Thursday, April 27, 2006

WEAST'S REVENGE: MCPS to scatter Seven Locks kids

Retaliating against the Seven Locks community just as county insiders had warned, Superintendent Jerry Weast has recommended the drawing and quartering of the Seven Locks community and scattering the children to four different schools.

Weast issued a notice April 26 describing his intent to partition Seven Locks Elementary School by gerrymandering Churchill Cluster boundaries.

Weast will disperse the children to the overcrowded Potomac and Bells Mill schools, and the Beverly Farms and Wayside schools.

The effect will be to tear apart the Seven Locks community of families by separating the children from one another, and excising the core of that community by razing the school.

MCPS officials intend to replace the school with a high-density housing project.