Tuesday, May 16, 2006

MCPS seen playing Bells Mill against Seven Locks neighbors

By proposing to convert the "Seven Locks replacement school" at Kendale into a "Bells Mill replacement school," Superintendent Weast is picking another fight with the County Council.

The Seven Locks PTA and local community leaders support Councilman Howard Denis' proposed amendment that would have given MCPS the school it wanted on the site that the community wanted. That was widely seen as a fair compromise over a bitter issue.

But Weast would rather take his ball and go home, or in this case, take it to Bells Mill. PTA members have protested repeatedly to the County Council and Board of Education that Weast and MCPS are purposely setting the neighboring school communities against one another.