Friday, August 1, 2014

Gazette: School board sued for alleged ‘flawed and unlawful process’

...According to Schuessler’s letter, the school system indicated in its request for proposals for each field that a selection committee would use a point system to determine which submission would be selected. The factors considered in the point system as shown in the letter included the organization’s vision, community benefits, references, personnel and financial offer.
Schuessler said his organization doesn’t think the selection committee used the point system.
A school official told Montgomery Soccer in a phone call in March that it had been awarded the agreement, but the group later received an email saying that it had not been selected, he said.
After Montgomery Soccer protested the decision, the organizations were given the chance to re-enter their submissions and Bethesda Soccer Club was selected a second time.
The letter said that school officials told the organization during a meeting that the school system had received another, better offer for the Churchill field and would not talk about Montgomery Soccer’s proposal...

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