Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Editorial: Live stream Maryland General Assembly floor sessions

...It is an excellent opportunity for the public to participate in the legislative process, and it doesn’t require a trip to Annapolis to do so.
When it comes to regular sessions and debates in Annapolis, however, things aren’t quite so transparent.

Maryland remains one of just a handful of states that does not offer live streaming video of debates on the floor of its two chambers: the Senate and House of Delegates. It does offer audio of these sessions, but because of a rule that prohibits the use of personal names, it is practically impossible to know who is saying what.
The state does live stream and archive videos of committee hearings, but committee voting sessions where members actually debate the bills are not recorded or archived.
Efforts to change this have stalled in recent years. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and others have pushed for legislation to outfit the 120-year-old Maryland State House with video cameras in order to live stream these proceedings and have them archived in the name of government openness and accessibility. Last year, Hogan’s Transparency Act of 2018, received an unfavorable report in the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee and never made it out of a Senate Committee.
The argument, primarily coming from Democratic leaders in Annapolis, against live streaming has been that it costs too much. According to an article from MarylandReporter.com on last year’s Senate committee hearing on the legislation, the $1.1 million price tag was again the concern from committee Democrats. Much of that is one-time costs in the first year to purchase the equipment and have it installed. In out years, the costs ranged from approximately $200,000 to $217,000 for staff to operate and maintain the equipment...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

@ABC7News FLOODING AT WHEATON HIGH SCHOOL: A sprinkler burst for what is believed to be weather-related reasons Tuesday morning in a stairwell at Wheaton High School in Silver Spring, forcing the building to be evacuated.



Swastika painted on Rockville high school

Police investigating case at Richard Montgomery as hate crime

From Bethesda Beat, Reporter Caitlynn Peetz. Full story here.

A swastika was spray-painted on the side of Richard Montgomery High School and authorities are considering the case a hate crime.

In a letter to parents and students, Principal Intern Kiera Butler said the bright orange swastika was found over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend and has been removed.

And:

According to a county police report, 31 of Montgomery County’s 112 – or about one-fourth – reports of bias incidents in 2017 occurred at schools and generally involved vandalism. The majority of reports included anti-Semitic language or swastikas. In 2016, 21 bias reports involved schools.

Of the 51 bias reports determined to have been motivated by religion, 74.5 percent were considered anti-Jewish, according to the report.

Inside the Governor’s $438 Million ‘Go-Ahead’ for Schools

A look at the elements of the Governor’s fiscal 2020 capital budget proposal for public school construction.
The Governor’s 2020 capital budget includes a new program for school construction funding — the Building Opportunity Fund — and a pledge to provide $3.5 billion in five years to school construction.
School construction is a major element of county capital budgets, who partner with the state to provide Maryland’s students with superior learning environments.
The State provides capital funding for school construction through several grant programs. Most of these are grant programs established by legislation, however the Building Opportunity Fund represents a new initiative of this Administration.

Here is the breakdown of the $438 million total announced in the Governor’s budget propoal for FY 2020:..

Monday, January 21, 2019

Senator says he has received complaints about HOC operations. Oversight of HOC LONG OVERDUE!

...Sen. Ben Kramer said he introduced a bill in the Maryland legislature after receiving complaints from constituents and HOC employees alleging waste, fraud and mismanagement in the department.
“There tends to be a sentiment that HOC rides roughshod over the community. And I have heard with enough frequency that this was something we should take a closer look at, and it seems the best way is to empower Montgomery County’s inspector general over HOC in the same way they do over county government,” said Kramer, a Democrat who represents parts of Rockville, Aspen Hill and Wheaton...

Friday, January 18, 2019

Open forum on new zoning for accessory dwellings Sat Jan 19 10am County Council Office Building

From Councilmember Hans Riemer:

Dear resident,
I wanted to remind you that tomorrow I am hosting a policy forum on accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in Rockville beginning at 10am. The details are below.
So many of you have RSVP'd to come that we will now be offering a live video stream of the event on YouTube. The stream will begin at 10:00am on Saturday, January 19. If you are interested in learning more about ADUs but aren’t able to make it in person, I encourage you to watch the live stream.
Hope to see you there or on YouTube.
Warm regards,
Hans
P.S. Our County video team put together a great preview of the policy forum. Check it out!

Listen to @Media_Doug's full interview with @jennifermalvaro, a child sex abuse expert, on #MontgomeryTalkPodcast.

"I think that Montgomery County Public Schools have created an atmosphere, where they are reactive instead of proactive to larger issues in society, and to current issues in the schools," said Alvaro. "I think when you have [an] intense culture of achievement and success in sports or academics, [when it comes to these issues], it's not a matter of 'if' they're going to happen, it's 'when.'"  ~ child sex abuse expert Jennifer Alvaro

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Former Landon teacher abused students, school says in letter to families

A yearlong investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct at an all-boys private school in Bethesda uncovered several years of abuse by a former teacher, school leaders announced Thursday in a letter to parents.
In December 2017, the Landon School hired a private firm to investigate allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior by Ward Bates, a teacher who was employed with the school from 1946 to 1962 after two alumni came forward with claims of abuse.
https://bethesdamagazine.com/bethesda-beat/schools/former-landon-teacher-abused-students-school-says-in-letter-to-families/

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

...the girl was a human trafficking victim within the ‘Pinos Locos’ clique of MS-13, which made the suburban town of Wheaton its hub for illegal dealings.


