Fox 45 (Baltimore) aired “Controversy over Howard Co. school redistricting includes racist comments”. Here is that report that was on aired on October 15th:

The letters / emails noted in this report from Fox 45 as well as the others recently mentioned in the “Mother Jones” article are disturbing. They have no place in the redistricting discussion and no place in our community.

There have been hundreds of letters / emails sent in to the Howard County Board of Education relating to redistricting…here is a link if interested in reading all of the letters / emails sent in: “HCPSS Redistricting Written Testimony” (currently up to 24 PDFs with many letters in each document).

The Board of Education is now scheduled to have seven public work sessions to discuss the suggested boundary review. The public may attend a work session but may not participate. The BOE is expected to make a preliminary decision during their final work session on November 18.

  • Thursday, October 17, 7:00 p.m
  • Monday, October 28, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 5, 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 12, 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 14, 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, November 18, 6:30 p.m. Preliminary decision

Then we will get a decision on November 21st.

I recommend everyone stay informed…stay involved…and advocate for what you think is the best option (no matter what that may be in your opinion). Most importantly…advocate your position the right way. Be civil, be respectful and remember our kids are watching us all during this process.

Scott E