CENTREVILLE — At the annual meeting of the Association of Independent Maryland and D.C. Schools, the membership elected Gunston’s Head of School John Lewis to serve as the board president beginning Aug. 1, according to a news release.

CHESTERTOWN — The Kent County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications through Friday, April 26 for a $1,000 college scholarship.

CENTREVILLE — The $2.3 million turf field project at Kent Island and Queen Anne’s County high schools is approved, and construction is scheduled to begin the first part of June after graduation ceremonies, Queen Anne’s County Administrator Todd Mohn confirmed Tuesday, April 2.

CHESTERTOWN — For her dedication to her students as well as her involvement in her school, Kiri Krauss is the Teacher of the Year for Kent County Public Schools.

CENTREVILLE — The Maryland Grain Producers Association will offer four $2,500 to students pursuing an agriculturally related degree or career in 2019. The Applicant or the applicants’ immediate family must be involved in the production of grain in Maryland.

ROCK HALL — The Kent County Board of Education held a hearing on the upcoming fiscal year budget March 25, with virtually no comment offered by the public.

CENTREVILLE — Queen Anne’s County Board of Education member Carrie O’Connor has resigned and a county resident from District 2 is being sought to replace her.

ANNAPOLIS — Mid-Shore educators joined about 8,500 others headed toward the Maryland Statehouse in Annapolis on March 11 to rally for school funding.

ROCK HALL — The Kent County Board of Education is holding a public hearing Monday, March 25 on Superintendent Karen Couch’s $28.5 million spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year.

ANNAPOLIS — The Governor’s Office for Children has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Maryland Youth Advisory Council for 2019-2020.

ANNAPOLIS — Eastern Shore college presidents and other representatives from universities on the shore updated the Eastern Shore Delegation on college initiatives, budget decisions and other programs offered at the colleges, during the delegation’s meeting March 15.

ROCK HALL — School safety, content specialists and continued maintenance of schools topped Superintendent Karen Couch’s requests in her fiscal year 2020 preliminary budget.

ROCK HALL — Work is set to begin on maintenance of Kent County High School’s athletic field after the Board of Education voted to award a contract to WindView Athletic Fields for $8,540.

ROCK HALL — Crafting a budget for Kent County Public Schools in some regards creates a “catch-22” situation — looking for ways to save money while also accounting for the increasing costs of maintaining a district.