Police: 'MS-13 associate' pays gang $100 to have sex with trafficked 14-year-old girl

...Detectives explain the girl worked as a cocktail waitress at Lilly’s Restaurant in downtown Wheaton. Her primary duty there was to “conduct cocaine and marijuana sales, and serve alcohol to customers,” a high-ranking MS-13 member would ultimately tell detectives in exchange for more favorable treatment. “A lot of money was made for her services.”

In one instance, the girl attempted to quit. She was later summoned to a home along Valley View Avenue in Kensington and beaten in the backyard with a baseball bat. The girl recalled more than 25 excruciating blows to her body. Such attacks were used as a form of “motivation” to keep girls in line, the same high-ranking MS-13 member explained.
“Many of the victims are under the age of 18 and have been reported by their families as missing persons,” police outlined in court documents. “Often, these females are brainwashed into believing that they need to depend on the gang for survival.”..

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

A teacher who worked at a private after-school program operating in several Montgomery County elementary schools entered an Alford plea to a sex offense.

Private After-School Program Employee Enters Alford Plea to Sexually Touching Underage Boy in Maryland

A teacher who worked at a private after-school program operating in several Montgomery County elementary schools entered an Alford plea to a sex offense.
Rayshad Golwalla, 37, is scheduled to be sentenced in March in Montgomery County Circuit Court. A charging document in Golwalla’s case said he sexually touched an underage Gaithersburg boy inside a private residence in February 2018...

Monday, January 14, 2019

Will MCPS food services roll back the healthy foods too?

The Trump administration is planning to roll back Obama era healthy food regulations for school meals. Will MCPS also roll back the healthy food now being served? We understand that MCPS has said while it will not go back on many of the old rules, they will go back on some.  For example, they will return to using white flour pasta and get rid of the whole grain pasta.

Check your child's school menus to see what MCPS is feeding them.

From CBS News, reporter Steve Frank:

New School Lunch Rules Could Mean More Salt, Sugar, and Fat. Full story here.

The dairy industry "says children don't drink as much milk if its not flavored and they really like that extra fat, the taste of it," said Mulvaney. (author's note: Lydia Mulvaney, food and agriculture reporter who co-authored the Bloomberg study, found here)

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, who was once a consultant to milk producers, announced early on a relaxation of the rules. Higher fat chocolate milk was back, along with more white breads and pizza. "I wouldn't be as big as I am today without chocolate milk," Perdue told reporters at the time.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Off-Site, Off Camera County Council Meeting on Monday, January 14, 2019

MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER.


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Accessory Apartments Zoning Text Amendment introduced

On Tuesday Councilmember Hans Riemer will introduce a proposed amendment to the Zoning Text which would pretty much eliminate barriers to any size attached or detached apartments in a residential zone. The public hearing for this amendment is Feb 26, 7:30 pm. Consider the parking needs, additional traffic on neighborhood roads, and school overcrowding and please read the below.

The proposed change would, among other things:

"remove the requirement for additional use approval for all accessory apartments"
"change the measure of the size of an accessory apartment from 50% of gross floor area to 50% of habitable floor area"
"delete the absolute maximum size of an accessory apartment" (currently 1,200 square feet)
"delete the maximum size of an addition that can be used as an accessory apartment" (currently limited to 800 square feet)
"delete the requirement that a detached accessory apartment be on a lot at least 1 acre in size"


20190115_4A by on Scribd

Friday, January 11, 2019

Attorney General Announces New Phone Hotline to Report Child Sex Abuse


@ABC7Kevin NEW: This 'MS-13 associate' paid gang leaders $100 to have sex with a 14yo girl, and then secretly filmed the encounter, MoCo police say.





Marc Elrich speaking now at MC Delegation streaming live

A last minute change in the delegation meeting which was just emailed this morning. Marck Elrich is on the agenda. Link here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Montgomery-County-House-Delegation-2714624368581166/videos/?ref=page_internal

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Reactive vs. Proactive Parenting in the Digital World with Safe Tech Committee Member Lisa Cline

Boy Injured by MCPS School Bus Will Get His Day in Court

The boy’s mother, Bertha Forgwei, of Silver Spring, said her son became scared after he left the bus at the wrong Aspen Hill stop in October 2015 and began to run after the bus as it pulled away, according to the lawsuit.
As he ran alongside the bus, which was moving at 6 mph, the boy tripped and tires ran over his legs, causing injuries that confined him to a wheelchair for several months and forced his parents to quit their jobs to provide care, the lawsuit claims...

https://bethesdamagazine.com/bethesda-beat/county-school-board-bus-driver-accused-of-negligence-causing-young-boy-to-be-run-over-by-bus/

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Friday Morning House Delegation Meeting to be streamed 1/11 9:30am

The Montgomery County House Delegation will meet Friday, January 11, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.  The agenda has been posted to the calendar page of the website:  January 11th House Delegation Agenda
 
Also, please be advised that Friday morning House Delegation meetings during the Legislative Session will now be live streamed via this House Delegation Facebook page (link can also be found on the website homepage).  PLEASE NOTE that this Facebook page’s only purpose is to live stream these Friday morning House Delegation meetings.  There will be no other postings/communication through this Facebook page, and all other information will continue to be found on the Delegation website.
  
