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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthBeachPerso View Post
    Now be honest and tell everyone why penalties and discipline eased. I'll help you out: it didn't originate locally.
    You are correct. The political formula that Annapolis came up with for disciplinary issues did in fact result in the Counties watering down overall disciplinary actions. A few years after Annapolis did this, I wrote a Bill which in fact made its way through both sides and was signed by the Governor. "The Bill was unchanged by either side". The Bill created a Blue Ribbon Panel on School Safety. This panel was empowered to make recommendations to the the Governor and the Senate as to what our schools need. One of those recommendations created the Bullying and Intimidation Act along with the annual report all Counties that any of us can access on line. I believe it is usually completed by 31 March. It may take them a month or two to post it on line after it is published. All of you should not forget that Senator Waugh took Senator Dyson's place on the State Education Committee. If you feel as though schools are not where you believe they should be, I recommend that you contact him. If he is not responsive to your requests as I hear some have suggested, simply vote him out during the next election. I have heard complaints that he may be too cozy with the School Boards and not responsive to the citizens of the County. I do not know whether it is true or not. Perhaps all of you in the cyber World can shed some light. I base complaints in the same box as opinions. Everyone seems to have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3CATSAILOR View Post
    You are correct. The political formula that Annapolis came up with for disciplinary issues did in fact result in the Counties watering down overall disciplinary actions. A few years after Annapolis did this, I wrote a Bill which in fact made its way through both sides and was signed by the Governor. "The Bill was unchanged by either side". The Bill created a Blue Ribbon Panel on School Safety. This panel was empowered to make recommendations to the the Governor and the Senate as to what our schools need. One of those recommendations created the Bullying and Intimidation Act along with the annual report all Counties that any of us can access on line. I believe it is usually completed by 31 March. It may take them a month or two to post it on line after it is published. All of you should not forget that Senator Waugh took Senator Dyson's place on the State Education Committee. If you feel as though schools are not where you believe they should be, I recommend that you contact him. If he is not responsive to your requests as I hear some have suggested, simply vote him out during the next election. I have heard complaints that he may be too cozy with the School Boards and not responsive to the citizens of the County. I do not know whether it is true or not. Perhaps all of you in the cyber World can shed some light. I base complaints in the same box as opinions. Everyone seems to have one.
    Damn, a blue ribbon panel, how is this not fixed yet?
    If what I say offends you then you really don't want to hear what I keep to myself.

  3. #73
    Quote Originally Posted by PeoplesElbow View Post
    Damn, a blue ribbon panel, how is this not fixed yet?
    Is political correctness two words or one? It's disgusting. I gave them a path to solve the problem. They choose not to take it. You will see the result now and in the future.

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