Gadberry as a member of the

Board of Education

• Approval of revisions to Board policies on placement,

promotion, intervention and retention, and

competitive foods.

• Approval of the 2006-2007 High School Program

of Studies

• Approval of the 2006-2007 school calendar

November 2005

• Approval of revisions to the Board policy regarding

the table of organization

December 2005

• Election of Thomas G. Hiltz and Gary W. Bauer,

as President and Vice-President of the Board,

respectively

• Approval of a new Board policy regarding citizen

participation at Board meetings

• Approval of the Construction Planning Committee

for the new northeast area high school

January 2006

• Approval of appointments to the Ethics Panel

• Approval of a contract with The Flippen Group to

provide a professional development workshop entitled

Capturing Kids’ Hearts

February 2006

• Approval of the Superintendent’s contract for four

years beginning July 1, 2006

March 2006

• Approval of the Carroll County Public Schools

goals for 2006-2007

• Approval of the transfer of fifth grade students

from Hampstead and Manchester Elementary

Schools who will attend North Carroll Middle

School as 6th graders to North Carroll Middle in

August 2006

• Approval of the Family Life and Human Development

Instructional Materials for elementary school

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Board of Education Highlights

April 2006

• Approval of the Family Life and

Human Development Instructional

Materials for middle school

• Consideration of a resolution to

grant partial voting rights to the student

representative to the Board.

The motion was not approved.

May 2006

• Approval of a school meal price

increase for the 2006-2007 school

year

• Approval to participate in the alternate

Contributory Pension Plan

• Approval of the educational specifications

for the new northeast area

high school

• Approval of FY 07 budget categorical

totals

June 2006

• Seating of Maggie McEvoy, a student

at Century High School, as the

34th student representative to the

Board of Education of Carroll

County

• Approval of textbooks and instructional

materials

• Approval of the Facilities Master

Plan 2006-2015

QUICK FACTS ABOUT CCPS

• Attendance

Elementary 95.6%

Middle 95.2%

High 94.6%

• Dropout Rate 1.24%

• G raduation Rate 93.8%

• Percentage of Students Continuing Education After Graduation

82%

Student Demographics

3.2—African American

0.3—American Indian/Alaskan Native

1.4—Asian/Pacific Islander

2.0—Hispanic

93.1—White

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2006

Division of Instruction

2006Accomplishments

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

• The following elementary schools received recognition

from the Maryland State Department of Education for

achievement on the Maryland School Assessments.

Carrolltowne Mechanicsville

Eldersburg

Piney Ridge

Elmer Wolfe Spring Garden

Freedom

Taneytown

Friendship Valley Westminster

Hampstead

William Winchester

• Cranberry Station was recognized by MSDE as a Positive

Behavior Intervention Services (PBIS) exemplar

school.

• Westminster received grant funds to establish the Ben

Carson Reading Room in its media center.

• William Winchester received grant funds from Wal-Mart

for Green School activities.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

• Middle schools worked on improving student success by

developing and using instructional benchmarks to determine

student growth on the Voluntary State Curriculum.

Student maps were used to individualize instruction for

the students who scored at the basic level on the Maryland

School Assessment.

• The Bridges and Connection programs, school-based

behavioral intervention initiatives located at East and

West Middle Schools, allowed struggling students to

remain in their schools and return to the classroom with

a high degree of future success.

• The middle school administrators and central office staff

jointly developed a plan which would address the needs

of each school to assure student success in each of the

defined student subgroups for the No Child Left Behind

Act.

HIGH SCHOOLS

• Enrollment in high school Advanced Placement courses

increased 47% in 2006 to a total of 3,676.

• Sixty-two percent of high school students taking the

Advanced Placement exams earned a score of 3 or better,

the standard for earning college credit.

• Scores on the Government High School Assessments

were first in the state. The Algebra High School Assessment

scores were second in the state.

DEPARTMENT OF MINORITY ACHIEVEMENT AND

INTERVENTION PROGRAMS

Community Learning Centers (CLC)

• Thirteen Community Learning Centers served 500 students

a day by providing academic assistance, homework

help, and enrichment activities.