On the agenda:
 
Voting Session: Committee Change
Universities at Shady Grove: Stewart Edelstein, Executive Director, and Michael Knapp, Chair of the Board of Advisors
Maryland Department of Transportation, Regional Traffic Relief Plan: Greg Slater, State Highway Administration and Jaclyn Hartman, Chief Financial Officer

...Bill also would give the Baltimore City Council the power to establish open primaries for the offices of mayor, City Council president, City Council and comptroller.

...Henry called an open primary “fairer and more democratic.”
“A big chunk of the constituency are not members of the Democratic Party,” he said. “They’ve chosen to eschew partisan affiliation. They have to live here and, numbers being what they are, they don’t have a lot of choice” once the general election comes around.
According to Scott’s research for the 2016 resolution, just six of the 24 U.S. cities with the largest populations had closed primaries...

Board of Ed now Using Sand as Infill on Plastic Fields. FYI: "Crystalline silica is widely used in industry and has long been recognized as a major occupational hazard, causing disability and deaths among workers in several industries."

EPA’s view on crystalline silica. The EPA’s longstanding view of crystalline silica is contained in a document entitled, Health Effects of Inhaled Crystalline and Amorphous Silica, EPA/600/R-95/115, 1996. It is available at here or at the EPA’s website at http://oaspub.epa.gov/eims/eimsapi.dispdetail?deid=12999. The study’s abstract states, “Recently, public concern regarding nonoccupational or ambient silica exposure, mainly to crystalline silica, has emerged making it important to evaluate background and ambient concentrations. Ambient emissions of silica rarely are estimated or measured in air pollution studies of particulate matter. Crystalline silica is widely used in industry and has long been recognized as a major occupational hazard, causing disability and deaths among workers in several industries. This is a health risk assessment covering the causes and studies of crystalline silica exposure.” For further information on this subject, contact the EPA ( www.epa.gov ) at  ncea.webmaster@epamail.epa.gov .

http://www.synturf.org/silica.html

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

MCPS Administrators Credit Card Bill Climbs to $9.8 Million. Bill is Paid without Verification of Charges.

Below is the MCPS list of spending on vendors for FY 2018. This listing only shows vendors who received over $25,000 during the fiscal year.

We have put notes in red next to some of the vendors.  "No bid" means the vendor was selected without a public bidding process.  Other notes show that the contracts were extensions of previous years' contracts, with some extenstions going on for years.  Additional notes show no bid contracts that began under the term of specific superitendents.  

With regard to the MCPS credit card bills, we know from past information that the monthly credit card bills are paid by MCPS central office without verification of the charges.  It is only later, often years later, when audits are done that discrepancies are noted in these charge card bills.  The MCPS credit care bill annual total continues to climb.  The credit cards are not used to pay teacher salaries or to build classrooms.  

As an example of mysterious uses of the MCPS credit cards, here is a Board of Education credit card bill for almost $10,000 for a hotel in Baltimore for one week in July of 2017.  Why did the Board of Education spend this much money for one hotel over just a few days?  What did this spending have to do with educating students in classrooms? 

FY 2018 MCPS spending on vendors where total spent was over $25,000.


