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?
The following pages are handwritten notes taken by a County Council staff member during a meeting between Councilman Opel Jones & his staff with Superintendent Martirano, on August 13, 2019, right before Councilman Jones was featured in a press release announcing the upcoming CR-112 resolution
Let’s talk about the topic that few politicians want to touch and most county residents want to know more about: Developer influence in HCPSS school redistricting.
Saturday • February 1, 2020 Concerning Influences & Coordination of Support for CR-112 & 2019 HCPSS Redistricting Plan As hinted at in the recently leaked text messages here between County Councilwomen Christiana Mercer-Rigby and Liz Walsh, the need for socio-economic based redistricting and the supposed “segregation” of Howard County was heavily reliant upon data and opinions…
The following text messages were exchanged on the day before and day of the press release for the CR-112 resolution between County Councilwoman Christiana Mercer-Rigby and County Councilwoman Liz Walsh