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Completing the following form will send your message to ALL of the commissioners, ALL board of education members and the superintendent. The information collected is used only to send the message.  It will never be shared anywhere else.

A little look at the proposed budget

As you prepare your talking points for tomorrow’s budget hearing (because we are certain everyone will go and speak, right?), here is something to consider. We are sure it’s going to be surprising. But, please consider thanking the commissioners for the changes that they have made so far and encourage them to go just a little… Read More »

Guest Post from Muri Dueppen: More Rankings to Consider

What are appropriate metrics for determining efficiency, effort, cost, and value in regards to public education and commissioner commitment in Carroll County? Figures fly regarding per pupil spending, student/teacher ratios, salary gaps, millions of dollars allocated, percentages of budgets, money saved, spending avoided, funding cut or increased, raises realized, local burden, etc. But in the… Read More »

Petition to the Commissioners — One last time

Ours is a simple request. Our petition requests the commissioners meet the school system’s budget request. On Monday, April 25, 2016, the commissioners voted to approve a preliminary budget that was $3.5m short of the school system’s request. Neither was any consideration offered to the school system’s ability to offer year-over-year raises to its employees. In… Read More »

Carroll County Republican Central Committee Shares Candidate Survey Answers

We cannot find an online copy of this survey on the Carroll County Republican Central Committee website, so we are copying it here.  The survey results were sent to email subscribers. To subscribe, go to http://www.ccgop.net/contact-us-register-for-email.html In order to help our voters learn more about the school board candidates, the Carroll County Republican Central Committee sent… Read More »

Petition to the Commissioners

Ours is a simple request. Our petition requests the commissioners meet the school system’s budget request. We would like everyone to print a copy and talk to a few friends to get their signatures. Take it to the soccer fields this weekend. Take it to the game. Visit your neighbors who don’t have school age children… Read More »

Petition to Fund Our Schools

Since 2009, Carroll County Public Schools has reduced spending $30m. They have eliminated 279.5 positions, two Central Office departments, after school programs, 40 buses and other items. They have reduced the employee work-year, telecommunication costs, food service overhead, utility costs, maintenance, payroll and procurement costs and spending in almost every budget category. Since 2009, growth… Read More »

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