Council hearing on MCPS

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Anonymous wrote:Thursday at 3 PM. The Council's hearing staff is a former MCPS administrator. Why can't the Council find someone who didn't work for MCPS to run the hearing?


Committee hearings are run by the County Council member who is chair of the committee. Kate Stewart is chair of the audit committee. Will Jawando is chair of the education and culture committee.


And a former MCPS associate superintendent put together the packet for the hearing and runs the discussion.

ESSIE MCGUIRE


Yes, she's COUNCIL STAFF.


And was high-level MCPS staff before. We'll have to see if she utilizes that insider experience to shine light on the issues or to cover them up. My guess, with her being a political operator, would be a targeted amount of the former and lots of the latter. Nice for the council to have plenty of $ not only for their own salaries, but for a relative host of staff, who don't exactly make a pittance.

MCPS has those positions, too, but not the BOE, who rely pretty mich entirely on thoae reporting to the Superintendent and whose compensation accounts for less than 10 hours a week for a skill set that we might hope to be, at a minimum, on the level of a mid-level financial analyst or an assistant school principal. Maybe 3-4 hours a week if you want a principal-level equivalent.


Should be an education and experience requirement to run for Board. At least a Bachelor's if not a grad/professional (e.g. JD) degree plus some years of relevant work experience. Anyone know if MCPS is a bully towards the BOE? Is that the reason the BOE members do not ask questions or press back when given crap info from MCPS? Who here can answer this honestly?


BOE members are told not to bother MCPS staff. That from multiple BOE members.


That don’t have to bother staff. They just need to send notice to the Super of the information they want and when. The Super can then bother whatever staff they want in order to deliver what is requested by the BOE. Since it’s their performance that will be evaluated.


Option 1: the BoE member reaches out to the staff member directly.
Option 2: the BoE member tells the Superintendent, who tells [somebody] who tells [somebody] who tells the staff member.
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Anonymous wrote:Thursday at 3 PM. The Council's hearing staff is a former MCPS administrator. Why can't the Council find someone who didn't work for MCPS to run the hearing?


Committee hearings are run by the County Council member who is chair of the committee. Kate Stewart is chair of the audit committee. Will Jawando is chair of the education and culture committee.


And a former MCPS associate superintendent put together the packet for the hearing and runs the discussion.

ESSIE MCGUIRE


Yes, she's COUNCIL STAFF.


And was high-level MCPS staff before. We'll have to see if she utilizes that insider experience to shine light on the issues or to cover them up. My guess, with her being a political operator, would be a targeted amount of the former and lots of the latter. Nice for the council to have plenty of $ not only for their own salaries, but for a relative host of staff, who don't exactly make a pittance.

MCPS has those positions, too, but not the BOE, who rely pretty mich entirely on thoae reporting to the Superintendent and whose compensation accounts for less than 10 hours a week for a skill set that we might hope to be, at a minimum, on the level of a mid-level financial analyst or an assistant school principal. Maybe 3-4 hours a week if you want a principal-level equivalent.


Should be an education and experience requirement to run for Board. At least a Bachelor's if not a grad/professional (e.g. JD) degree plus some years of relevant work experience. Anyone know if MCPS is a bully towards the BOE? Is that the reason the BOE members do not ask questions or press back when given crap info from MCPS? Who here can answer this honestly?


BOE members are told not to bother MCPS staff. That from multiple BOE members.


That don’t have to bother staff. They just need to send notice to the Super of the information they want and when. The Super can then bother whatever staff they want in order to deliver what is requested by the BOE. Since it’s their performance that will be evaluated.


Option 1: the BoE member reaches out to the staff member directly.
Option 2: the BoE member tells the Superintendent, who tells [somebody] who tells [somebody] who tells the staff member.


Option 3: The BOE member does none of the above because they have been instructed to not bother staff. The superintendent is their staff. BOE members are to only be collegial with staff. No inquiries. Ask any one of them directly.
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Anonymous wrote:Thursday at 3 PM. The Council's hearing staff is a former MCPS administrator. Why can't the Council find someone who didn't work for MCPS to run the hearing?


