Friday, March 18, 2005

MCPS says there's nothing to fear . . .

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials say there's no reason for the public to be alarmed, and that worries about the March 8 vote erasing references to the PTA are "misplaced."

The school board's vote eliminated language to "Policy FAA" that contained 18 references to pubic hearings, 11 to civic organizations, and 20 to the Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs).

The references to public participation in long-term educational facilities planning haven't been abolished, according to MCPS; they've "merely been shifted to a supporting document," the Potomac Almanac reports.