Pandemic day what?

I don’t know about you, but we Yokels are exhausted. Daily we are bombarded with news that just keeps getting worse. Unwanted hysterectomies , meltdown by a top official, the west coast is on fire, it’s hurricane season and oh, don’t forget the pandemic is still very real. Sadly we just learned of the passing of the notorious RBG. Icon. 2020 just keeps on sucking.

The latest Maryland statistics show our numbers are increasing. Nevertheless, folks are clamoring for FCPS to start fall sports and send kids back to school. What data are the masses using to justify this change? Has anyone seen any data about Covid-19 in areas where sports are being played or where schools are open? How many deaths are ok? Are student or teacher illnesses more acceptable?Can we get transparency from our local health department about how many cases of Covid-19 have occurred  since preseason training commenced?

Have you heard about Archbishop Spaulding? What is the logic of moving to virtual for 2 days? It will be interesting to see how that plays out. What about this poor coach, who was 29 years old?

I know we all want our kids to be able to get back to normal. But in case you haven’t noticed, nothing is fucking normal around here anymore, and there is no end in sight. Let’s try and learn something from the countries that had this under control and opened back up and are surging again.

Don’t just say, “All the states around us are doing it, we should too!” Let’s hope that the BOE and Superintendent Alban are using data and not feelings, not the other counties/states/countries are in school/playing sports are so we should too bandwagon. Otherwise, they are saying that teachers and students lives aren’t valuable and some of you guys are expendable. Mmmkay?

And let your voice of reason be heard, cause we’ve been hearing the BOE has been getting bombarded by the voices of the Covid deniers.

Current Board Members

Brad Young

Brad W. Young, President, Board of Education
Current elected term: December 2018-December 2022

brad.young@fcps.org
photo of Jay Mason Jay Mason, Vice President, Board of Education
Current elected term: December 2018-December 2022
jay.mason@fcps.org
Liz Barrett portrait

Liz Barrett, Board Member
Current elected term: December 2018-December 2022

elizabeth.barrett@fcps.org
Michael Bunitsky portrait

Michael Bunitsky, Board Member
Current elected term: December 2016-December 2020

michael.bunitsky@fcps.org
photo of Lois Jarman Lois Jarman, Board Member
Current appointed term: January 2019-December 2020
lois.jarman@fcps.org

photo of Rae Gallagher

Rae Gallagher, Board Member
Current appointed term: January 2020-December 2020

rae.gallagher@fcps.org

photo of Karen Yoho Karen A. Yoho, Board Member
Current elected term: December 2018-December 2022
karen.yoho@fcps.org
photo of student member of the board Mia Martinez

Mia Martinez, Student Board Member
Current elected term: July 2020-June 2021

studentmemberboe@fcps.org