Friday, May 12, 2006

Almanac: School board action 'created confusion'

The school board's action to disregard opposition from the PTA, community and County Council, and its refusal to compromise by building the school it wants at the site that the community wants, has "created confusion" among Montgomery County officials, the Almanac reports.

"'I’m perplexed,' said County Council President George Leventhal (D-At Large). 'In early March, I tried to open a dialogue with the School Board and the school system and we put together a task force that costed out eight options [for relieving overcrowding]. We had three nights of public hearings. . . . .

"'Now the School Board is sending us something which was not one of the eight options and on which there have been no public hearings.'"