Attention Ritchie Park! The Board of Education meets THIS AFTERNOON and will soon be making a decision on the boundaries of the new elementary school (RMES #5) and it will affect Ritchie Park. UPDATED RECOMMENDATIONS WERE RELEASED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT YESTERDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH.
Immediate action is needed by ALL RITCHIE PARK FAMILIES, even if you do not live in the potentially affected zones. These boundary change proposals affect our entire community and our cluster as a whole. Ritchie Park voices need to be heard by the Board of Education TODAY and throughout the next two weeks. The BoE will make its final decision on 11/27.
All these options may be viewed at http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/planning/rmes.aspx
How do you make your voice heard?
1. Write letters to the BOE and email them to BOE@mcpsmd.org. (Do this now!) The BOE will be discussing boundaries at a meeting TODAY around 2 p.m., there is also a BOE hearing on Thursday night, and they will be making a decision by November 27th.)
2. Sign up to speak to the BOE at the meeting this Thursday, November 16th. The meeting is from 6:30pm – 10pm at the Montgomery County Board of Education, Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. To sign up to speak: Call 301-279-3617. Individuals calling to speak may reserve only one space. (Opportunity to sign up will end at 5:00 p.m., on November 15, 2017.) Each speaker will receive 3 minutes to provide testimony.