Worcester county Schools

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The Worcester County public school teachers will be getting a raise next year.

It will be a 1 percent cost of living increase.

In addition, there will be no staff cuts.

That’s the unanimous decision by the Board of Education when they approved their budget yesterday.

School Superintendent Louis Taylor told the Salisbury Daily Times that this would help hire and retain the highest quality of instructors.

Meanwhile, negotiations between the school board and Worcester County Teachers Association have been completed.

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The Wicomico County public schools will wrap up the term on June 17th.

Maryland Schools Superintendent Lillian Lowery has allowed the district a three day waiver after 9 days of school were missed due to the spate of snow storms this winter.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that along with the 5 additional days that have been added to the school calendar April 7th which has been set aside for teacher workshops will be counted as a sixth school day.

March 31 will replace the professional day for teachers and classes will see an early dismissal.

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Today’s rescheduled Homecoming concert at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has been suddenly canceled.

Justin Thompson, the student government president told WBOC, that the cancelation was due to concerns about a lack of security for the new date.

He said he was baffled by word from the public safety department that they could not provide enough security for the event.

University officials told the television station that the Maryland State Police do not discuss their security plans.

 

NEWARK, Md. (AP) - The Worcester County Board of Education has selected a Colorado educator as its new schools superintendent.

Jerry Wilson will replace Jon Andes on July 1, pending approval from the Maryland Department of Education. Wilson was chosen from four candidates after a nationwide search that began last year.