AASA  American Association of School Administrators - club for superintendent $25,000
ABC CLIO Inc extension of previous contract $26,272
ABDO Publishing Company $69,391
Accredited Lock and Door Hardware Co $45,550
AccuLine Enterprises Inc $49,080
Acer Service Corporation no bid parts contract $295,750
Acme Paper & Supply Co Inc $811,144
ACT Inc $92,707
AdvancePierre Foods Inc $765,443
Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland Inc $264,750
AFP Industries Inc $350,670
Aireco Supply Inc $33,935
Alan Tye & Associates LC $99,097
Alarm Tech Solutions LLC $26,391
Alban Engineering Inc $77,500
All Day Medical Care Clinic $85,572
Amber Enterprises Inc $380,621
American Air Filter Company Inc $340,821
American Combustion Industries Inc $1,823,697
American Reprographics Inc $39,767
American Scientific LLC $55,229
American Tennis Courts Inc $1,735,641
American Truck & Bus Inc $16,773,614
AmeriGas Propane LP $90,706
Amplify Education Inc No bid contract from Superintendent Weast term $551,302
AON Consulting Inc $373,241
Apex Companies LLC $548,013
Apex Learning Inc $98,550
Apple & Eve LLC $30,870
Apple Inc $1,040,395
Architecture Inc $1,931,227
Ark Systems Inc $47,742
Articulate Global Inc $25,232
Asbestos Specialists Inc $237,185
Ascom Hasler Mailing Systems $270,000
Associated Catholic Charities Inc $180,593
Associated Controls Inc $59,861
Associated Professional Rehabilitation Services Inc $71,014
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation Inc $35,645
AT&T Mobility II LLC $354,446
ATC Healthcare Services Inc $86,180
Atlantech Online Inc $683,131
Attainment Company $48,704
Audio Visual Innovations Inc $38,181
Automatic Nursing Care Services, Inc $53,534
Automotive Support Services Inc $178,241
Aztech Datasystems Inc $177,287
B & H Foto & Electronics Corp $260,119
B W Wilson Paper Company Inc $141,582
Baker & Taylor Inc $58,670
Banc of America Public Capital Corp [Lease payments] $32,280,952
Baptist Convention of MD/DE $164,074
Barnes & Noble Booksellers Inc $121,915
Bell TechLogix Inc $2,029,001
Benchmark Education Company LLC $115,854
Benedictine School $2,293,270
Benefit Strategies LLC $5,579,857
Berry Dunn McNeil & Parker LLC $89,860
Betances, Paul A $44,275
BGE $492,690
Blackboard Inc $501,554
Blick Art Materials LLC $58,828
Board of Child Care of the United Methodist Church Inc $184,720
Board of Education of Baltimore County $120,659
Bob McCloskey Agency LLC $54,974
Bobs Overhead Door Repair & Service Inc $29,462
Boiler & Furnace Cleaners Inc $239,235
Boland Trane Services Inc $66,725
Bowman Sales & Equipment Inc $74,320
Briggs Chaney Walk in Clinic LLC $37,380
BrightView Holdings Inc $285,288
Brinjac Engineering Inc- A Nelson Company $500,736
Brook Lane Health Services Inc $1,638,487
Buckhorn Inc $26,957
Building Automation Services Inc $292,237
Building Dynamics LLC $205,583
Bunn LLC $67,628
Burdette, Koehler, Murphy & Associates Inc $109,750
Burmax Company Inc $27,819
Bus Patrol America LLC No bid bus camera company (no Board of Ed vote on this contract) $1,553,350
Business Software Inc $29,547
Busy Service Inc $33,246
C. Archer and Associates $134,045
C. N. Robinson Lighting Supply Co Inc $116,269
C.A.S Industries Inc $41,222
CA Inc $75,820
Cadan Technologies $85,579
Calfed Financial Corp $232,433
Calico Industrial Supply LLC $108,097
Canon Financial Services Inc $179,317
Canon Solutions America Inc $155,345
Cantwell - Cleary Co., Inc $55,890
Capitol Document Solutions LLC $924,567
Cargill Kitchen Solutions Inc $218,304
Caring Nurses Services Inc $61,950
Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP Board of Education outside law firm  $754,306
Carolina Biological Supply Co $175,770
Carolina Imaging & Computer Products Inc $675,492
CDW Government LLC $18,109,533
Cengage Learning Inc $423,582
Centennial Contractors Enterprises Inc $227,100
Center for Applied Linguistics $63,160
Center for Autism and Related Disorders LLC $56,090
Centers For Advanced Orthopaedics LLC $60,000
Chelsea School $44,392
Chesapeake Communications Inc $39,977
Child's World $26,356
Circle Electric Inc $37,282
Citiroof Corp $942,446
City Of Rockville $373,578
Clampett Industries LLC $601,376
Clark Associates Inc $376,320
Clark Azar & Associates $319,157
Clayworks Supply Inc $39,032
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP $162,000
Clinton Learning Solutions LLC  No bid contract from Superintendent Weast term $85,683
