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  • Statement from Superintendent Arlotto Regarding County Council’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Adoption

    Posted by Melvin Edwards on 6/14/2018

    Superintendent George Arlotto released the following statement today following the County Council’s adoption of Fiscal Year 2019 operating and capital budgets:

    “This process is proof positive of the value of continued conversations, collaborative hard work, and passionate public input. The supplemental operating and capital budget appropriations by the County Executive and the Herculean efforts of the County Council have resulted in our students and our school system being in a much better place heading into the next academic year than we were when the County Executive’s budget proposal was first presented. We are going to enter the new year with more than 80 additional teachers to address the majority of our enrollment growth for next year, increased staffing for social and emotional supports for students, enhanced school security, and the launch of sorely needed renovation projects at Edgewater, Tyler Heights, and Richard Henry Lee elementary schools. Additionally, we will be able to expand our highly successful Triple-E program to schools in the Annapolis cluster and launch a new early education center in South County. These are huge wins for our students, accomplished without detracting from other necessary areas of the county budget.”

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  • Anne Arundel AVID Students Offered More than $40 Million for College

    Posted by Capital Gazette on 6/7/2018

    The 527 graduating seniors in Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ AVID program were offered a combined $40 million in scholarships and grants for college, the program’s coordinator told the school board Wednesday.

    Advancement Via Individual Determination is a college preparatory program that teaches students study skills, SAT prep and organization. The program also directs students to more rigorous courses and helps students navigate financial aid and college applications.

    Coordinator of AVID Dot Arida told the Board of Education about the Class of 2018 achievements and recognized four outstanding graduates.

    “They all commit. They all work hard. We love to see them valued for the work they put in,” she said after her presentation.

    AVID is for students who are members of groups who are historically underrepresented in colleges and universities, including economically disadvantaged students, African-American and Hispanic students.

    Soon-to-be graduates of Old Mill High School Jasmine Gray and Baylie Webb were both recognized, and both will be first-generation college students.

    Gray is headed to Morgan State to study biology. Webb is headed to University of Maryland, Baltimore County to study math.

    “They really are fulfilling their own dreams, but also the dreams and hopes of the families,” said Emily Gordon, AVID coordinator for Old Mill High.

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