Saturday, February 11, 2006

County Council hearing March 7 on funding Kendale cost overruns

Seven Locks community members plan on flocking the County Council's March 7 meeting, where the only agenda item is to consider Superintendent Jerry Weast's request to pay for the cost overruns of the Kendale/Seven Locks "replacement" school.

Parents and neighbors will be testifying at the event. There is still time to get on the agenda to speak against the school board's proposal to start funding the controversial and allegedly corrupt construction project.

Families are urged to turn out to support saving the current school, and to stop the Kendale project, which is under investigation by the county Inspector General for alleged fraud.

Place: County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, 3rd Floor Hearing Room, Rockville, Maryland.

Time: Session starts at 7:30 p.m., but citizens are urged to arrive early. Free parking at the Council garage.

The county will allow 25-30 community speakers to have their say for three minutes each. To testify against the project, call 240-777-7931. Callers may be wait-listed.

For more information, see the Save Seven Locks website.