Thursday, March 16, 2006

Almanac: MCPS 'relented' on 'doomed' Kendale project

Faced with evidence of wrongdoing by the Inspector General, rebukes from the County Council, opposition from affected PTAs, ridicule from school children and a cold shoulder from the County Executive who triggered the scandal, "Montgomery County Public Schools apparently relented last week to mounting pressure to abandon plans for a new elementary school on Kendale Road."

Though a joint MCPS-County Council statement "does not specifically spell out the end of Kendale," reporter Ken Millstone writes in the Almanac, "it came three days after a public hearing at which a supplemental funding request needed to build the school appeared doomed."