Building Fire Evacuates Bester Elementary, No Injuries

HAGERSTOWN, MD (08/30/2022) – At approximately 11:00 a.m., Bester Elementary School evacuated in response to an activated fire alarm. Washington County Public Schools (WCPS), Hagerstown Fire Department, and Hagerstown Police Department personnel responded swiftly and all students were taken to a safe area outside the school and no injuries were reported.

Making School Less Scary For Your Kids

(8/21/2022) – If it gives the look that your child is afraid to enter the school, he/she is possibly thinking about being separated from you. You can handle it by taking the child to the school for a visit and do it a number of times prior the come out of the school year. Organize a tour, take part in a couple of school incidents, and let them use the playground.

Schools will stop serving free lunch to all students – a pandemic solution left out of a new federal spending package

Public schools have been serving all students free meals since the COVID-19 pandemic first disrupted K-12 education. In March 2022, Congress rejected calls to keep up the federal funding required to sustain that practice and left that money out of a US$1.5 trillion spending package that President Joe Biden signed into law on March 11, 2022. We asked food policy expert Marlene Schwartz to explain why free meals make a difference and what will happen next.