Presented here is an analysis of campaign finance data for the 2020 HCPSS Board of Education election, with data current through the most recent campaign finance reporting date of August 25, 2020. Relevant charts are at the end of this post.
Board of Education Campaign Donations: Developers & Political Parties vs. Chinese American Parent Association (CAPA) PAC
Donations from CAPA PAC are starkly different from the distinctly business-driven developers and political parties donating significantly to non-partisan Board of Education campaigns.
Howard County Parks & Recreation and Columbia Association Usage of HCPSS Schools for Full-Day Child Care
At the HCPSS Board of Education meeting yesterday, discussion occurred about the recently announced plan to allow Howard County Parks & Recreation and the Columbia Association to use space in HCPSS schools to provide full-day child care this Fall.
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?
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).
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.
Starting tomorrow, our students’ lives will be upended and their education will indefinitely be put on hold. With it looking likely that the schools will not reopen on March 30, it is very important that a continuity-of-curriculum plan be laid out soon to all HCPSS students, staff and families…
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.