Tuesday, February 21, 2006

MCPS still trying to ram Kendale project past residents

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is going full-bore to ram through the scandal-ridden Seven Locks/Kendale construction project, even though the County Council has yet to approve $3.3 million in funding for initial cost overruns.

On February 22, it is holding a meeting for a boundary study to re-district the schools, presuming that Seven Locks Elementary School will indeed be closed and the Kendale "replacement" built a mile away.

MCPS has sent out a notice about a "public information meeting" on boundary review for Potomac and Seven Locks Elementary Schools" to take place at the Herbert Hoover Middle School in Potomac, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.

The Save Seven Locks Coalition believes that talk of any boundary study is premature prior to a County Council decision on whether the Kendale school is even built.

Some residents see the move as an attempt to charge past the Inspector General's audit of the fraudulent and misleading ways in which the County Executive and MCPS pushed the Kendale project through the system.

They intend to be present with recording equipment in support of future civil or criminal investigations into the Kendale project.