Under a new plan designed to relieve congestion and increase safety in the student parking lot, parents will be able to drop students off in a designated area on the University Boulevard side, according to Business Manager James Funk.
On Jan. 11, the administration and the SGA reached a formal agreement on the new hall sweeps policy, which mandates that late students caught in the hallways be given detention.
The administration implemented a new school-wide policy this week that aims to crack down on tardiness, tightening consequences for students who arrive late to class unexcused.
Blair graduate Sebastian Johnson's attempt to fill the vacancy on the Board of Education left by Valerie Ervin fell short when the Board did not select him as one of the five finalists on Monday.
Former Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) and 2006 alumnus Sebastian Johnson applied to become the newest and youngest adult member of the Board.
Blair failed to meet minimum state passing requirements on a standardized English test last spring, according to data released by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) on Oct. 25. The administration's appeal of the preliminary scores on the test was unsuccessful, and Blair will consequently remain in a state-mandated improvement stage for failing schools.
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In an effort to emphasize the importance of science in the classroom, President Bush has proposed adding science to the accountability requirements that all schools nationwide must meet annually, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
A local community center has partnered with the Blair Sports Academy (BSA) to provide students with job skills training and to connect them to outside jobs.
The federal government has allocated $750,000 to a local community center to combat the county's growing gang presence after a strong effort on the part of state and local legislators to secure the financial support.
A committee of parents, students and teachers decided against naming the Blair football stadium after deceased student Andrew Helgeson, according to Roger Beach, a parent on the committee.
Oct. 1 marked the beginning of new safety initiatives for teenage drivers in Maryland, as increased restrictions on the existing licensing laws officially went into effect. State legislators, responding to last winter's string of accidents and fatalities involving young drivers, changed the laws to increase safety and awareness among teenagers and their parents. While some of the new provisions provide reasonable solutions to the ongoing problem of teenage driving safety, it still remains an issue for young drivers because of oversights in the new laws.
Blair math scores on state standardized tests last spring fulfilled passing requirements for the first time in three years. If reading scores follow suit, Blair may be removed from a Maryland testing watch list.