The group Families for Education Improvement (HoCo-FEI) announced that they have assisted in filing six appeals to the Maryland State Board of Education relating to the Howard County Public School System redistricting process. Here is a Facebook post from December 24th with information:
Link to all SIX appeals to the State BOE: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review…
Thanks to the FEI legal team! Led by Lorraine Lawrence-Whittaker, Mary Poteat and assisted by Indira Sharma, Susan Pittinger Levine, Michelle McGeough, and others (including Marybeth Steil). WE NEED MORE FUNDS TO CONTINUE. Please give generously to the FEI Legal Fund. Thank you!
The document listed above has all of the submitted paperwork and is 190 pages…so not a short read.
At this point I know of seven appeals submitted to the Maryland SBOE relating to HCPSS redistricting…the first being “Appeal filed with Maryland State Board of Education to void the HCPSS redistricting plan“.
There is also a petition before the Howard County Circuit Court “Petition filed for immediate Injunction and Other Relief for OMA violation in Howard County Redistricting” relating to polygons 132, 1132, and 2132.
I will do my best to continue to track the activities and decisions when they are announced. The next scheduled Maryland State Board of Education meeting is January 28, 2020.