Sunday, November 18, 2012

MD State Contract Discussed by Council Did Not Exist on November 13, 2012

At the November 13, 2012, Montgomery County Council hearing on the purchase of 2,000 Promethean brand Interactive White Boards by MCPS, Councilmembers discussed a Maryland State Hardware Master Contract. It turns out that during the November 13th discussion, the MD Hardware Master Contract they were discussing did not exist.  
So, even if MCPS were using a MD State Contract, which we now know they aren't, the contract the Council discussed did not exist prior to the Council's vote. Confused?  Well, you are not alone.  MCPS successfully used smoke and mirrors to get the Council to Appropriate $2,042,000.  What lesson does this teach our children about how government entities are to operate?  


  1. The lure of being on the cutting edge blurs/corrupts the process, including Council oversight.

  2. Mr. Zepnick, thanks for your comment. I hope you will get actively involved in council oversight. Right now it seems the only people "overseeing" the Council are their campaign donors.


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