Today the Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the Montgomery County Public Schools proposal to take the site of of Rock Creek Hills Park from the Parks Department in order to build a middle school.
Mr. John Robinson, President of the Rock Creek Hills Citizens' Association, said:
"The residents of Rock Creek Hills are very disappointed that the Board of Education selected Rock Creek Hills Local Park as the site for the proposed B-CC Middle School # 2 without further discussions with the Montgomery County Planning Board. Planning Board Chair Carrier made clear that the Planning Board was willing to discuss North Chevy Chase Local Park as another alternative. However the Board of Education declined to discuss the issue further even though the North Chevy Chase Local Park site is much larger and would likely involve less construction costs than the local park the Board of Education selected."