It was announced last night (by HoCoBOE member Jen Mallo) that the Howard County Board of Education members would no longer post redistricting proposals on social media. See the announcement here:

You can watch the full video of the meeting on November 5th here:

On one hand I get it…it has been confusing for some watching the various proposal out there on social media. On the other hand…we have knowledge that those proposal exist without having to check BoardDocs daily.


Personally I like having that information shared on social media…but I know not everyone agrees with me on every topic.

What do you think of the idea of the HoCoBOE members no longer sharing this information via social media?

Scott E


  1. I definitely feel it was inappropriate for board members to share their plans on social media. It excluded many from the conversation, and all plans should be shared via official channels.

    • It would have been nice if they had shared these plans prior to the last public hearing. I call shenanigans on this whole “process”. Waiting till after the public was no longer permitted to be involved in hearings and give testimony. Waiting to blind side the citizens of this county with completely new plans that have no founded research or data to support or be published. This is unacceptable. It has been since the beginning. To think, there are thousands of kids whose families have no idea that they are now on these new plans that are being created by people who have no background in performing such a task. And we voted for these people, entrusted the protection of our children’s education to them and they have broken that trust. Can’t wait to see very board member replaced in 2020. Enjoy it while it lasts. Even better, take a step down if you can’t do what is right for the community and listen to the pleas of thousands begging you all to stop this craziness.

  2. It sounds like Boomers don’t want the rising generations to have easy access to important community information.

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