Committee hearings are run by the County Council member who is chair of the committee. Kate Stewart is chair of the audit committee. Will Jawando is chair of the education and culture committee.


And a former MCPS associate superintendent put together the packet for the hearing and runs the discussion.

ESSIE MCGUIRE


Yes, she's COUNCIL STAFF.


And was high-level MCPS staff before. We'll have to see if she utilizes that insider experience to shine light on the issues or to cover them up. My guess, with her being a political operator, would be a targeted amount of the former and lots of the latter. Nice for the council to have plenty of $ not only for their own salaries, but for a relative host of staff, who don't exactly make a pittance.

MCPS has those positions, too, but not the BOE, who rely pretty mich entirely on thoae reporting to the Superintendent and whose compensation accounts for less than 10 hours a week for a skill set that we might hope to be, at a minimum, on the level of a mid-level financial analyst or an assistant school principal. Maybe 3-4 hours a week if you want a principal-level equivalent.


Smith promoted her when Zuckerman left and she was in charge of ordering PPE and social distancing the classrooms during the pandemic. When Smith left and McKnight installed all her chief buddies, McGuire left and returned to the council, where she worked before MCPS.


Nice try Chris Cram. McGuire was promoted to be one of three associate superintendents to run all of MCPS. In that position she was over the HR department. She regularly sat in on Board of Education closed door meetings to discuss hiring and staffing decisions.

https://ww2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/mcps-restructure-20200210.html


Janis, you might want to try reading the links you post. In that same message from Jack Smith, he states "the Office of Human Resources and Development will now report directly to the Deputy Superintendent’s Office." The deputy superintendent was McKnight. So no, in fact McGuire was not "over the HR department" as you keep claiming erroneously.
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Anonymous wrote:Thursday at 3 PM. The Council's hearing staff is a former MCPS administrator. Why can't the Council find someone who didn't work for MCPS to run the hearing?


Committee hearings are run by the County Council member who is chair of the committee. Kate Stewart is chair of the audit committee. Will Jawando is chair of the education and culture committee.


And a former MCPS associate superintendent put together the packet for the hearing and runs the discussion.

ESSIE MCGUIRE


Yes, she's COUNCIL STAFF.


And was high-level MCPS staff before. We'll have to see if she utilizes that insider experience to shine light on the issues or to cover them up. My guess, with her being a political operator, would be a targeted amount of the former and lots of the latter. Nice for the council to have plenty of $ not only for their own salaries, but for a relative host of staff, who don't exactly make a pittance.

MCPS has those positions, too, but not the BOE, who rely pretty mich entirely on thoae reporting to the Superintendent and whose compensation accounts for less than 10 hours a week for a skill set that we might hope to be, at a minimum, on the level of a mid-level financial analyst or an assistant school principal. Maybe 3-4 hours a week if you want a principal-level equivalent.


Smith promoted her when Zuckerman left and she was in charge of ordering PPE and social distancing the classrooms during the pandemic. When Smith left and McKnight installed all her chief buddies, McGuire left and returned to the council, where she worked before MCPS.


Nice try Chris Cram. McGuire was promoted to be one of three associate superintendents to run all of MCPS. In that position she was over the HR department. She regularly sat in on Board of Education closed door meetings to discuss hiring and staffing decisions.

https://ww2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/mcps-restructure-20200210.html


Janis, you might want to try reading the links you post. In that same message from Jack Smith, he states "the Office of Human Resources and Development will now report directly to the Deputy Superintendent’s Office." The deputy superintendent was McKnight. So no, in fact McGuire was not "over the HR department" as you keep claiming erroneously.


Which actually just increases the direct culpability of McKnight in the Beidleman scandal....
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Anonymous wrote:Thursday at 3 PM. The Council's hearing staff is a former MCPS administrator. Why can't the Council find someone who didn't work for MCPS to run the hearing?


