Dundalk Eagle - Delegate Olszewski Firmly Behind Elected Representation on School Board; Senator Stone Reconsiders
DELEGATE OLSZEWSKI: "In response to this year’s failure of the school board bill, Del. Olszewski told The Eagle that he was "disappointed with the recent vote in the state Senate that effectively killed the proposal to create a partially elected school board in Baltimore County." He explained, "Considering how much state and county taxpayer money that goes to our school system, and how important the school system is in determining the vibrancy of our communities, it is fair and reasonable to have a system for selecting members of the school board that makes them responsive and directly accountable to the people they represent."
SENATOR STONE: "When asked to respond to the bill’s supporters, who argue that an elected school board would increase the public’s voice in school board matters, Stone responded, “They have a good argument there. I don’t know why [the public] is not given more of an audience.” He added, “I hadn’t even thought of that.”
Read the entire article: http://www.dundalkeagle.com/component/content/article/26-front-page/44555-elected-baltimore-county-school-board-bill-fails
Read the post below about Eastwood's closing, then read this December 2012 post from the County's blog. The BOE meeting focused on the educational merits of the decision. This tells another story.
Major decision reached at the 3/5/13 BOE meeting.
From the 3/6/13 patch.com
FOR RELEASE: March 7, 2013
Contact: Debi Decker, 410-887-4126
Board of Education invites feedback on changing meeting location
TOWSON, MD— The Baltimore County BOE is requesting feedback from the community as it considers changing the location of all board meetings occurring after 7/1/2013.
Board meetings are currently held in the ESS Building on BCPS’s Greenwood Campus at 6901 Charles Street in Towson. The proposed change would relocate meetings to the Jefferson Building at 105 W.Chesapeake Avenue in Towson. The location change would result in efficiencies as BCPS staff offices relocate to the Jefferson Building, a measure that’s saving the system approximately $1.5 million.
All parents, teachers, administrators and other community members are asked to share their feedback on the proposed change at http://bit.ly/XY5A2u by March 15, 2013.
Baltimore Sun editorial from 2/28/2013:
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