• Partnerships were developed with Carroll County Public

Library, the Youth Services Bureau, McDaniel College,

Carroll Community College, the Girl Scouts and the

Maryland Extension Office.

Education That is Multicultural (ETM)

• Four regional Minority Family Forums were held in the

fall.

• The Eighth Annual Middle School Multicultural Leadership

Conference was held using the services of the

Urban Leadership Team.

• In partnership with McDaniel College’s Multicultural

Services, the department sponsored the Fourth Annual

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Contest.

Over 1,000 essays were submitted.

• Ninety ETM teacher liaisons worked with members of

their respective faculties in diversity issues and multicultural

education.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

• Individualized professional development was provided

for mainstream teachers and other faculty groups in the

school system.

• All identified English Language Learners in CCPS

received intensified language instruction.

• District-wide foreign language interpretation/translation

services were provided for school system faculty, families,

and students.

Families Learning Together

• Evening classes were added at Taneytown Elementary

School.

• Early childhood staff were added to evening classes at

Robert Moton Elementary School.

• The department began piloting a portfolio evaluation

tool for Families Learning Together. The tool

uses state and district data sources and rubrics that

were created by staff.

• The department collaborated with Integrated Language

Arts and math supervisors to enlist the assistance of the

ILA Specialists and Math resource teachers to support

classroom teachers in Title I schools with the identification

process.

• A professional development plan was developed and

organized for Title I resource teachers.

Volunteer Program

• Parents, family, community members and business partners

were actively involved in efforts to support student

achievement through various volunteer opportunities.

• Approximately 15,000 registered volunteers donated

over 114,000 hours of time to assist staff and students.

Gifted and Talented Program

• All gifted and talented teachers participated in a

program at Johns Hopkins University and worked

toward certification in gifted education.

• “Bump It Up” activities were evidence of a higher

degree of collaboration between regular classroom

and gifted and talented resource teachers regarding

differentiated instruction.

P re-kinderga rten Program

• Two sites and two classes were added to the pre-kindergarten

program. The program now has eleven classes at

eight sites.

• A debriefing meeting was held with pre-kindergarten

administrators and representatives from Central Office

departments with the goal of streamlining registration

and discussing the programs as a group.

Title I

• An online database was developed to assist with the

selection and identification of students for the Title I

program.

SPECIAL EDUCATION

• High school students with disabilities and their families

had the opportunity to attend the school system’s first

annual transition fair held at Carroll Community College.

After the keynote address, participants had the

opportunity to attend workshops provided by adult service

agencies and post secondary institutions to learn

more about topics ranging from self advocacy to the

first year of college.

• CCPS received the Outstanding School System Award

from the International Dyslexia Association, Maryland

Chapter, for services and programs for students with

dyslexia.

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CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION

AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT

High School English Grammar Initiative

• Following a writing summit in 2004, revisions were

made to the secondary curriculum that included explicit

instruction of grammar. The initiative originally started

at the high school level and is now being implemented in

middle schools. Each high school has peer mentors in

place to provide on-going professional development as

they implement these changes. In addition, teachers are

able to post grammar lessons on Desire2Learn, a webbased

interactive program that promotes teacher-toteacher

collaboration. This initiative has been shared

with teachers across the nation at the National Council

of Teachers of English Conference and the Assembly for

the Teaching of English Grammar Conference.

Elementary Physical Education

• CCPS participated in Project ACES (Active Children

Excel in School), a two week county wide initiative for

elementary age students that encourages sixty minutes a

day of physical activity. Students used an activity journal

to record the type and duration of exercise. Seventy

percent of elementary students submitted activity journals.

Ninety-four percent of the students met the two

week challenge.

Celebrating the Fine Arts

• Thirty-three students took Advanced Placement exams

in Music Theory and Studio Art. Of the students taking

the exam 81% scored a three or better. This is three

times the number of students who chose to take the

exam between 2002 and 2005.

• During the countywide high school music festival

assessments, every high school had at least one performing

group that received a rating of “Superior.” This qualified

them to participate in the state festival. Each group

performance was rated on a five point scale. The average

rating of all twenty-six CCPS high school performing

groups was 4.55, which fell between the excellent

and superior range.

