On July 9, Superintendent Martirano proposed a hybrid education model for HCPSS students (2 days in person learning & 3 days virtual learning) beginning on Sepember 15 for PK-3 and active for all students by October 28.
Is being saved by this particular highly political and special interest driven committee the only possible way to save the Baltimore Sun and is it worth the long-term price that all in Howard County and surrounding Baltimore Counties may ultimately pay?
Are these developers, land-use attorneys/lobbyists and partisan political public-affairs groups truly championing expanded affordable housing and socio-economic based redistricting out of the goodness of their hearts? Could the 3 P’s of Politics, Power and Profit be the true motivators driving their actions?
Why are the two Board members who have recently violated both the Open Meetings Act as well as the NSCA Code of Ethics serving on the applicant screening committee for this new Ethics Panel?
HCPSS Board of Education (BOE) member and re-election candidate Jen Mallo held her re-election campaign kickoff event free-of-charge at a prime room in the Columbia headquarters building of The Howard Hughes Corporation (THHC) (one of Howard County’s largest developers).
This past week, it was reported that the HCPSS Ethics Panel had abruptly and unexpectedly been disbanded and that motions have been set in place to assemble a fresh Ethics Panel.
Over the past 8 months, there have been some serious email leaks coming from the HCPSS Board of Education. that have been extremely harmful to private citizens, to this past Fall’s redistricting process, and to the personal and professional livelihood of fellow Board members and their families.
Montgomery County School System (MCPS) elementary students are able to receive approximately 30-60 minutes of live-streamed teacher/classroom instruction daily. At this time, HCPSS formally plans on only 15-20 minutes per week of live “check-in” with teachers & classmates for their elementary students.
Remember the time when two HCPSS Board of Education members held a private text message conversation to discuss redistricting strategy during a public Board meeting as crucial decisions on the Fall 2019 HCPSS redistricting plan were made? Ever wonder if there was something illegal about that?
Compare what an HCPSS Kindergarten student received on March 13 here and the materials from March 25 here with what Baltimore City Kindergarten students and parents received here on March 13 (or soon after) here….