Do you like being tricked?
Well Trick or Treat time is here, and the Parents' Coalition has heard that the Board of Education and Superintendent Larry Bowers have a big trick for parents this week!
The Trick is that without any public process or Board of Education public discussion or vote, Superintendent Larry Bowers is giving away 61.25 acres of open public school land.
The Treat is that the land is being handed over to a no bid vendor.
Where is this land located in the County? It doesn't matter.
Public school land is a valuable asset and its disposition should be discussed in public by the land owner, the Board of Education.
The land could be used to build a school, it could be sold, or it could be traded. The possibilities are endless, but, once again, usable public school land will disappear from the Board of Education inventory without any public process.
We have seen over 176 acres of MCPS public school land lost since 1994.
Say good-bye to another 61.25 acres this week and add it to the list of dedicated, public school land that was given in trust to the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education for the benefit of public school children, but not used for the educational benefit of our children.