Committee hearings are run by the County Council member who is chair of the committee. Kate Stewart is chair of the audit committee. Will Jawando is chair of the education and culture committee.


And a former MCPS associate superintendent put together the packet for the hearing and runs the discussion.

ESSIE MCGUIRE


Yes, she's COUNCIL STAFF.


And was high-level MCPS staff before. We'll have to see if she utilizes that insider experience to shine light on the issues or to cover them up. My guess, with her being a political operator, would be a targeted amount of the former and lots of the latter. Nice for the council to have plenty of $ not only for their own salaries, but for a relative host of staff, who don't exactly make a pittance.

MCPS has those positions, too, but not the BOE, who rely pretty mich entirely on thoae reporting to the Superintendent and whose compensation accounts for less than 10 hours a week for a skill set that we might hope to be, at a minimum, on the level of a mid-level financial analyst or an assistant school principal. Maybe 3-4 hours a week if you want a principal-level equivalent.


Smith promoted her when Zuckerman left and she was in charge of ordering PPE and social distancing the classrooms during the pandemic. When Smith left and McKnight installed all her chief buddies, McGuire left and returned to the council, where she worked before MCPS.


Nice try Chris Cram. McGuire was promoted to be one of three associate superintendents to run all of MCPS. In that position she was over the HR department. She regularly sat in on Board of Education closed door meetings to discuss hiring and staffing decisions.

https://ww2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/mcps-restructure-20200210.html


Janis, you might want to try reading the links you post. In that same message from Jack Smith, he states "the Office of Human Resources and Development will now report directly to the Deputy Superintendent’s Office." The deputy superintendent was McKnight. So no, in fact McGuire was not "over the HR department" as you keep claiming erroneously.


Which actually just increases the direct culpability of McKnight in the Beidleman scandal....


Yes, and more to the point of today's hearing, her culpability in failing to follow the several recommendations to fix the problems at DCI, as pointed out by the IG report.
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Anonymous wrote:Thursday at 3 PM. The Council's hearing staff is a former MCPS administrator. Why can't the Council find someone who didn't work for MCPS to run the hearing?


Committee hearings are run by the County Council member who is chair of the committee. Kate Stewart is chair of the audit committee. Will Jawando is chair of the education and culture committee.


And a former MCPS associate superintendent put together the packet for the hearing and runs the discussion.

ESSIE MCGUIRE


Yes, she's COUNCIL STAFF.


And was high-level MCPS staff before. We'll have to see if she utilizes that insider experience to shine light on the issues or to cover them up. My guess, with her being a political operator, would be a targeted amount of the former and lots of the latter. Nice for the council to have plenty of $ not only for their own salaries, but for a relative host of staff, who don't exactly make a pittance.

MCPS has those positions, too, but not the BOE, who rely pretty mich entirely on thoae reporting to the Superintendent and whose compensation accounts for less than 10 hours a week for a skill set that we might hope to be, at a minimum, on the level of a mid-level financial analyst or an assistant school principal. Maybe 3-4 hours a week if you want a principal-level equivalent.


Should be an education and experience requirement to run for Board. At least a Bachelor's if not a grad/professional (e.g. JD) degree plus some years of relevant work experience. Anyone know if MCPS is a bully towards the BOE? Is that the reason the BOE members do not ask questions or press back when given crap info from MCPS? Who here can answer this honestly?


BOE members are told not to bother MCPS staff. That from multiple BOE members.


That don’t have to bother staff. They just need to send notice to the Super of the information they want and when. The Super can then bother whatever staff they want in order to deliver what is requested by the BOE. Since it’s their performance that will be evaluated.


Option 1: the BoE member reaches out to the staff member directly.
Option 2: the BoE member tells the Superintendent, who tells [somebody] who tells [somebody] who tells the staff member.