Cole Roofing Co Inc $623,128
College Entrance Examination Board $482,908
Colossal Contractors, Inc $622,993
Comcast $666,824
Commissioners Of Poolesville $29,876
Committee For Children $26,997
Community Products LLC $196,335
Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children $994,035
Community Support Services $3,298,801
ConAgra Brands Inc $325,707
Conserv Flag Company $27,910
Consolidated Commercial Services, LLC $85,626
Control Sources LLC $941,904
Copiers Plus Inc $29,000
Cotton Exchange Subtenant LLC $32,768
Coughlan Companies Inc $343,782
Cox Subscriptions Inc $91,766
Crisis Prevention Institute Inc $35,745
Criswell Chevrolet Inc $163,192
Culinary Ventures Maryland $294,199
Cummins Power Systems LLC $61,042
Curriculum Associates LLC -extension  no bid $231,789
Curvature, Inc $183,389
Daboter Inc $84,616
Daikin Applied Americas Inc $1,277,445
Dairy Maid Dairy LLC $3,616,621
Daly Computers Inc $25,272
Data Networks of America Inc $4,334,637
Data Recognition Corporation $186,312
Dawkins Management Inc $183,518
Dealmed Medical Supplies LLC $25,142
Decker Inc $30,916
Dell Marketing LP $413,652
Delmar Architects PA $827,045
Delta-T Group Maryland Inc $77,527
Demco Inc $52,730
Dempsey Uniform and Linen Supply Inc $42,263
Denver-Elek Inc $292,887
DGS Educational Products $29,724
Discovery Education Inc   $289,262
Diversified Educational Systems Inc $78,579
DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP $88,406
Dori Foods Inc $752,982
Dorsey, Latisa T $31,084
Douron Inc No bid/extension $3,971,604
Dreambox Learning $65,080
DS Services of America Inc $109,915
DuBois Construction Inc $2,199,608
Dustin Construction Inc $35,301,579
E.A.R.N Contractors Inc $105,944
EAI Security Systems Inc $108,067
East Coast Welding and Construction Co Inc $178,436
East West Telecommunications Inc $477,209
EDG2, Inc $83,760
Education Strategy Group LLC $45,000
Edvotek Inc $44,297
EIS Office Solutions $329,484
Elcon Enterprises Inc $660,684
Electric Entertainment, LLC $26,600
Elixir Technologies Corporation $35,918
EMH Environmental Inc [Lease of classroom trailers] $763,719
EMJAY Engineering and Construction Company Inc $693,718
Empire Landscape LLC $374,829
En Net Services LLC $115,390
Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. $67,378
EnerNOC Inc $198,700
Engineered Services Inc $55,013
Enslow Publishing LLC $25,591
Envy Brands $187,302
Episcopal Center For Children $281,301
Episerver, Inc $352,255
Equal Opportunity Schools $273,661
Eric Armin Inc $32,408
eSchool Solutions LLC $115,813
EveryMind Inc $41,875
Exelon Corporation $3,180,242
Facts On File, Inc $36,418
Falcon Security $27,000
Ferguson Enterprises Inc $126,814
Finley Asphalt & Sealing Inc $2,034,069
Fisher Scientific Company $281,381
Fitchco Inc $343,943
Fitz Flooring LLC $98,420
Flaghouse Inc $25,203
Flinn Scientific Inc $31,687
Flowers Foods Inc $61,586
FMR LLC $377,037
Follett School Solutions Inc $1,716,794
Food Pro Corp $151,409
Force Multiplier Solutions Inc $381,156
Form Plastics Company $366,550
FPC Holdings, Inc $155,129
Frankel Associates Inc $33,920
Frontline Technologies Group LLC $77,486
Funds For Learning LLC  no bid - contract extended for over 10 years $72,500
FWD Media Inc $187,535
Gabriel Roeder Smith & Company $103,000
Gaithersburg Farmers Supply Inc $89,737
Gale/Cengage Learning $281,989
Gambrills Equipment Co Inc $79,581
Game Day Inc $161,543
Gareth Stevens Publishing $30,701
Gartner Inc $152,900
Gemberling, Katheryn W  No bid consultant brought in by Superintendent Smith $37,500
General Mills Finance Inc $450,885
Giorgio Foods Inc $445,417
Glennco Inc $205,600
Global Engineering Solutions $107,677
Goel Services Inc $148,859
Grafton School Inc $162,131
Graybar Electric Company Inc $27,602
Greater Washington Community Foundation $125,000
Greenman-Pedersen Inc $60,500
Greenwood Publishing Group Inc $212,666
Gregory Packaging Inc $28,481
Grimm & Parker Architecture Inc $887,524
Grove Rockville 31 LLC $287,039
Guest Services Inc $1,263,821
Guitar Center Stores Inc $198,210
GWWO Inc $128,708
H & S Bakery Inc $642,456
H Schrier & Company Inc $137,577
Hadley Farms Inc $570,505
Harbour School $252,607
HCGI Hartford Inc $864,429
Heartland Payment Systems Inc $115,435
Henley Construction Co Inc $19,241,926
Hercules Fence Of Maryland LLC $250,981
Herman Born & Sons Inc $110,430
Hershey Creamery Company $204,838
