Building Butterfly Ridge Elementary School should be atop a too-long list of overdue school projects

EXCERPT: "Instead, however, the much-needed renovation or replacement of Frederick High School, had to wait, for decades! As so often has happened when planning for growth, the process doesn’t adequately … [Read more...]

BOE president on Hillcrest/Urbana choice: “I will not pit one community against the other!”

EXCERPT: "It is a public hearing and any vote will be taken at our next meeting. I want to make it clear that tomorrow I look forward to hearing from residents about the proposed plan, but if you are … [Read more...]

Citizen to Council member Chmelik: Advocate for critical new school in your district

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Wednesday, the Frederick County Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing on the 2015 Superintendent's Recommended Educational Facilities Master Plan. This is an annual update of a ten year plan -- … [Read more...]

A very tired “mommy crusader” writes to the Board of Education

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Wednesday, the Frederick County Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing on the 2015 Superintendent's Recommended Educational Facilities Master Plan. This is an annual update of a ten year plan -- … [Read more...]

Vote the WHOLE BALLOT for Frederick’s Future

This election marks an historic time in Frederick County. Candidates on both side of the partisan divide agree that creating an attractive business and social environment is critical to the county’s future. But little … [Read more...]

Once upon a time, when education was adequately funded

Editors Note: The following is a slightly edited for print transcript of the public testimony delivered by MC to the Frederick County Board of County Commissioners at the May 7, 2014 Public Hearing on the FY2015 … [Read more...]

Commissioners message: Investing in education not part of being “business friendly”

Our county commissioners claim to be all about job creation and bragging that Frederick County is “open for business”. They boastfully present themselves as improving the economic standing of our county as “business … [Read more...]

Thinking about Our Next County Government and Schools

Elections are often as much about the past as the future. While history inevitably informs the present it’s easy to get bogged down in arguments over what should have been done by those in office. The election for … [Read more...]