I was invited to Clemens Crossing Elementary School by a parent to see the protest of the current Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) redistricting plans by the Howard County Board of Education (HoCoBOE) that may affect that school. Now nothing is set in stone until the vote on the 21st…but these parents and students are concerned about how their school may be affected by the plans being discussed….here are some photos of what happened yesterday:
There is nothing easy about the redistricting process…not for those “elected” to make the decisions and not for those in our community that will have to live with those decisions.
Obviously those in this community “those with kids today at CCES” are not thrilled with what is happening with the some of the various HoCoBOE decisions when it comes to their school and they are concerned enough to have a get together to show how they feel.
It is sad that some in our community will take this event and these photos out of context and call it something it is not…these are just parents wanting their kids to stay in their local community school (that is what I saw yesterday)…but I am sure others in our community will call it something else (because I have seen it from them with other similar events).
I had some great conversations with people yesterday that are very concerned about this redistricting process. I seriously hope our board of education members are having similar conversations with people in our community.
The 2020 elections for HoCoBOE are right around the corner…one has to wonder how the decisions made in this process will affect that election cycle…I am betting it will be significant.
Stay tuned folks…I will follow this process and the decisions made until the end.