Sunday, October 22, 2017

Hogan then declared, “None of them [school board members] should be re-elected.”

Approximately 150 people gathered Sunday evening to thank Gov. Larry Hogan for his support of the Jewish community in an event sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington.
Following his remarks at Beth Sholom Congregation in Potomac, dozens of people lined up to thank him for allocating money to area Jewish agencies, strengthening economic ties between Maryland and Israel, opposing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and supporting funds for scholarships to private schools.
But when a few people told Hogan they were disappointed he had moved up the starting date for public schools until after Labor Day, thereby causing County school officials to rework their calendar and possibly eliminate days off for Jewish holidays, Hogan’s demeanor changed.
“I’m outraged by the Montgomery County schools making the suggestion,” he said. “That’s nonsense.”
Hogan then declared, “None of them [school board members] should be re-elected.”
There are still 180 school days on the calendar, he said, noting it would be preferable for members of the school board to look at the nine teacher workshop days and “get rid of two of the nine days” instead of eliminating days off for religious holidays.
Following the one-hour event, Hogan said he believed he had a good relationship with the County...


  1. Hard Working or Hardly Working?

  2. Hardly working!!
    I welcome anyone to come visit school during teachers "professional" days. Teachers are allowed to "Tele - Work", so they they pretty much have the day off. Meanwhile supporting staff, like office secretaries and media assistants are required to show up and work an honest day. It is a complete joke! In high schools some of these teachers are pulling $80-90,000 and work for maybe 5 hours a day. Don't get me wrong, there are several teachers that earn every bit of their salary and put in 12+ hours a day, but how many are taking advantage of the situation?

    1. In other words, the less they do the more they make.


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