As of this week, the Board of Education has spent in excess of $200,000 defending their actions in leasing the Brickyard Road school site to Montgomery County so the county can lease the same 20-acre site to MSI [Soccer] at $1,500 a year for 10 years. Not much of a return for the cost of keeping an unwise decision in place. With this continuing financial bleed on taxpayers in mind and in the hopes of finding reasonable solutions and rectifying past mistakes, the plaintiffs in the case have made the Board of Education a formal proposal offering to end their litigation if a few simple conditions are met.#
- 1) The Board of Education, pursuant to their lease with Montgomery County, ask for and receive the land back.
- 2) Upon reclamation, the Board of Education agrees that any future use of the site will be determined by an open process with citizen comment.
- 3) That the Board of Education consider agricultural/environmental educational use of the site which would involve maintaining the certified organic status of the land...
Read the rest of the Potomac Almanac article: http://www.potomacalmanac.com/news/2012/sep/25/commentary-solution-end-struggle-over-brickyard-ro/