Monday, November 17, 2014

Breaking News: Starr Wants Elem School Back, But No Right To Reclaim Building or Site

MCPS says they have a "planning" department, but situations like this make one wonder.

In Superintendent Joshua Starr's Capital Budget proposal released on October 28, 2014, Starr announced that he was going to move a program from the Ewing Center to a Montgomery County owned property in Aspen Hill.  The property in Aspen Hill is the former English Manor Elementary School.

At the November 6, 2014, Board of Education public hearing, BOE member Shirley Brandman asked if MCPS anticipated any difficulty reclaiming the English Manor Elementary School site.

As it turns out, the answer to that question should be yes, as the Deed given to Montgomery County for this property did not include any right to reclamation for the Board of Education.

The Board of Education will vote on this plan this evening, just 20 days after Starr's announcement of this plan.  Not much time for the public to review or have input in to a plan that has a big glitch.

Community opposition already exists to this plan.$file/141106%20Res%20Work%20Session%20Qs.pdf

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