Full Day Kinderga rten

• Eight additional elementary schools successfully implemented

full day kindergarten programs for all students

meeting the entry age requirement. Implementation also

included the addition of special area learning opportunities

for students including media, art, music, and physical

education.

STATE & FEDERAL SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

COMPLIANCE

• The 2006 Comprehensive Master Plan Update was

approved on its initial submission to the Maryland State

Department of Education.

• The School Improvement Plan for each

school was made available on the CCPS

website for parent and community

access.

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Performance and assessment

SAT SCORES

Critical Reading Math Writing Total

Carroll County 511 520 504 1535

Maryland 503 509 499 1511

Nation 503 518 497 1518

MARYLAND SCHOOL ASSESSMENTS (MSA)

READING

2004 State Ranking 2005 State Ranking 2006 State Ranking

Grade 3 5th 5th 7th

Grade 4 3rd 3rd 20th

Grade 5 5th 3rd 3rd

Grade 6 2nd 4th 4th

Grade 7 2nd 3rd 3rd

Grade 8 2nd 2nd 6th

MATHEMATICS

2004 State Ranking 2005 State Ranking 2006 State Ranking

Grade 3 2nd 3rd 5th

Grade 4 4th 2nd 3rd

Grade 5 7th 2nd 3rd

Grade 6 5th 6th 4th

Grade 7 3rd 9th 7th

Grade 8 4th 7th 11th

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OVERALL MSA RANKING

County 2004 State Ranking 2005 State Ranking 2006 State Ranking

Howard 1st 1st 1st

Calvert 5th 6th 2nd

Worcester 10th 3rd 3rd

Queen Anne’s 4th 4th 4th

Carroll 2nd 2nd 5th

Washington 7th 5th 6th

Frederick 8th 8th 8th

Harford 6th 10th 10th

Baltimore County 14th 13th 16th

HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENTS (HSA) State Rankings

Subject 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06

Algebra 8th 5th 2nd 1st 2nd

Biology 6th 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd

Government 1st 4th 2nd 3rd 1st

English 2 – – – 2nd 3rd

Additional information on performance

and assessment can be found at

www.mdreportcard.org.

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2006

Division of Administration

2006Accomplishments

FACILITIES

• The Board of Education’s goal of air conditioning all Carroll County Public Schools facilities was accomplished with the

completion of HVAC upgrades at West Middle School.

• Six elementary schools opened additions intended to serve the full-day kindergarten mandate. The schools receiving additions

are Carrolltowne, Eldersburg, Linton Springs, Piney Ridge, Spring Garden, and Westminster Elementary Schools.

• Implementation of Phase IV of a Johnson Controls, Inc. performance contract was started. During the 2005-06 school year,

improvements were made to lighting, HVAC systems, and plumbing in an effort to reduce consumption of energy and other

resources. In addition, a utility bill payment program was initiated that improves efficiency, reduces billing errors, and identifies

abnormal energy usage.

FINANCE

• The Carroll County Health Department’s Bureau of

Environmental Health presented a Certificate of Merit

Award to 23 school cafeterias. This award recognizes

outstanding food service facilities.

• The June 30, 2006 Single Audit of revenue and expenditures

of federal awards, conducted by Clifton Gunderson

LLP, resulted in a clean audit. There were no

reportable conditions in internal control and there

were no compliance findings.

• The Finance and Technology Services Departments

provided work experience to interns from the Carroll

County Career and Technology Center.

HUMAN RESOURCES

• The Department of Human Resources increased the use of technology to improve the efficiency of various operations. For

example, the on-line application software was upgraded, resulting in a streamlined, more user-friendly process for candidates

interested in working for Carroll County Public Schools. The Human Resources procedures manual was updated and made

accessible for employees, administrators and supervisors on-line, as well.

• The Educators Information System was made available by the Maryland State Department of Education for local education

agencies so that all teacher certification information is easily accessed on-line. Human Resources staff worked with MSDE

to take full advantage of this new system for all CCPS teachers.

