Monday, July 14, 2014

Bullies on MCPS Central Office Staff

When I first heard about MCPS staffers taking pictures of observers at MCPS Board and Committee meetings, I thought I heard the information incorrectly.  Surely, a world class school system run by the pre-eminent Dr. Joshua Starr did not really engage in activities to intimidate a member of the taxpaying public?

Or was this true?

Imagine my dismay to learn that this is not a new practice.

Here is a video clip from a 2011 meeting concerning the feasibility study for BCC Middle School Number 2.  Watch this clip, its short, and you will see Mr. Dennis Cross, who was at the time the project manager for BCC MS #2, snap a picture of a member of the audience after the individual asked a question.

I am intimidated just watching the clip - and its over three years old.

Fortunately for those of us still involved in various aspects of building new school facilities, Mr. Cross is no longer with the school system.  Thank goodness for small miracles.   (See page 10).

Remember the following:

Illegitimi Non Carborundum.

A rough translation?  Don't let the bullies get you down.

1 comment:

  1. … and Mr. Cross also used the "not a committee" approach three years before Phil Kaufman:


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