Hess Construction and Engineering Services Inc $51,566,549
Hillyard Inc $291,735
HMH Supplemental Publishers Inc $175,731
Hogan Lovells US LLP $182,764
Home Depot USA Inc $33,647
Home Health Connection Inc $128,590
Hood College $408,461
Hord Coplan Macht Inc $1,206,748
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company $427,017
Hyman, Andrew J $50,659
IBM Corporation $56,711
Idahoan Foods LLC $29,596
Identity Inc $167,006
Imagine Learning, Inc $32,478
Infinity Nursing Services Inc $183,335
Infor (US) Inc $598,907
Instructure Inc $1,544,040
Intac Inc $108,799
Integration Technologies Group Inc $29,442
Intellias Inc $49,382
International Baccalaureate $372,641
Interstate Corporation [appears to be for roof repairs] $4,219,207
Interstate Office Supply $83,092
Irwin Seating Company $345,729
Ivymount School $4,919,961
J&J Snack Food Sales Corp $125,381
J.G. Parks & Son $560,931
J.S.B Industries Inc $187,464
James Posey Associates Inc $543,486
Jasper Engine Exchange Inc $39,978
Jeffrey A Krew LLC $93,257
Jenkins Services LLC $159,300
Jennie-O Turkey Store LLC $158,621
JK Architects & Associates $970,202
Johns Hopkins University $460,839
Johnson & Towers Inc $356,997
Johnson Truck Center LLC $465,936
Jostens Inc $37,850
JPMorgan Chase Bank. N.A. Credit cards for administrators $9,817,320
JR Simplot Company $25,658
JR's Auto & Body Center, Inc $26,869
JTM Provisions Company, Inc $117,538
Judd Fire Protection, LLC $62,295
K Neal International Trucks Inc $994,697
K&M Supply Inc $63,516
Karetas Foods Inc $37,170
KCI Technologies Inc $527,559
Keller Brothers Inc $8,324,042
Keller Construction Management LLC $5,895,529
Kellogg Sales Co $488,361
Kendall Hunt Publishing Co $35,228
Kennedy Krieger Education and Community Services Inc $4,020,398
King Buick GMC LLC $34,914
Kingmor Supply Inc $320,104
L&R Enterprises, Inc $335,996
Lab School Of Washington $434,717
Lakeshore Equipment Company $456,959
Land O'Lakes Inc $166,615
Language Line Services, Inc $117,673
Lashof Violins, LLC $38,090
Learning A-Z LLC $37,311
Learning Tree International $26,969
Lee, Ivin  No bid contract from Superintendent Weast term or earlier $39,916
LEGO Brand Retail, Inc $125,621
Leidos, Inc $79,710
Leonard Paper Co $81,434
Let's Do Lunch Inc $254,568
Let's Go Learn Inc $46,463
Liberty's Promise $42,841
Lighting Maintenance Inc $40,744
Linwood Childrens Center Inc $167,481
LS Grim Inc $78,300
Lutz Engineering Inc $50,800
M B Limited Partnership $153,945
M R Enterprises Inc $108,457
M&M Welding & Fabricators $4,093,781
Mackin Book Co $134,382
MacMillan Holdings LLC $193,305
Maggin Construction Co Inc $2,461,019
Magnolia Plumbing Inc $456,340
Mallick Plumbing & Heating Inc $4,545,047
Mansfield Oil Co $8,035,437
Manson Western Corporation $78,921
Maryland Association of Boards of Education Club for Board of Education members $78,882
Maryland Department Education $25,165
Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission $40,873
Maryland Unemployment Ins Adm $181,072
Marzetti Frozen Pasta Inc $29,831
Maxim Healthcare Services Inc $283,649
Maxxess Systems Inc $64,462
McCain Foods USA Inc $606,557
McDaniel College Inc $499,707
McDonough Bolyard Peck Inc $40,052
McGrath RentCorp [Lease of classroom trailers] $2,616,700
McGraw-Hill Education Inc $283,408
Mead Tree & Turf Care Inc $155,894
Meridian Construction Co Inc $6,318,176
Meridian Surveys Inc $84,300
Metro Metal Services Inc $1,364,533
MG Auto Glass Inc $40,376
MGT of America, LLC $359,593
MHC Software Inc $32,073
Michigan Dessert Corporation $78,474
Microbac Laboratories, Inc $111,047
Microsoft Corporation $125,795
Middleton & Meads Co Inc $197,184
Midwest Shop Supplies Inc $110,501
Mitel Business Systems Inc $513,187
MMK Contractors Inc $37,631
MOCO KidsCo Inc [Kid Museum - former Superintendent Starr's spouse is Dir. of Communications] $65,437
Modern Door & Equipment Sales Inc $94,347
Modular Genius Inc [Lease of classroom trailers] $4,673,177
Modular Space Corporation [Lease of classroom trailers] $363,988
Mohawk Resources Ltd $52,024
Monoprice Inc $33,891
Montgomery College $176,346
Montgomery Title Company LLC $56,285
Moore Medical LLC $30,376
Morneau Shepell SBC Limited $365,297
Moseley Architects of Maryland Inc $1,029,603
Moseley Architects PC $193,488
MPS Healthcare Inc $185,031
Multi-Health Systems Inc $52,641
Multicorp Fire Protection Services LLC $34,496
Myco Incorporated $37,184
Mythics, Inc $1,050,076