• Human Resources staff, with assistance from Technology Services, implemented a tracking system for the data that determines

compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act and teacher quality. Carroll County Public Schools continued to meet

its goal by increasing the number of classes taught by highly qualified teachers.

TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

Carroll County Public Network (CCPN): Technology Services was the lead partner in the four-member consortium (Carroll

County Public Schools, Carroll County Government, Carroll County Public Library, Carroll Community College) that successfully

completed several joint initiatives. The consortium of associated IT Departments is governed by a memo of understanding

that is dedicated to cooperative efforts for the purposes of resource sharing, economies of scale, and joint vision.

The highlight of the past year’s work was the successful funding and project plan for the $7.4 million county capital project

for a countywide fiber-optic network.

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• Key Infrastructure Upgrades: The Technology Services Department completed many key projects dedicated to the enhancement

of the CCPS technology infrastructure. These enhancements helped lead to a good outcome on the recent Maryland

State Legislative Audit where the Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Plan was specifically positively cited. In addition,

these upgrades enabled significant new software applications such as: Advanced Reporting Tool, Student Information Center,

CheckPoint Testing, Financial Information Center and Guidance Web Center.

TRANSPORTATION

• Over 500 school bus drivers were trained in School Bus Watch as a part of Homeland Security.

• All Carroll County certified school bus drivers from both Maryland and Pennsylvania successfully passed and obtained the

federally mandated “S” endorsement to their license.

• Service was provided to three additional out-of-county schools and an increase of student ridership was accommodated without

increasing the size of the fleet.

Human resources

The Department of Human Resources continued to

serve employees of the Board of Education in matters

pertaining to their employment. At the end of the fiscal

year, the total number of employees in the school

system was approximately 3,484. The positions were

distributed among employee groups as follows:

Teachers 2122

Administrators and Supervisors 173

Directors, Assistant Superintendents 18

Other Professional Employees 89

Clerical/Secretarial 244

Instructional Assistants 312

LPNs 17

Food Service Employees 177

Maintenance and Custodial Employees 332

Instructional

Assistants

Clerical/Secretarial

Food Service

LPNs

Other Professional

Employees

Directors, Assistant

Superintendents

Administrators and

Supervisors

Maintenance and

Custodial

Teachers

STAFFING 2005-2006

Teachers New to the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216

New Teachers Who Completed Training in State of Maryland . . . . . . . .122

New Classified Employees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

Departure Rate

Professional Employees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11.85%

Classified Employees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.76%

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Transportation Services

The buses on which students ride travel 5,377,724 miles to and from school during the school year. Each bus is thoroughly

safety tested and inspected according to guidelines set by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration and the Maryland State

Department of Education.

School bus drivers complete a thorough training program before they can be certified to drive and must continue to complete

annual in-service training. In addition, drivers are required to meet health, criminal and driving record standards.

REGULAR TRANSPORTATION

Total number of schools served 41

Total number of buses 236

Total number of miles driven daily 20,120

Total number of miles driven yearly 3,621,600

Total number of regular education students transported 27,371

Total number of non-transported students 680

Total regular transportation budget $10,511,217

Total average daily cost $58,396

Cost per mile $2.90

Total cost per pupil per year $384.03

SPECIAL EDUCATION TRANSPORTATION

Total number of schools served 53

Total number of buses 65

Total number of special education students transported

In county 787

Out of county 96

883 total

Total number of miles driven yearly 1,748,061

Total special education budget $5,197,672

Total average daily cost $27,950

Cost per mile $2.97

Total cost per pupil per year $5,886

QUICK FACTS ABOUT CCPS

Number of Students Receiving

Special Education Services 3,695

Adult Education and Literacy

Services Program Pa rticipation 820

Teachers in the Classroom

54% of CCPS staff are teachers

ranking 2nd in the state

Number of Employees CCPS would

have to hire to meet the state average 382

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School nutrition programs are implemented in all Carroll County public schools.

Lunch was served in 41 schools and breakfast in 27 schools under the Child Nutrition

Act passed by Congress.

