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St. Mary's Co. Gov. News Briefs

Housing Authority Board Changes Fall Meeting Dates

The Housing Authority of St. Mary's County has announced its originally scheduled dates for the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Meetings in October and November have changed.

The Board will now meet on October 7 and November 12, 2013.

Commission for Women Changes Meeting Dates

The St. Mary's County Commission for Women has announced date changes for its October and November meetings.

The Commission has announced it will now meet on Monday, October 7 and Monday, November 4, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Purchase of Real Property

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will consider the purchase from the Lexington Park Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Squad, Inc., for $450,000, the real property known as 21633 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, Maryland 20653 and currently the site of the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, and execution of an Assignment of Contract of Sale for Commercial Real Estate, during the regular scheduled meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in the main meeting room of the Chesapeake Building located at 41770 Baldridge Street, Leonardtown, Maryland, on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

School Attendance Awareness

St. Mary's County Public Schools has joined with Attendance Works, America's Promise Alliance, and Points of Light, as well as several other national organizations to recognize the importance of school attendance. Together, these organizations and school systems around the nation are proclaiming September 2013 as School Attendance Awareness Month. The Board of Education of St. Mary's County joined in the proclamation, recognizing Student Attendance Awareness Month at their meeting on September 11, 2013.

Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s) may monitor school attendance through the Home Access Center (HAC) on the St. Mary's County Public School website ( When an absence is unavoidable, documentation of the absence must be sent to school within three days of the absence. Documentation can be either with a written note, phone call, email, or through the school website portal.

Staff is committed to reducing chronic absences. Regular and consistent attendance is necessary for student achievement, graduation, and college and career readiness. The schools cannot educate students or provide support when they are absent from school. It is important for parents, legal guardians, and the community to recognize the importance of students arriving at school every day on time.

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