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7pm BOE Public Hearing TONIGHT

PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT at Board of Education @ 7pm for Mt. Hebron community, including feeders, to provide oral testimony in response to Superintendent Martirano’s Recommended Redistricting Plan. The Mt. Hebron High School PTSA will be providing testimony with a team of four parents. We are numbers 31-34 in the order of speakers. Find a copy of the testimony by scrolling down the blogs to Sept. 9.


Details:


1. WHERE TO GO: The BOE is located at 10910 Clarksville Pike (rte 108). Only those who registered to speak will be allowed in the BOE boardroom. Spectators will be directed to satellite locations in the neighboring Homewood School and Applied Research Lab (ARL) buildings. There will be a lot of security on site to direct folks to a viewing spot. It might be a good idea to come early, carpool, or get dropped off/picked up.


2. HOW TO WATCH: BOE said that televisions will be set up in the satellite locations. You can watch at home on Verizon channel 42 or Comcast channel 95. You can also stream the hearing on your personal device by going here: https://www.hcpss.org/board/meetings/. If that link doesn’t work, go to the HCPSS homepage, scroll down to the heading “Our Organization” and click on “Board of Education”, click on the icon for “Watch Meetings”, and then select the meeting you want to watch.


3. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: BOE said that when a speaker/group is introduced to give testimony, staff in the satellite locations will ask for supporters of that speaker/group to stand and be counted. The PTSA speakers will be wearing Mt. Hebron spirit wear – you can too.


4. WRITTEN TESTIMONY: Deadline is 4:30pm Tues., Nov. 19. Written testimony will not be edited before posting online—no personal information will be removed. It is highly recommended that testimony sent via email be submitted as an attachment. All written testimony should include your full name(s) and polygon number. (Get your Polygon Number using the School Locator →) Equal consideration is given to written and oral testimony. Submit written testimony via USPS mail (Board of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042) or email to redistricting@hcpss.org only. All Board members have access to this account and will read all testimony submitted.



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