Vicky Cutroneo (Howard County Board of Education member) stated the following on Facebook recently:
Communication coming tomorrow, Friday
High school sports: procedurally, this decision is not under the purview of the Board of Ed.
It is administrative and is ultimately Dr Martirano’s decision, made in consultation w local and state governing bodies. Expect an update in the next day or 2.
I know the wait for answers has been excruciating for so many students, parents, coaches…
especially the students.
Vicky is one of my favorites on the board…she keeps us up to date with information about the school system and I as a blogger / news and information person in this area I appreciate that information.
I really do not understand the BOE not in charge of sports for the school system…as a person that played sports in high school…this seems weird to me. I get the HCPSS Superintendent gets the final word…but who does he work for at the end of the day? And who do they (Board members) work for at the end of the day? The answer is us…the parents and tax payers. The board should have a say in this…shouldn’t they?
Seems weird….right? The Board should have a say in it all…and if not…what the heck? Just asking from a person that participated in high school sports WAY back in the day.
What do you think about sports for high school kids? I am not asking should they start during virtual learning…but should the board have a say in what happens this year? That this where I am looking at it from this evening.
Have thoughts….let me know in the comments.