RE: [howardpubliced] Review next year's Howard County school textbooks
- ok, not "putting" haha
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 11:27:20 -0500
Subject: RE: [howardpubliced] Review next year's Howard County school textbooksHi Everyone,
Brian Meshkin came up with several innovative ways to increase public access to the proposed textbooks, including putting them in libraries, and identifying opportunities for on line access for some of the publishers. It may have been too late to implement this year - but next year there ought to be significantly more opportunity, access and locations.
In the mean time, please, please try to stop in and take a look. Community input is critical to a healthy system of checks and balances for our public schools.
Kudos to Brian for his efforts.
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 06:27:26 -0500
Subject: RE: [howardpubliced] Review next year's Howard County school textbooks
The books have been available for review since at least 18 January (per the weekly education update that went out to all parents). Policy 8040 actually requires a minimum of 15 days of public availability for review.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of pamythompson
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 12:00 AM
Subject: [howardpubliced] Review next year's Howard County school textbooksFrom The Laurel Leader
"available for public review in the lobby of the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, in Ellicott City, through Tuesday, Feb. 15."
Less then a week to review these books . If the HCPSS really wanted to include the public they would do a much better job of getting their message out and allow a reasonable amount of time for the stakeholders to respond but then many of our teachers do not use the books anyway beyond a reference .