From the Edgewood Community Council:
ATTENTION PARENTS, TAXPAYERS, CONCERNED CITIZENS
WHAT: EMERGENCY SPECIAL MEETING (TRANSPOTRATION POLICY)
WHEN: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21, 2013
TIME: 7:00 PM
WHERE: HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE/SOUTHERN PRECINCT
1305 PULASKI HIGHWAY, EDGEWOOD MARYLAND 21040
At the request of Concerned Citizens, Tax Payers, Parents and Students, the Edgewood Community Council finds it necessary to call this Emergency Special meeting focusing solely on the transportation policy approved by the school board.
The purpose for this meeting is ask our elected leaders to find a way to fulfill their MORAL obligation to the children of this county by restoring transportation funding to the school boards budget, so that all of our children can travel to and from school safely.
We urge the Harford County Executive David Craig, (who has stated publicly that he is willing to work with the school board to find funding to reverse the recently approved transportation policy); the Harford County Board of Education, (whose members have stated that while transporting children to and from school is not a “legal obligation” of the school board, they too want to find a way to want to fulfill their moral obligation to the students attending public schools in Harford County); the Harford County Council (who approves the budget); and concerned citizens, taxpayers, parents and students (who expect our elected leaders to lead), to participate in this meeting.
In the event our elected leaders either fail to attend this emergency special meeting and/or fail to reach a decision in favor of our children, then we the public, must be prepared to exercise our first amendment right to draw attention to this matter to ensure the safety of all children attending Harford County Public Schools.