Option 3: The BOE member does none of the above because they have been instructed to not bother staff. The superintendent is their staff. BOE members are to only be collegial with staff. No inquiries. Ask any one of them directly.


The superintendent is not their staff.
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Anonymous wrote:Thursday at 3 PM. The Council's hearing staff is a former MCPS administrator. Why can't the Council find someone who didn't work for MCPS to run the hearing?


Committee hearings are run by the County Council member who is chair of the committee. Kate Stewart is chair of the audit committee. Will Jawando is chair of the education and culture committee.


And a former MCPS associate superintendent put together the packet for the hearing and runs the discussion.

ESSIE MCGUIRE


Yes, she's COUNCIL STAFF.


And was high-level MCPS staff before. We'll have to see if she utilizes that insider experience to shine light on the issues or to cover them up. My guess, with her being a political operator, would be a targeted amount of the former and lots of the latter. Nice for the council to have plenty of $ not only for their own salaries, but for a relative host of staff, who don't exactly make a pittance.

MCPS has those positions, too, but not the BOE, who rely pretty mich entirely on thoae reporting to the Superintendent and whose compensation accounts for less than 10 hours a week for a skill set that we might hope to be, at a minimum, on the level of a mid-level financial analyst or an assistant school principal. Maybe 3-4 hours a week if you want a principal-level equivalent.


Smith promoted her when Zuckerman left and she was in charge of ordering PPE and social distancing the classrooms during the pandemic. When Smith left and McKnight installed all her chief buddies, McGuire left and returned to the council, where she worked before MCPS.


Nice try Chris Cram. McGuire was promoted to be one of three associate superintendents to run all of MCPS. In that position she was over the HR department. She regularly sat in on Board of Education closed door meetings to discuss hiring and staffing decisions.

https://ww2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/mcps-restructure-20200210.html


"Today [February 10, 2020], the Board appointed Ms. Essie McGuire, who currently serves as an executive director in the Office of the Chief Operating Officer, to serve as the associate superintendent of operations. Ms. McGuire has been employed with MCPS for three and a half years as the executive director to the chief operating officer. Prior to joining MCPS, Essie spent 17 years as an analyst at the Montgomery County Council."

Also, if you post something that doesn't attack MCPS, and a responding poster accuses you of working for MCPS, that responding poster is probably the "Parents Coalition".


I've noticed this happens when anyone isn't critical or stands up for common sense. Good to know who's behind it.
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Anonymous wrote:Thursday at 3 PM. The Council's hearing staff is a former MCPS administrator. Why can't the Council find someone who didn't work for MCPS to run the hearing?


Committee hearings are run by the County Council member who is chair of the committee. Kate Stewart is chair of the audit committee. Will Jawando is chair of the education and culture committee.


And a former MCPS associate superintendent put together the packet for the hearing and runs the discussion.

ESSIE MCGUIRE


Yes, she's COUNCIL STAFF.


And was high-level MCPS staff before. We'll have to see if she utilizes that insider experience to shine light on the issues or to cover them up. My guess, with her being a political operator, would be a targeted amount of the former and lots of the latter. Nice for the council to have plenty of $ not only for their own salaries, but for a relative host of staff, who don't exactly make a pittance.

MCPS has those positions, too, but not the BOE, who rely pretty mich entirely on thoae reporting to the Superintendent and whose compensation accounts for less than 10 hours a week for a skill set that we might hope to be, at a minimum, on the level of a mid-level financial analyst or an assistant school principal. Maybe 3-4 hours a week if you want a principal-level equivalent.


Should be an education and experience requirement to run for Board. At least a Bachelor's if not a grad/professional (e.g. JD) degree plus some years of relevant work experience. Anyone know if MCPS is a bully towards the BOE? Is that the reason the BOE members do not ask questions or press back when given crap info from MCPS? Who here can answer this honestly?


BOE members are told not to bother MCPS staff. That from multiple BOE members.


