LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Jan. 8, 2008) - The Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center and Great Mills High School were recognized for superior maintenance of their facility by the Board of Public Works for the State of Maryland at the State House in Annapolis on January 2.
Throughout the past year, representatives from the state have been surveying schools in each county. Four were inspected in St. Mary's County, with the two St. Mary's County Public Schools receiving the Governor's Citation for Superior Maintenance for fiscal year 2007. The ratings are based on how well the building is maintained by the school system's Maintenance Department and Operations Department.
The citation was presented by members of the Board of Public Works representing Governor Martin O'Malley, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown, Comptroller Peter Franchot, and State Treasurer Nancy Kopp. Accepting the Governor's Citation were Dr. Michael J. Martirano, superintendent of schools, Mr. J. Bradley Clements, chief operating officer, Mr. Robert Taylor, principal of the Forrest Center, and Ms. Tracy Heibel, principal of Great Mills High School.