Nardone Brothers Baking Company Inc $583,194
Nasco $130,857
National Food Group Inc $107,867
National Rehabilitation Hospital Inc $323,838
National Speech & Language Therapy Center Inc $258,956
Naviance Inc $384,233
NCS Pearson Incorporated $211,485
Netcom Technologies Inc $1,539,715
Neylon, Shawn $37,299
Nicholas P. Pipino Associates Inc $37,583
Nobis Engineering Inc $31,085
Normoyle, Richard M $28,220
Northern Virginia Supply Inc $231,507
Northwest Evaluation Association no bid consultant $762,909
Norton Land Design LLC $32,840
Notre Dame of Maryland University Inc $34,760
NSDAR Treasurer General $63,000
Oak Contracting LLC $37,994,049
Occupational Health Centers of the Southwest, P.A. $34,541
Octagon Services Inc $69,150
Office Depot Inc $1,002,006
Okapi Educational Publishing Inc $65,446
Oracle America Inc $256,237
Orca Manufacturing Inc $120,150
Oriental Trading Co Inc $28,127
Orndorff & Spaid Inc $930,877
Out of The Shell, LLC $41,621
OverDrive Inc $64,531
Oxford University Press $38,985
PAPCO Inc $34,061
Paramount Mechanical Corp $7,675,075
Parts Authority Southern LLC $36,777
Pathways Schools $829,992
Pearson Education Inc No bid contract started under Superintendent Weast's term $440,019
Penske Truck Leasing Co LP $36,589
PeopleAdmin Inc $159,022
Pepco $13,251,312
Perfection Learning Corporation $296,412
Perform America LLC $83,973
Performance Controls LLC $144,099
Performance Matters LLC  No bid contract brought in by Superintendent Smith $1,528,932
Peripole Inc $30,790
Peterson Farm Fresh Inc $348,828
Phillips Programs $791,661
Phonak Inc $120,949
Pioneer Valley Educational Press $33,846
PlayCore Wisconsin Inc $25,364
Playground Specialists Inc $1,028,979
Potomac Disposal Inc $478,005
Potomac Edison $1,074,942
Prevost Construction Co $1,451,588
Procom Communications LLC $150,433
Procom Corporation $422,549
Professional Service Industries, Inc $161,854
Professional Sportscare & Rehab LLC $60,700
Proffitt & Associates Architects, PC $32,530
Project Lead The Way Inc $161,943
ProQuest LLC $196,501
Pyramid Paper Company $1,057,497
R & S Auto & Truck Spring Works Inc $36,650
R D Bean Inc $3,673,715
Radon Control Professionals Inc $31,900
RAM Enterprises Inc $116,653
Rasix Computer Center Inc $896,377
RCC1545 LLC [Unknown] $3,699,728
RDA Corporation $1,055,530
Read Naturally Inc $42,195
Reading Reading Books LLC $43,956
Really Good Stuff, LLC $104,480
Really Great Reading LLC $31,738
Recovery Point Systems Inc $320,580
Reddy Enterprises Inc $34,557
Regency Cab Inc $110,714
Reginald S Lourie Center for Infants & Young Children Inc $1,218,240
Regional Institute for Children & Adolescents $104,208
Rehabilitation Equipment Professionals Inc $70,047
Rescue One Training for Life Inc $91,937
Research For Better Teaching $38,233
Retro Environmental Inc $110,868
Reynolds Consulting Engineers Inc $47,155
Rich Product Corp $485,405
Ricoh USA Inc $80,627
Ridge School $1,931,807
Riverside Paper Supply $302,488
RK Payroll Solutions Inc $90,831
Rochester 100 Inc $35,078
Rodriguez, Kathleen M $64,145
Rolyn Companies Inc $783,725
Rosen Publishing Group $100,733
Roy Kirby & Sons, Inc and Lovett Silverman Construction Consultants Inc $76,469
Royalle Dining Services Inc $438,084
RRMM Architects PC $118,102
S Freedman & Sons Inc $1,364,550
S&E Paper Inc $165,648
Saint Coletta of Greater Washington Inc $283,482
Samaha Associates PC $1,715,323
Santillana USA Publishing Co $30,696
Scantron Corporation $80,490
Scenario Learning LLC $59,625
Schneider Electric IT USA Inc extension $66,406
Scholastic Inc $245,714
Scholastic Library Publishing $79,486
School & Office Services Inc $32,317
School Datebooks Inc $57,348
School Health Corporation $52,824
School Specialty Inc $611,192
Schwans Food Company $29,439
Screening for Mental Health Inc $40,425
Sempco Inc $94,998
Service Machine Shop Inc $43,407
Service Photo Supply Inc $26,678
Service Tire Truck Center Inc $451,898
Servpro Of Rockville-Olney Inc $244,459
Severin Intermediate Holdings LLC $898,116
Shapiro & Duncan Inc $2,355,108
Sheffield Pottery Inc $64,805
Sheppard Pratt Health System Inc $6,452,048
Shorehaven Inc $835,331
Silver Spring Fire Protection, Inc $25,193
Simpson of Maryland Inc $39,207
Singh Operational Services Inc $89,100
SmartSchool Systems $54,210
Smith & Haines Inc $991,937
Smolen Emr Ilkovitch Architects, Inc $626,184
SMS Ambassadors Corp $96,560
Snap-On Industrial $45,884