Free and reduced price meals were provided to those students who qualified under

federally established guidelines. Financial and food commodity support enables meals to

be purchased at a lower cost in school than the comparable meal out of school.

Quantity and quality of foods offered meet one-third of the recommended daily

requirements for a nutritional, well-balanced diet for students.

Total Number of Schools with Food Services 41

Price per Lunch—Student

Elementary School $1.60

Middle School $1.75

High School $1.75

Super Lunch $2.25

FOOD SERVICES

Total Number of Lunches Served

2004–2005 2,052,328

2005–2006 2,135,851

Increase 83,523

Total Children’s Breakfasts Served

2004–2005 164,643

2005–2006 189,354

Increase 24,711

Income

Total Income 2005–2006 $6,283,829

Meal and Milk Payments $3,529,975

Federal Reimbursements $1,758,463

State Reimbursements $48,121

Other * $947,270

*Other—Income other than from meal and milk payments.

Expenses

Total Expenses 2005–2006 $6,288,083

Food (Used) $2,246,931

Labor and Fringes $3,609,469

Other $295,517

Equipment (New and Replacement) $136,166

QUICK FACTS ABOUT CCPS

• Number of Schools

Elementary 22

Middle 9

High 7

Alternative 3

Planning 1

• Enrollment

28,598

• Enrollment 10 Years Ago

24,815

• Total Employees

3,492

• Total Number of Teachers

2,115

• State Ranking for Total Staff Per 1,000 Students

21st

• Number of Teachers Eligible for Retirement

586 or 27.7%

Net Income/Loss ($4,254)

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2005-2006financial data

Revenue Source FY06 FY05 Increase % Change

County Government 135,806,760 126,686,908 9,119,852 7.2%

Tuition/Fees 1,895,039 1,604,494 290,545 18.1%

State of Maryland 112,052,465 101,246,924 10,805,541 10.7%

Federal 12,248,344 11,786,832 461,512 3.9%

Miscellaneous 547,638 508,817 38,821 7.6%

Total Revenue 262,550,246 241,833,975 20,716,271 8.6%

Expenditure by Category FY06 % of Total FY05 % of Total % Change in

FY06 from FY05

Administration 5,128,289 2.0% 4,202,815 1.7% 22.0%

Mid-Level Administration 20,366,063 7.8% 18,120,139 7.5% 12.4%

Instructional Salaries 106,538,013 40.6% 99,755,406 41.3% 6.8%

Instructional Supplies 8,318,164 3.2% 8,323,165 3.4% -0.1%

Other Instructional Costs 3,520,443 1.3% 4,046,190 1.7% -13.0%

Student Personnel 1,179,554 0.5% 1,052,363 0.4% 12.1%

Health Services 2,391,438 0.9% 2,055,757 0.9% 16.3%

Transportation 16,462,297 6.3% 15,527,059 6.5% 6.0%

Operation of Plant 20,610,339 7.8% 18,650,170 7.7% 10.5%

Maintenance of Plant 6,974,746 2.7% 6,060,404 2.5% 15.1%

Fixed Charges 39,450,539 15.0% 35,283,813 14.6% 11.8%

Community Services 287,256 0.1% 309,132 0.1% -7.1%

Special Education 29,945,697 11.4% 27,590,826 11.4% 8.5%

Capital Outlay 1,014,078 0.4% 651,067 0.3% 55.8%

Total Expenditures 262,186,916 100.0% 241,628,306 100.0% 8.5%

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2006

Carroll County Public Schools

2006Accomplishments

Listed below are just a few of the many school system accomplishments for 2006:

System-wide

• The Character Education Partnership (CEP), based in

Washington, D.C., selected Carroll County Public

Schools to receive its Promising Practices Award for

the school system’s annual Character Education Institute.

• Project ACES (Active Children Excel in School) was

one of only three programs in the nation to be honored

in the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education,

Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) School-

Community Recognition Program.

Staff

• Kenneth Fischer (pictured at right), a science teacher

and department chairperson at Winters Mill High

School, was named Carroll County Teacher of the Year

and was a finalist for Maryland State Teacher of the

Year.

