Last Updated on Jun 27, 2017 at 10:51am

Garrett County Public Schools is launching a foundation dedicated to enhancing programs from pre-school through the twelfth grade.

As enrollment has declined by over twenty percent during the past decade, state funding for Garrett County Public Schools has been cut accordingly. There have been corresponding reductions in personnel, and three schools have been closed. County funding has had to remain frozen while costs continue to rise. The purpose of the Foundation is not to assume basic costs, but to provide a revenue stream for complementary equipment and opportunities that are important components to a quality, twenty-first century education.

The Foundation is being named in honor of Dr. Wendell Teets, who retired in 2011 after 14 years of service as Superintendent.

A "kick off" ceremony will be held in the Board Room of the Central Office (40 S. Second Street, Oakland, MD) on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Dr. and Mrs. Teets will join members of the community for a brief reception at that time. Everyone is welcome. For any questions, please contact Ms. Glenna Whetsell at 301-334-8936 or glenna.wiles@garrettcountyschools.org.

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