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 By Steven Keller 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…
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
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 her district aide, Felix Facchine
A concerning pattern of statutory violations and ‘inadvertent mistakes’ have been made by the BOE over the past two months under the leadership of Chairwoman Mavis Ellis that is eroding public confidence and trust.
We’re finally starting to receive responses to the Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) requests that were submitted following the controversial ending to this year’s HCPSS school redistricting process back in November and WOW, is there some interesting stuff.
The complaint below was submitted on December 18, 2019 to the Open Meetings Act (OMA) Compliance Board, detailing recurring OMA violations via electronic communications between BOE members over the past year. The BOE has until January 17, 2020 to respond to this complaint.
This is Part 1 of a series of Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) response releases that will give a glimpse behind the curtain regarding the planning and rollout of the Howard County Council’s CR-112 resolution that called on the Howard County public school system to ‘desegregate’ its schools.