John Stevens’ Inauspicious Start As Loudoun School Board Chairman
John Stevens is now the Chairman of the Loudoun County School Board. And one of his first actions is to abolish roll call votes? Is this to try to hide how many of them will vote against specific spending cuts? What a blow to openness, but one that is not surprising with this inept School Board.
Then there’s his blog, which has turned into a separate propaganda arm of LCPS. The last three posts are telling. There’s this sob story of how hard a job a guidance counselor has, the exciting tale of a “green” school bus (only costing us an additional $60k), and the plight of the poor misunderstood middle school deans.
Any slim hope I had for seeing a bit of a different direction from the School Board after the passing of the baton from Robert DuPree has vanished into thin air.
In other Loudoun school news, Scott York asks for citizen help in keeping the state funding formula from changing to our detriment, and LCPS attorney Bill Chapman retires. I wonder if he will go back to representing Sal Cangiano now!