Bill Introduced That Would Require Contracts for Single Family Home Sales to Include Notice of Possible School District Changes

by MCS Staff

Bill Introduced That Would Require Contracts for Single Family Home Sales to Include Notice of Possible School District Changes

The Montgomery County Delegation has introduced a bill in the Maryland House of Delegates which would require contracts for sales of single-family residential properties in MoCo to include a notice that school district boundaries may be subject to change.

The act would take effect on Oct. 1, 2021.

The bill received support from County Executive Marc Elrich and from the County Council in an 8-1 vote. Councilmember Andrew Friedson was the only member to vote against supporting the bill as he does not see a state bill concerning just MoCo to be necessary, he said.

A similar bill was proposed last year, and it received support from the County Executive but the County Council took no position as the discussion of school boundary changes was still ongoing, according to Councilmember Craig Rice.

The Council and council staff also discussed having a local bill that that would work in conjunction with the state order to ensure smooth implementation of the policy.

By Adam Levine


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Dave Ha November 30, 2020 - 10:22 am

Is the County looking to lower home values…people buy homes based on the school district. If you have young children, you pick a house near the school you want your kids to attend. If you start lowering home values, you will also lower the amount you get with property taxes. Kids should always go to the school closest to them.

Al November 30, 2020 - 4:27 pm

@David Ha. Where have you been? In 2018 the board of education changed the policy that determines school boundaries and made diversity MORE IMPORTANT than proximity or overcrowding. So the law of the land in MoCo is that when the BOE draws new boundaries (they’re studying this right now) they MUST bus kids away from their closest school if there are too many kids with the same color skin in that school already. I know that sounds crazy and racist (hint, it is!) but that’s what we’ve got now.

Charlie Foxtrot December 1, 2020 - 1:52 pm

The Montgomery County BOE values social justice equity initiatives much higher than their REAL job, which is supposed to be solving process and teacher gaps to provide a great education for all. Instead, the middle aged white woke women on the BOE want to bus kids across boundaries to balance out the races. If you like your kids being close to home when at school, you need to contact your state representatives and push back. Call Governor Hogan too.


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