Friday, January 20, 2017

Understanding The Rift In Howard County School’s Leadership

Note:  The Howard County Public School System uses one of the same outside attorneys that is used by the Montgomery County Board of Education.  The relationship between the Howard County Board of Education and the school systems outside attorney is one of the issues at the heart of the dispute between the Superintendent and the Board of Education.

In Maryland’s Howard County, where residents are encouraged to “choose civility,” the relationship between the school superintendent and the board of education seems broken. In December, the school board passed a number of measures that Superintendent Renee Foose claims undermined her authority to govern the county’s school system. In response, Foose took unprecedented action this week and sued the board. Where did things go wrong? Kojo explores the rift with Foose and School Board Chair Cynthia Vaillancourt...

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