Commissioners Rush Decision on $3,000 School Impact Fee for New Homes, Critics Question Revenue Potential
The urgency with which the impact fee decision was made and the absence of a comprehensive long-term plan for funding schools have sparked growing concern among residents and stakeholders. Many critics argue that a thorough study is not to be avoided; instead, it is necessary to understand how revenue from the impact fee can be maximized and whether it will be sufficient to address the county’s revenue shortfall.|The fee structure, ranging from $3,000 for single-family homes to $3,500 for townhomes, $1,125 for multi-family dwellings, and $1,500 for mobile homes, is predicted to generate marginal revenue, particularly with projections of new residential development declining due to inflation and interest rates.
Maryland School Board Delays Decision on State Superintendent Choudhury’s Contract Amidst Growing Controversy
Choudhury’s current contract is set to expire on June 30, 2024, and the board had the option to offer him a new four-year contract during the Tuesday meeting. However, the decision was deferred, indicating that the concerns raised by employees and community members have left a significant impact on the board’s considerations.|Deputy Superintendent Sylvia Lawson’s Defense of Choudhury, Viewed by MSDE Employees As the Superintendent’s “Henchwoman”, Casts Doubt on Decision-Making Process
Carroll County Moms for Liberty Champion Parental Rights and Protecting Child Innocence on Kim Klacik Radio Show
“We were there with about 650 joyful warriors from across the country. We call ourselves Joyful Warriors because we fight like hell with a smile on our face. And it was phenomenal”, Hart explained to Klacik.|Garland shared with Klack their discovery of 50 books containing pornographic content, including explicit descriptions of rape and sex. The chapter used booklooks.org, an informative website that provides invaluable insights into the content of books found in schools.
“I’ll just point out that the only criteria that we used to consider one of these books is that the book contains pornographic content. So it’s either textual context or literal graphic descriptions. Pictures of really graphic sex or rape. So each and every single one of these 50 books contains rape or sex very graphically.”
Collaboration between Carroll County teachers and parents shows how public education in Maryland can return to common sense and academic excellence
Warning: Sexually explicit material is referenced in this article.
After decades of school officials looking for ways to entice parents to be more involved in their children’s education, Carroll County Public Schools and a group of concerned moms may have found the secret to working together to bring academic excellence and common sense back to public education.|Since May of this year, Jessica Garland, a local mom and Vice Chair for the Carroll County chapter of Moms for Liberty, led a small group of concerned moms in undertaking a daunting task to uncover several dozen books from school libraries containing vulgar and sexually explicit content. The age-inappropriate materials have been submitted for reconsideration, where a committee of parents, teachers, media specialists and students will determine the fate of the books.
One of the most extreme examples include “Let’s Talk About It”, which contains cartoon depictions of sexual acts.
Citizen Commentary: One Year After Carroll Passes School Flag Policy, Anne Arundel Looks To Do The Same
Overall, I’ve been extremely pleased with our county’s flag policy and keeping our public schools focused on academics. I would highly encourage the school board members of Anne Arundel County to follow our county’s lead.
Board of Education: Support Hold on Redistricting in Freedom Area – Focus instead on School Additions and Modernization
Redistricting in Freedom Area on Hold – Focus instead on school additions and modernization
As the school year comes to an end and Pride month begins, more Carroll County parents are voicing their opinions in the debate over social justice initiatives aimed at influencing children, like child gender ideology. | Friday, June 9th, marked the 1 year anniversary that CCPS Board Members passed a flag policy that limits classroom flag displays to the U.S., state and county flags. At the time, activists like Amanda Jozkowski, who ran for and lost her bid for the BOE in 2022, were opposed to the measure which prevented social justice, political and religious symbols from being displayed.
School officials have made it clear that the policy only pertains to the walls of the classroom and that the freedom of individual expression remains protected; allowing a teacher or student to wear attire that supports Pride and other social causes.
However, this hasn’t appeased all child gender ideology activists, with some CCPS staff aligned with the cause exploiting gaps in the flag policy to make a statement.
Mr. Whisler, Mrs. Herbert and Mrs. Sivigny praised the Commissioners for their work on the FY 2024 budget and partnership they have with CCPS
Whistleblower: “Ethics Violation” in MD Superintendent Choudhury’s Ties to Firm Granted Half-Million Dollars in Exclusive Contracts
A former Maryland State Department of Education executive has come forward accusing State Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury of impropriety regarding business dealings with a consulting firm awarded sole-source contracts totaling a half-million dollars.|“The State Board of Education should immediately open an internal investigation. Blueprint is the most important initiative for our public education system. The bar should be set high for any contractual services supporting the program. For Superintendent Choudhury to bypass proper vetting and grant a sole source, half-million dollar contract to a personal friend is at best unethical and reflects poor judgment. The gross misuse of taxpayer funds puts Maryland’s Blueprint at risk and shakes the public’s confidence in the Superintendent.”
What was State BOE President Crawford thinking when he hired scandal-ridden Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury?
History would be made when State BOE President Clarence Crawford hired Mohammed Choudhury as Maryland Superintendent, but not for the reasons you think.|Former colleagues who knew and had worked with Choudhury during his days as Associate Superintendent in the San Antonio public school system said they weren’t surprised by what was happening in the MSDE.
“Complaints were filed against him in San Antonio. He would railroad others, there were accusations of sexism. His behavior is nothing new, makes me question the search process in Maryland,” said a source.