It is disrespectful to the children of Montgomery County to propose to build for them a middle school that would, on the day it opens, be inadequate - built on a site that is much too small, with insufficient road access, in a neighborhood essentially without sidewalks.
It is disrespectful to the senior residents of the Kensington Park retirement community to proclaim to them, out of the blue, that their park setting is to be replaced with a crowded four-story middle-school complex with acres of parking lots, massive retaining walls, and heavy bus, car, and truck traffic.
It is disrespectful to the residents of Rock Creek Hills to pretend that we were consulted about the loss of our neighborhood park, which really brings our community together, when we know that we were not.
It is disrespectful to the County Executive to flagrantly disregard his April 28th letter "..urg[ing] the Board of Education to undertake an aggressive community and public input process to ensure that resident concerns are discussed and addressed before action is taken."
It is disrespectful to the taxpayers to ask us to pay even for plans to build on this inadequate site.
And it would be disrespectful to the taxpayers to ask us to pay to defend the Board's arbitrary and unreasonable decision against our appeal to the State.
The Montgomery County Board of Education should do the right thing, spare Rock Creek Hills Park, and re-open the B-CC cluster middle-school site selection process as soon as possible, before our May 27th deadline for appeal to the State.
Write to County Executive Isiah Leggett, and ask him to spare Rock Creek Hills Park, by instructing the Board of Ed to re-open the B-CC cluster middle-school site selection process.