• The Maryland Association of School Health Nurses

(MASHN) named Kim Clinedinst of Manchester Elementary

School as the recipient of the Association’s

Maryland School Nurse of the Year Award.

• Kevin Giffhorn, a mathematics teacher at Liberty High

School, was selected as a participant in the Japan Fulbright

Memorial Fund (JFMF) Teacher Program.

• The statewide Achievement Initiative for Maryland’s

Minority Students (AIMMS) Council and Steering

Committee selected Aurora Pagulayan, an assistant

principal at West Middle School, as the recipient of the

2006 Excellence for Minority Achievement Award representing

Carroll County Public Schools.

• Estelle Sanzenbacher, Coordinator of Youth Development

and Service-Learning for Carroll County Public

Schools, received the Mike Michaelson Advisor of the

Year Award for 2005-2006 from the Maryland Association

of Student Councils (MASC).

Students

• Westminster High School Marketing students and

DECA members won 21 awards at the 2006 Maryland

State DECA Career Development Conference.

• Cadet Captain Tatiana Kish, Battalion Commander,

Winters Mill High School Army JROTC Battalion, was

selected as the recipient of the Maryland Society Sons

of the American Revolution Outstanding JROTC Cadet

of the Year Award. She was also a runner-up in the

national competition.

• Ten students were honored as Carson Scholars, a

non-profit charity to recognize and reward students in

grades 4-11 who strive for academic excellence and

demonstrate a strong commitment to the community.

Schools

Carrolltowne Elementary School and Northwest

Middle School were selected as Character Education

Schools of the Year by the Maryland Center for

Character Education.

• Manchester Elementary School was named the number

one school out of more than 1,300 schools across the

nation for their participation in the School Walk for

Diabetes. They have raised more than $78,000 in the

past two years, making them the model school for the

School Walk program in the United States.

• William Winchester Elementary School was one of ten

schools in the state of Maryland to receive recognition

in the Green School Awards Program this year.

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ELEMENTARY

Carrolltowne

6542 Ridge Road, Sykesville 21784

Martin Tierney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3530, (410) 795-5673

Charles Carroll

3719 Littlestown Pike, Westminster 21158

Cynthia Taylor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3211

Cranberry Station

505 North Center Street, Westminster 21157

Judith Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 386-4440

Eldersburg

1021 Johnsville Road, Sykesville 21784

Jacalyn Powell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3520, (410) 795-1702

Elmer A. Wolfe

119 North Main Street, Union Bridge 21791

Mary Stong. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3307

Freedom District

5626 Sykesville Road, Sykesville 21784

RIchard Huss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3525, (410) 795-4767

Friendship Valley

1100 Gist Road, Westminster 21157

Patricia Dorsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3650

Hampstead

3737 Shiloh Road, Hampstead 21074

Theresa Ball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3420

Linton Springs

375 Ronsdale Road, Sykesville 21784

Deborah Bunker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3280, (410) 549-5008

Manchester

3224 York Street, Manchester 21102

Robert Mitchell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3410

Mechanicsville

3838 Sykesville Road, Sykesville 21784

Robin Townsend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3510, (410) 795-0720

Mt. Airy

405 North Main Street, Mt. Airy 21771

Thomasina Piercy . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3540, (301) 829-1515

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (301) 829-3563, (410) 795-6974

Parr’s Ridge

202 Watersville Road, Mt. Airy 21771

Ann M. Blonkowski. . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 549-5281, (410) 549-5728

. . . . . . (410) 549-6475, (410) 549-6917, (301) 829-6585

Piney Ridge

6315 Freedom Avenue, Sykesville 21784

Cynthia McCabe . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3535, (410) 795-9022

Robert Moton

1413 Washington Road, Westminster 21157

Pamela Meyers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3610

Runnymede

3000 Langdon Drive, Westminster 21158

Lisa Busher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3203

Directory of schools

Sandymount

2222 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg 21048

Monica Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3215

Spring Garden

700 Boxwood Drive, Hampstead 21074

Phyllis Sonnenleiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3433

Taneytown

100 Kings Drive, Taneytown 21787

Patricia Heacock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3260

Westminster

811 Uniontown Road, Westminster 21158

Tammy Richards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3222

William Winchester

70 Monroe Street, Westminster 21157

Mark Vigliotti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3230

Winfield

4401 Salem Bottom Road, Westminster 21157

Rose Mattavi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3242, (410) 795-6701

