Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"Councilwoman Valerie Ervin, chair of the education committee, said Tuesday that the distribution of technology would be what closes the achievement gap in the county."

Gazette:  Montgomery County Council to decide next week on school tech funds

Some members still have questions about purchases


  1. 'decide next week?' Emails going around the community suggest the vote had already been decided.

  2. In MoCo, votes are just a show put on for the unconnected masses..

  3. Of course, this is going to pass. These are all Apple Ballot elected officials supporting their fellow Apple Ballot elected official peeps over at the B of E.

    But, Montgomery County taxpayers should know why their services are being cut. This is a perfect example of how the BOE can ignore state laws that were enacted to safeguard tax dollars from waste and abuse.

    The Montgomery County Council will whine and cry that they can't do anything about MCPS spending. But, in this case, they absolutely can. They have Appropriation authority. They can approve this expenditure or not. They can request documentation (actual contracts!!) to support MCPS' request.

    Or - they can just rubber stamp the transaction without exerting any oversight.

    We all know what they are going to do. But, now you know why all other county services suffer while the public school budget has doubled.


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