That don’t have to bother staff. They just need to send notice to the Super of the information they want and when. The Super can then bother whatever staff they want in order to deliver what is requested by the BOE. Since it’s their performance that will be evaluated.


Option 1: the BoE member reaches out to the staff member directly.
Option 2: the BoE member tells the Superintendent, who tells [somebody] who tells [somebody] who tells the staff member.


Option 3: The BOE member does none of the above because they have been instructed to not bother staff. The superintendent is their staff. BOE members are to only be collegial with staff. No inquiries. Ask any one of them directly.


Option 4:

The BOE needs to tell MCPS that is unacceptable to have their access limited. Give them one month to produce a process to consider that will result in an initial response within a reasonable timeframe (ex. 1-2 business days) to either provide the information requested, or (if the request cannot be quickly answered) to develop a satisfactory (to the BOE member) plan for answering the request. The board should try to accommodate any reasonable plan proposed by MCPS, but shouldn’t necessarily be bound by it.

If MCPS cannot develop a satisfactory process within the specified timeframe, the BOE will implement one of their design that MCPS must follow and if MCPS has issues with it, they can petition to have the board to have it modified.
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Anonymous wrote:Thursday at 3 PM. The Council's hearing staff is a former MCPS administrator. Why can't the Council find someone who didn't work for MCPS to run the hearing?


Committee hearings are run by the County Council member who is chair of the committee. Kate Stewart is chair of the audit committee. Will Jawando is chair of the education and culture committee.


And a former MCPS associate superintendent put together the packet for the hearing and runs the discussion.

ESSIE MCGUIRE


Yes, she's COUNCIL STAFF.


And was high-level MCPS staff before. We'll have to see if she utilizes that insider experience to shine light on the issues or to cover them up. My guess, with her being a political operator, would be a targeted amount of the former and lots of the latter. Nice for the council to have plenty of $ not only for their own salaries, but for a relative host of staff, who don't exactly make a pittance.

MCPS has those positions, too, but not the BOE, who rely pretty mich entirely on thoae reporting to the Superintendent and whose compensation accounts for less than 10 hours a week for a skill set that we might hope to be, at a minimum, on the level of a mid-level financial analyst or an assistant school principal. Maybe 3-4 hours a week if you want a principal-level equivalent.


Smith promoted her when Zuckerman left and she was in charge of ordering PPE and social distancing the classrooms during the pandemic. When Smith left and McKnight installed all her chief buddies, McGuire left and returned to the council, where she worked before MCPS.


Nice try Chris Cram. McGuire was promoted to be one of three associate superintendents to run all of MCPS. In that position she was over the HR department. She regularly sat in on Board of Education closed door meetings to discuss hiring and staffing decisions.

https://ww2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/mcps-restructure-20200210.html


Janis, you might want to try reading the links you post. In that same message from Jack Smith, he states "the Office of Human Resources and Development will now report directly to the Deputy Superintendent’s Office." The deputy superintendent was McKnight. So no, in fact McGuire was not "over the HR department" as you keep claiming erroneously.


Anyone can read the job description for Essie McGuire and it says it includes oversight of HR.
Anyone can read BOE Closed Session minutes and see McGuire was in Closed Sessions with the BOE.
How stupid do you think Montgomery County citizens are?
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Anonymous wrote:Thursday at 3 PM. The Council's hearing staff is a former MCPS administrator. Why can't the Council find someone who didn't work for MCPS to run the hearing?


Committee hearings are run by the County Council member who is chair of the committee. Kate Stewart is chair of the audit committee. Will Jawando is chair of the education and culture committee.


And a former MCPS associate superintendent put together the packet for the hearing and runs the discussion.

ESSIE MCGUIRE


Yes, she's COUNCIL STAFF.


And was high-level MCPS staff before. We'll have to see if she utilizes that insider experience to shine light on the issues or to cover them up. My guess, with her being a political operator, would be a targeted amount of the former and lots of the latter. Nice for the council to have plenty of $ not only for their own salaries, but for a relative host of staff, who don't exactly make a pittance.