MIDDLE

Mt. Airy

102 Watersville Road, Mt. Airy 21771

Virginia Savell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3554, (301) 829-1314

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 795-1756

New Windsor

1000 Green Valley Road, New Windsor 21776

Donald Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3355

North Carroll

2401 Hanover Pike, Hampstead 21074

Carl Snook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3440

Northwest

99 Kings Drive, Taneytown 21787

Steven Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3270

Oklahoma Road

6300 Oklahoma Road, Sykesville 21784

Catherine Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3600, (410) 552-0719

Shiloh

3675 Willow Street, Hampstead 21074

James Carver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 386-4570

Sykesville

7301 Springfield Avenue, Sykesville 21784

Thomas Eckenrode . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3545, (410) 795-9081

Westminster East

121 Longwell Avenue, Westminster 21157

Jeffrey Alisauckas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3656

Westminster West

60 Monroe Street, Westminster 21157

Thomas Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3661


HIGH

Century

355 Ronsdale Road, Sykesville 21784

Andrew Cockley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 386-4400, (410) 386-4408

Francis Scott Key

3825 Bark Hill Road, Union Bridge 21791

Randy Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3320

Liberty

5855 Bartholow Road, Eldersburg 21784

Dwayne Piper . . (410) 751-3560, (410) 795-8102, (410) 795-8103

North Carroll

1400 Panther Drive, Hampstead 21074

Kimberly Dolch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3450

South Carroll

1300 West Old Liberty Road, Sykesville 21784

Eric King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3575, (410) 795-8516

Westminster

1225 Washington Road, Westminster 21157

John Seaman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3630

Winters Mill

560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster 21157

Kenneth Goncz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 386-1500

OTHER

Carroll County Career and Technology Center

1229 Washington Road, Westminster 21157

Catherine Engel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3669

Carroll County Outdoor School

Hashawha Environmental Center

300 John Owings Road, Westminster 21158

Steven Heacock, Coordinator of Outdoor Education

Office - 125 North Court Street, Westminster 21157

Coordinator/Teacher’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3301

Central Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3064

Nurse’s Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 857-7932

Carroll Springs School

495 South Center Street, Westminster 21157

Robin Farinholt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3620

Gateway School

225 Kate Wagner Road, Westminster 21157

Robert Cullison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3691

South Carroll Career and Technology Center

1300 West Old Liberty Road, Sykesville 21784

Eric King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3575, (410) 795-8516

Carroll Adult Learning Connection

55 North Court Street, Suite G-27, Westminster 21157

Katherine Green, Supervisor of Pupil Personnel and

Student Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3680

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-Free 1-877-852-9502

C.L.A.S.S. (Community Learning and Suspension Service) Program

225 Kate Wagner Road, Westminster

Mary Cashdollar, Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-5146

Flexible Student Support

225 Kate Wagner Drive, Westminster 21157

Katherine Green, Supervisor of Pupil Personnel and

Student Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 751-3685

ADA Statement

The Board of Education of Carroll County is

firmly committed to creating equal employment

and educational opportunities for all

persons in its employment practices or in the

provision of services, programs, or activities.

The Board of Education of Carroll County

maintains all of its policies and practices in

strict compliance with all federal and state

civil rights laws including Title VII, the

Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504

of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Individuals

with Disabilities Education Act, Titles VI

and IX of the Education Amendments of

1972, and Article 49B of the Annotated Code

of Maryland. Information concerning the provision

of services to students is available from

the Director of Student Services, (410) 751-

3120. Information concerning the Americans

with Disabilities Act is available from the

Director of Facilities, (410) 751-3177. Persons

needing auxiliary aids and services for

communication should contact the Office of

Community and Media Relations at (410)

751-3020, TTY (410) 751-3034, or write to

Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North

Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157,

at least one (1) week in advance of the date

the special accommodation is needed.


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