Upper Marlboro: (Reform Sasscer) – Prince George’s County Parents are planning more protests, hoping to prevent their proposed closure and defunding of Community Based Classroom.
With the Governor restoring $140 million of educational funding for Baltimore city and Prince George’s county, there is no excuse to proceed with the proposed closure and defunding of Community Based Classroom the flyer says. #saveCBC.
Organizers with #SaveCBC will meet at Upper Marlboro Court House at 14735 Main St, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 at 4:30 PM on February 24th, 2022. From there, the groups will march to Sasscer Administrative building 14201 School Ln, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. Rally will commence from 6:00PM to 9:00PM.
Earlier this month, board members voted to close or merge a number of school campuses – of which Tall Oaks High school is one.
Under the FY 2023 proposed school budget, the allocations for two schools, Tall Oaks and CBC, were cut. As part of what’s referred to as a “redesign” in budget documents, the five alternative schools would be consolidated into two high schools and a middle school.
Dr. Monica Goldson, CEO for Prince George’s County schools, is proposing a $2.6 billion budget for FY 2023.
According to a Prince George’s County schools statement on the budget released in December, the budget reflects the Board of Education’s priorities and “addresses strategies for closing funding shortfalls based on the nearly 9,000-student gap in projected and actual enrollment.”
A Prince George’s County Public Schools’ presentation on the budget calls the move to consolidate the five schools “critical” because it will “enhance student connections to comprehensive schools.” The plan would also, according to the document, save $2.5 million in general funding.
The proposals have sparked protests for weeks, including a lawsuits by two school administrators. The two lawsuits are part of major corruption involving the Prince George’s county school system as part of abuse of process. This is because, the attorney (Mr. Mitch Batt) for the administrators uses the court system to enrich himself willfully to the detriment of his clients. To achieve the diabolical agenda, corrupt lawyers led by Mr. Batt are working closely with Mrs. Shani Whisonant (PGCPS Lawyer) and others to game the system.