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Here are the top take-a-ways from the board of education meeting:
Board of Education President Marsha Herbert “Carroll County Parents…We need your help”
Before the board approved the FY 24 operating fund and request for county funding, Marsha Herbert made an impassioned speech aimed at parents where she made it clear that now was the time for parents to get involved and implored them to reach out to county commissioners. According to Herbert the amount of funding that the board is asking for is the bare minimum and if they cannot get this funding, CCPS faces a real risk of looking very different in two years, especially in regards to class size and resources. Parents can contact the commissioners at the email addresses before the first budget overview, which will be March 7, 2023.
The Board votes to settle a class action lawsuit against Juul. Set to receive over $600,000.
CCPS is a part of a class action lawsuit that was settled against the e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL and will be receiving $600,000 as part of that settlement. This was money that was not included in the budget and can be used for anything however the assumption is that the board will be using it to further the health of students. Board member Donna Sivigny suggested CPR courses.
Board votes to settle class action lawsuit with Juul, the e-cigarette manufacturer