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FY2015 budget passes without support from Frazier, Rothschild

In a move that surprised no one, Commissioners Frazier and Rothschild tried to pull ongoing operating funding from the school system yesterday. Commissioners Howard, Shoemaker and Roush voted to approve next year’s FY15 school system operating budget at the proposed $162m with an additional $3.3m in non-recurring funding. For comparison, this year’s approved operating budget… Read More »

Carroll Values Education to Host Series of Candidate Receptions

Westminster, MD – March 7, 2014 — Carroll Values Education is pleased to announce a series of candidate receptions to be held around Carroll County in April. Candidates for Carroll County Board of Education have been invited to all three events. Candidates for Carroll County Board of Commissioners have been invited to the events in… Read More »

Opt out of MSA testing in Carroll?

Many parents are concerned about all of the time and resources spent in taking assessments. With the MSA being replaced by PARCC, the test has become meaningless. Scores will drop again this year as they did last year. This does not mean our kids aren’t learning, but that the assessments are measuring what is being… Read More »

Common Core Poll for Teachers

This week wraps up our first quarter with Common Core fully implemented in CCPS. Carroll Values Education is interested in how it is going. Responses are viewed only by Carroll Values Education.  Your name and/or email address will never be shared. The role, subject, level and school responses are optional and will not be shared… Read More »

Common Core Poll for Students and Parents

This week wraps up our first quarter with Common Core fully implemented in CCPS. Carroll Values Education is interested in how it is going. Responses are viewed only by Carroll Values Education.  Your name and/or email address will never be shared. The level and school responses are optional. Please respond only if you are a… Read More »

Fun activity for Saturday afternoon

This Saturday, October 26, 2013, CVE will be participating in the City of Westminster Recreation & Parks Department second annual Trick or Treat Trail at Wakefield Valley Community Trail on Tahoma Farm Road from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. We are looking for donations of candy and volunteers to help hand out our literature to the parents… Read More »

Thoughts to ponder

From Carroll Values Education member Susan McNulty: When I learned that the Commissioners’ weekly agenda included a “Common Core” meeting at the Mount Airy Inn with Commissioner Frazier, I emailed her to inquire if the meeting was open to the public. I stated that since it was on the official agenda (and it dealt with… Read More »

Proposed changes to school discipline regulation

The Maryland State Board of Education has drafted a Student Code of Conduct and is proposing new student discipline regulations that, if adopted, would apply to every public school system in Maryland. Currently, student disciplinary policies and regulations fall under the sole authority of the Board of Education of Carroll County. The adoption of these… Read More »

In case you missed it: Devon Rothschild’s remarks at the June 12th Board of Education Meeting

I represent Carroll Values Education and we are requesting that kindergarten assistants remain in the kindergarten classroom throughout the day. The parents of this community were told repeatedly that three main items were on the chopping block if we did not get flat funding from the County: Outdoor School, media clerks, and kindergarten assistants.  Thankfully,… Read More »