On November 6th Marylandreporter.com published an opinion article by Delegate Trent Kittleman (District 9A). The article is titled “Opinion: In Howard Co., moving students for ‘socioeconomic integration’ makes no sense“. Based on the title you can guess what her thoughts on the redistricting proposals are at this point. I recommend you give it a read.
Now Delegate Kittleman is not the first Howard County Delegation elected official to weigh in on this process.
- We have had two members of the Delegation provide testimony to the board as part of the public sessions (More and more)
- We have had all three State Senators from Howard County provide a public statement
- We have all 4 members of District 12 provide a public statement
- We have been told there are at least four bills headed to Annapolis (from members of District 12) related the the school system that you can tie directly to this redistricting process (This and this)
I find it interesting that local elected officials (not on the Howard County Board of Education) are so involved this year in the redistricting process. I am not saying they should not provide statements, opinions or legislation when they find it appropriate…just wondering what effect it will end up having on this process this year.
In my opinion this is becoming very political (see all of the stuff above as to why I have that opinion) and I am not sure that is in the best interest of this process.
What do you think?