The Howard County Council Makes First Change—Comprehensive APFO Changes Still Pending

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The Howard County Council has passed the first Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) changes effective Jan.14, 2017. This is separate from the comprehensive APFO updates under consideration. The modifications allow additional housing allocations in downtown Columbia when the West Columbia school district averages over 100 percent capacity. In addition, the council removed language that would have disallowed modifications to the APFO rules for …

Hey FRES 5th Graders!! It’s Time to Design Your 2016-2017 Yearbook Covers!!

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The PTA FRES 2016-2017 Yearbook Cover Contest is underway!! It’s a FRES tradition to have the front and back yearbook covers designed by our 5th grade students. All cover submissions (both front & back) are due by Monday, Jan. 23rd! Front Cover Instructions: The front cover must be completed on plain white 8 ½” x 11” sheet of paper.  Using colors …

Time is Running Out for After School Program Talking Heads. Registration is Open Until Tuesday Jan. 10!

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The FRES PTA is pleased to offer a new winter after school class for students in grades 3-5. Talking Heads is a fun improv class that will help your students increase confidence and become better public speakers. There’s only a few days left to sign up! Registration ends midnight on Tuesday, Jan. 10.  Don’t wait! Register today! Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 17 …