Saturday, July 9, 2011

Quick question:

"MCPS demonstrates commitment to continuous improvement by reviewing, evaluating, and improving our work..."

– A "Core Value" from "Our Call to Action: Pursuit of Excellence. The Strategic Plan for the Montgomery County Public Schools."

Quick question: When you find out that you've done something that is apparently illegal*, does that suggest that you should quicken the pace of your efforts to review, evaluate, and improve your work?

Quick followup: Would you also slow the pace of your efforts to follow through on the decision that appears to have been illegal?

*The Montgomery County Board of Education did not consult with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission before their arbitrary and unreasonable April 28th proclamation that they would take the site of Rock Creek Hills Park to build a middle school, in apparent violation of §4-116 of the Maryland Education Act, which states:
(a) (1) If there is a commission or agency with legal responsibility for county planning for land use, the county board [of Education] shall:
(i) Consult with the commission or agency; and
(ii) Ask its advice in choosing land for a school site.

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