Friday, March 18, 2005

Potomac Almanac: BoE doesn't want to hear from community any more

The Board of Education (BoE) voted March 8 to abolish all references to public hearings, civic organizations and PTAs in a policy document on long-range educational facilities planning.

The vote prompted the Potomac Almanac to ask, "Is [the] change designed to insulate School Board from parent input and legal challenges?"

The vote shows that Board of Education members "really don't want to hear from the community any more. They really want to get out of having these hearings and control the amount of comment that the community's allowed to have," says Winston Churchill High School Cluster coordinator Janis Sartucci.