Thursday, October 29, 2009

ABC 7: "Mr. Weast is arrogant to think he can just close this school..."

To date the MCPS Board of Education has not uttered a peep about closing Monocacy Elementary School. Can Superintendent Weast simply command the Board of Education to follow his artificial timeline for closing a school? In 1985 the MCPS Board of Education initiated a process that ultimately resulted in the closure of Woodward High School.  From start to finish, the closing of Woodward High School was a 2 1/2 year process.  Monocacy Elementary School? Superintendent Weast wants that closed in 5 months.

8 comments:

  1. Our family is outraged, saddened and crushed
    by this proposal to close Monocacy Elementary...this is OUR school in the country! We live here in the agricultural reserve because of this wonderful rural school and close-knit community!
    What a travesty it would be to loose yet another rural school and cluster together these communities!

    Dawn Espinoza and family

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  2. Jerry Weast's reasons for closing down Monocacy don't hold water. He says Monocacy student body numbers are too low and that the county needs the money it would save from its closure. In fact, Monocacy is at 86 percent capacity and his plan will cost the county much more than leaving Monocacy open would.

    Closing it down and moving Monocacy children to Poolesville will mean overcrowding there and the need for at least $14 million in additions to accommodate all students. In the meantime children will be in trailers. Weast claims closing Monocacy will save $1 million and that's why it's necessary. How does saving $1 million but spending $14 million 10 miles down the road result in savings for Montgomery County?

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  3. This thing just doesn't make sense. I think an audit is in order.

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  4. As a Poolesville parent I celebrate the closing of the Monocacy, The parents that I have always spoken to were always quick to say Oh my kids go to the Monocacy !What it this some sort of a cult? any little incident that Jr. may have had at PES im pulling him out im taking him to Monocacy ?Its two small of a town to have this treated like a private school that the tax payers pay for. We welcome the kids to PES and we are all on the same page and footing. And parents dont waste yoyr breath you didnt complain when 26 Wash Dc schools were shut down because of budgets concerns sorry Charlie your just like the rest of us no more snooty moncacy parents yahhoooooo.

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  5. http://parentscoalitionmc.blogspot.com/2009/11/breaking-news-monocacy-parents-save.html

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  6. As a parent with a child in Monocacy I could not have said this better. Bring back the closure and end the cult. For once do what's best for the kids.

    "Anonymous said...

    As a Poolesville parent I celebrate the closing of the Monocacy, The parents that I have always spoken to were always quick to say Oh my kids go to the Monocacy !What it this some sort of a cult? any little incident that Jr. may have had at PES im pulling him out im taking him to Monocacy ?Its two small of a town to have this treated like a private school that the tax payers pay for. We welcome the kids to PES and we are all on the same page and footing. And parents dont waste yoyr breath you didnt complain when 26 Wash Dc schools were shut down because of budgets concerns sorry Charlie your just like the rest of us no more snooty moncacy parents yahhoooooo."

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  7. @ anonymous 8:09

    Guess you aren't familiar with Carderock Springs Elementary School.

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