Socrata Inc $69,564
Southern Insulation Inc $302,899
Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland Inc $27,800
Specialized Education of MD, Inc $1,062,959
Speech Rehab Services LLC $38,265
St Elizabeth School $812,920
Stanbury Uniforms Inc $127,069
Standard Stationery Supply Co $321,557
Starpower Communications LLC $64,800
State of Maryland $843,903
Steel Products Inc $518,595
Stertil-Koni USA Inc $164,392
Steve's Frozen Chillers Inc $269,352
Storm Water Management Facilities Repair Group Inc $332,574
Strathmore Hall Foundation Inc Promotion of Strathmore Hall  $103,350
Summit Lake Camp $109,175
Sun Edison LLC $141,920
Sun Edison LLC. $122,836
Sunny Acres Landscaping Inc $150,000
Superior Supply Ltd $528,778
Supreme Medical Fulfillment Systems Inc $43,504
Sweeney Brothers Inc $237,717
T L Garden & Associates Inc $383,289
Takoma Tree Experts Inc $43,617
Tan Fire Alarms, LLC $1,052,936
Tasty Brands LLC $49,300
Taylor Security & Lock Company Inc $35,928
Technology Resource Associates Inc $138,976
Tex-Am Construction Co Inc $774,332
Texthelp Systems Inc $40,000
The Arrow Project $92,358
The BELL Foundation Inc  No bid afterschool program $385,000
The Best Battery Company Inc $157,009
The Children's Guild Inc $156,774
The Devereux Foundation $322,442
The Echelon Academy $33,587
The Foundation Schools $4,616,808
The George B Thomas Sr Learning Academy Inc Funding of private tutoring center. Number shown does not include salary for private school's principal and free use of public school buildings. $176,997
The Great Books Foundation $167,464
The Hanover Research Council LLC $66,000
The Hearing and Speech Agency of Metropolitan Baltimore, Inc $69,868
The Hillshire Brands Company $90,834
The K Group Architects $263,017
The Kingsbury Center Inc $97,291
The Learning Center for the Deaf Inc $428,734
The Maryland School for the Blind $201,665
The Matthews Group Inc $531,981
The Musical Source LLC $40,444
The Prophet Corporation $61,826
The Rockmont Motor Company Inc $58,002
The Selma M Levine School of Music $52,850
The Tree House Inc $66,002
Theater Services Inc $34,200
Thompson, John $699,727
Tilley Chemical Co Inc $584,611
TJ Distributors Inc $25,262
Todays Office Solutions Inc $65,346
Total Kitchen Care LLC $48,376
Towson State University $77,362
Trans Time Express $40,575
Transcendia, Inc $75,115
Treatment & Learning Centers Inc $3,501,353
Tricon Chemical Corporation $34,597
Tseng, Paul $124,649
Tumbleweed Press Inc $34,930
Turf Equipment & Supply Company, Inc $94,152
Turnitin LLC $95,940
Tyson Foods Inc $845,110
Uline, Inc $47,453
Unisource Services LLC $655,399
Unitec Distribution Systems Inc $290,093
United Rentals North America Inc $54,183
United States Postal Service $305,000
University of Maryland $307,946
University Of Maryland Foundation $53,340
University Of Michigan $250,000
US Modular Group East Inc [Lease of classroom trailers] $677,139
USC Canterbury Corp $36,417
Vanguard Modular Building Systems LLC [Lease of classroom trailers] $40,411
Varsity Brands Holding Co Inc $490,753
Venable LLP $172,306
Veritiv Operating Company $186,671
Verizon Maryland Inc $1,488,546
Verizon Wireless $383,536
Vernier Software & Technology LLC $64,505
Vista Higher Learning Inc $71,987
VSC Fire and Security Inc $1,019,940
W L Gary Company Inc $3,666,890
W W Grainger Inc $201,426
W. B. Hunt Co., Inc $27,401
Walker Willis Corp no bid/extensions/no one else bids on RFP $3,595,614
Walton Madden Cooper Robinson Poness Inc $353,279
Washington County Board of Education $32,490
Washington Gas Light Company $2,762,378
Washington Music Sales Center Inc $161,210
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission $5,039,711
Wave Fabrications Inc $34,286
Wazzle llc $106,700
WB Mason Company Inc $1,791,684
Weiss Bros of Hagerstown Inc $161,656
Wenger Corporation $99,953
Werres Corp $72,297
West Music Company Inc $27,943
Weyer's Floor Service Inc $613,507
WGL Energy Services Inc $14,233,894
White Glove Drug & Alcohol Testing Inc $28,070
Wilczynski, Suzanne S $30,000
Williams Scotsman Inc [Lease of classroom trailers] $181,397
Wisconsin Center for Education Products and Services Inc $30,036
WJ Strickler Signs Inc $25,630
WLR Automotive Group Inc $33,378
Woodbourne Center Inc $33,402
Woods Services Inc $33,287
WorkSource Montgomery Inc $75,000
Xerox Corporation $327,215
Yoti N N & Associates Inc $198,415
Zeager Brothers Inc $183,644