Thursday, February 16, 2006

Probe reveals continuing Seven Locks problems

Although the Inspector General's report on the Seven Locks School scandal covers only from 2001 through 2004, its conclusions indicate ongoing problems with the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) system.

The Save Seven Locks School Coalition, which spearheaded the effort to stop the county, notes several continuing problems:

* "MCPS continues to provide unreliable and misleading information on options and comparative costs for the Seven Locks project."

* "MCPS is rushing to break ground for the Kendale school - undaunted by new developments."

* "MCPS officials plan to close the current Seven Locks School even though 17,000 county students are in portable classrooms."

* The School Board rebuttal to the IG report not only fails to address the substantive points and refuses to recognize the IG's authority; "it distorts the record still further." The Coalition explains how in its news release.