The Washington Post: Aspen Hill residents fight plan to move alternative-ed programs into neighborhood
A group of Aspen Hill residents is fighting a plan to relocate Montgomery County’s alternative-education programs to their neighborhood, saying the proposal would disrupt a quiet community, needlessly demolish a school building and waste taxpayer money.
Residents of the Aspen Hill Community filed an appeal to the School State Board to stop the MCPS plan to demolish Blair G. Ewing Center (formerly the Mark Twain School) and relocate the Alternative Education Program to the English Manor School.
The appeal was postmarked December 12, 2004. It was forwarded onto the MCPS School Board by the Office of the Attorney General, Maryland State Department of Education on December 22, 2014. The MCPS School board response is due by Wednesday, January 14, 2015.
Some Rockville residents are pushing back against a Montgomery County Public Schools plan to possibly move an alternative education center to their neighborhood.
The Aspen Hill-area residents said the Blair G. Ewing Center’s relocation could create problems for their community and isn’t a good fit for the center’s students.