Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Board Appointment Saturday

Since school board member Valerie Ervin won a seat on the County Council in this last election, the board needs to appoint somebody to fill her position. Looks like this Saturday they will select somebody.

Here's The Gazette:
A group of PTA advocates, including a former county school board candidate, are the five finalists for the District 4 seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education.

The finalists named Monday are:

*Christopher S. Barclay of Takoma Park, a project manger for Verizon who was the Blair cluster coordinator from 2003 until earlier this year.

*Sheldon Fishman of Silver Spring, a former county council of PTAs vice president and PTA advocate who ran unsuccessfully for board in 1990 and was defeated by Valerie Ervin in 2004.

*Alies Muskin of Silver Spring, chief operating officer of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and an advocate with the county council of PTAs and an Einstein cluster coordinator.

*Victor B. Salazar of Silver Spring, vice president for legislation with the county council of PTAs.

*Beth A. Wong of Silver Spring, acting deputy director for the Prince George’s County Office of Community Relations and a PTA advocate and president who was vice president for administration with the county council of PTAs.

On Saturday, the board will conduct 20-minute interviews every half-hour beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the boardroom of the Carver Educational Services Center at 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville.

The board will vote on a new member at the conclusion of the interviews. The new member will be sworn in on Dec. 12 and will serve the remaining two years on the term of Ervin of Silver Spring, who resigned following her election to the County Council.

The finalists were the top five candidates receiving votes on a ballot e-mailed to board members over the weekend. Twenty people applied for the vacancy. One applicant was later ruled ineligible because he was not registered to vote. District 4 encompasses Takoma Park and parts of Silver Spring and Wheaton. School Board narrows field to five for its open seat

TeachTheFacts.org doesn't advocate candidates, so we're not saying who we like and don't like. But I think the school board will pick somebody good.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a question:

Science has observed temperatures rising since the 80s. Theory is that it is caused by greenhouse gases. To correct this, nuts are suggesting massive economic restructuring.

In the 1950s, however, the planet was cooling which scientists attribute to the release of aerosol into the environment.

Wouldn't it be easier to release a bunch of aerosol into the environment now?

December 05, 2006 2:23 PM  
Blogger Dana Beyer, M.D. said...


I don't think I know anyone who could craft an individual with as little historical and scientific understanding as you to function as a straw man. You are a gem.

December 05, 2006 2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Makes you wonder why everyone's always so apoplectic about my every comment. Some people don't have vision like you and I.

Now, do your part to fight global warming and go buy some hair spray!

That'll keep away those hurricanes...uh, never mind that.

That'll stop those Indian summers in December...uh, never mind that.

Oh, just never mind.

December 05, 2006 3:27 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

I think anon is quite amusing, and I love how you just throw insults at him when you can't fight his arguments.

very enlightening.

December 06, 2006 12:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to tell Theresa to "shut up" again.


December 06, 2006 11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's where valueless sex ed is leading.

What's amatter with kids today?

"COLUMBIA, S.C. - A fed-up mother had her 12-year-old son arrested for allegedly playing with his Christmas present early.

The mother called police Sunday after learning her son had disobeyed orders and repeatedly taken a Game Boy from its hiding place and played it. He was arrested on petty larceny charges, taken to the police station in handcuffs and held until his mother picked him up."

December 06, 2006 12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted, you need a spanking or your mouth washed out with soap.

December 06, 2006 12:45 PM  
Blogger andrear said...

Anon and Theresa- you need to find some real humor. Here's a funny just for you two

Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?

At the bottom.

A real kneeslapper, huh?

December 06, 2006 2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean that document that begins discussing the laws of nature's God and ends appealing to the Supreme Judge?

It's obviously unconstitutional. Let us speak of it- no more.

December 06, 2006 2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Ted, you need a spanking or your mouth washed out with soap."

I think this was a TTF decoy.

December 06, 2006 2:56 PM  

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