BCPS, Johnny O need to put their money where their mouths are
Posted by Buzz Beeler @BeelerBuzz on 19th November 2021
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Baltimore County Public Schools are more interested in putting Johnny O’s big bucks in the bank accounts of the top heavy administration than taking care of the ‘little people’ who do their jobs well. (Photo Credit: Baltimore County Public Schools)

Remember those billions of reasons we gave you to hold county executive Johnny O and the Baltimore County Public Schools accountable?

It appears as though the troubled school system is not practicing what they preach, and the county is still not holding them accountable.

For a school system that is so hip on preaching CRT and social justice, they sure ignore the rank and file while making sure their administrators are well paid.

Reports of unhappiness among support staff and bus drivers are piling up, with the latter threatening a ‘sick out’ to get their point across.

But what is BCPS and the county actually doing to help? From our viewpoint, very little.

They’re trying to look like they actually care about the hard-working staff … if you can handle shallow gestures:

The Baltimore Sun on Twitter: “Baltimore County public school leaders announced this week that schools and offices will close the day before Thanksgiving in order to provide employees with an extended break amid the COVID-19 pandemic.https://t.co/xSpAZr2TDp / Twitter”

Baltimore County public school leaders announced this week that schools and offices will close the day before Thanksgiving in order to provide employees with an extended break amid the COVID-19 pandemic.https://t.co/xSpAZr2TDp

Ooh, an extra day off. That will solve all the school system’s ills.

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And speaking of shallow gestures, his not-so excellency jumped on the bandwagon to appear as if he is showing support for the bus drivers:

County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Twitter: “Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams, and BCPS Board Chair Makeda Scott Announce New Efforts to Support School Bus Drivers https://t.co/umcJj5eB6p / Twitter”

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams, and BCPS Board Chair Makeda Scott Announce New Efforts to Support School Bus Drivers https://t.co/umcJj5eB6p

Yet the schools continue to be an unmitigated disaster. One local TV station has been soliciting and showing videos sent in by students and parents showing acts of violence in the schools. The school system is begging retirees to come back and fill the gaps in the classrooms.

Meanwhile, the top-heavy school system administration keeps collecting their hefty salaries while the support staff and bus drivers beg for a living wage.

Meanwhile, the ‘king’ of the county, Johnny O, continues to dance around like a court jester rather than exert his authority over BCPS and its overinflated budget.

Your tax dollars at work, folks. They may as well be put to better use as the weather gets colder.

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