Update: Board of Education votes unamimously against Dr. Weast’s recommendation to close Monocacy! See news section for more.
Please write the BOE to express thanks and committment to creatively solutions for enrollment issues in the months ahead.
Take Note: Some in other school clusters have been told to regard this decision as a danger to their own schools programs etc. These fears are unfounded. We must all, countywide, work together during these tough economic times to ensure continued high quality education for all. Surely it is counterproductive to argue for closure of small, rural schools to promote funds for another cluster. Please work to foster understanding and communication across school lines to dispel myths about this BOE decision.
Committment to Monocacy Elementary and the Poolesville Cluster is galvanized and growing.
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These were some of the arguments put before the BOE:
Tell them that this proposed closure is a boundary change requiring full process. The fast track process is against the law. Ask them to explore other options such as expanding boundaries to resolve over crowding in Clarksburg. Poolesville Parents should weigh in with concerns that their elementary school will strain to meet the increased enrollment. Poolesville residents can support the full cluster, including the middle school, by working to assist Monocacy in this fight.
The Ag Reserve community has been promised, repeatedly, that because it is a preserved region and that it will not be held to the same enrollment rubric as downcounty. We should not be penalized because we are the future of preservation and food production for this region. Hold the council to that promise!
Many thanks for your help!!
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