Thursday, April 27, 2006

Spokesman: MCPS 'playing games' with school

"They're just playing games," County Council spokesman Patrick Lacefield says about the school board's decision to erase Seven Locks Elementary School and scatter the kids to four other schools.

"It’s not changing anything on the ground [at the County Council]," he says in the Almanac.

"Ultimately we sign the checks. . . . There are not the votes on the Council for Kendale and there’s not the votes on the council to close Seven Locks and disperse other places."

According to the Almanac, Lacefield observed, "When the inspector general said there were these less expensive options, [the Board] said, 'Oh, well money isn’t everything,'" and that now it is emphasizing how much Kendale supposedly will save the taxpayer.