MCPS has those positions, too, but not the BOE, who rely pretty mich entirely on thoae reporting to the Superintendent and whose compensation accounts for less than 10 hours a week for a skill set that we might hope to be, at a minimum, on the level of a mid-level financial analyst or an assistant school principal. Maybe 3-4 hours a week if you want a principal-level equivalent.


Smith promoted her when Zuckerman left and she was in charge of ordering PPE and social distancing the classrooms during the pandemic. When Smith left and McKnight installed all her chief buddies, McGuire left and returned to the council, where she worked before MCPS.


Nice try Chris Cram. McGuire was promoted to be one of three associate superintendents to run all of MCPS. In that position she was over the HR department. She regularly sat in on Board of Education closed door meetings to discuss hiring and staffing decisions.

https://ww2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/mcps-restructure-20200210.html


Janis, you might want to try reading the links you post. In that same message from Jack Smith, he states "the Office of Human Resources and Development will now report directly to the Deputy Superintendent’s Office." The deputy superintendent was McKnight. So no, in fact McGuire was not "over the HR department" as you keep claiming erroneously.


Anyone can read the job description for Essie McGuire and it says it includes oversight of HR.
Anyone can read BOE Closed Session minutes and see McGuire was in Closed Sessions with the BOE.
How stupid do you think Montgomery County citizens are?


You seem to have an odd fixation on Essie McGuire and want to deflect responsibility from McKnight, who was clearly in charge of HR during this time.
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Anonymous wrote:Thursday at 3 PM. The Council's hearing staff is a former MCPS administrator. Why can't the Council find someone who didn't work for MCPS to run the hearing?


Committee hearings are run by the County Council member who is chair of the committee. Kate Stewart is chair of the audit committee. Will Jawando is chair of the education and culture committee.


And a former MCPS associate superintendent put together the packet for the hearing and runs the discussion.

ESSIE MCGUIRE


Yes, she's COUNCIL STAFF.


And was high-level MCPS staff before. We'll have to see if she utilizes that insider experience to shine light on the issues or to cover them up. My guess, with her being a political operator, would be a targeted amount of the former and lots of the latter. Nice for the council to have plenty of $ not only for their own salaries, but for a relative host of staff, who don't exactly make a pittance.

MCPS has those positions, too, but not the BOE, who rely pretty mich entirely on thoae reporting to the Superintendent and whose compensation accounts for less than 10 hours a week for a skill set that we might hope to be, at a minimum, on the level of a mid-level financial analyst or an assistant school principal. Maybe 3-4 hours a week if you want a principal-level equivalent.


Smith promoted her when Zuckerman left and she was in charge of ordering PPE and social distancing the classrooms during the pandemic. When Smith left and McKnight installed all her chief buddies, McGuire left and returned to the council, where she worked before MCPS.


Nice try Chris Cram. McGuire was promoted to be one of three associate superintendents to run all of MCPS. In that position she was over the HR department. She regularly sat in on Board of Education closed door meetings to discuss hiring and staffing decisions.

https://ww2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/mcps-restructure-20200210.html


Janis, you might want to try reading the links you post. In that same message from Jack Smith, he states "the Office of Human Resources and Development will now report directly to the Deputy Superintendent’s Office." The deputy superintendent was McKnight. So no, in fact McGuire was not "over the HR department" as you keep claiming erroneously.


Anyone can read the job description for Essie McGuire and it says it includes oversight of HR.
Anyone can read BOE Closed Session minutes and see McGuire was in Closed Sessions with the BOE.
How stupid do you think Montgomery County citizens are?


You seem to have an odd fixation on Essie McGuire and want to deflect responsibility from McKnight, who was clearly in charge of HR during this time.


Try to keep up.
Essie McGuire is the Council's staff person that is briefing the Council for the hearing today.
If she is protecting McKnight, nothing will come out of today's hearing.
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Anonymous wrote:Thursday at 3 PM. The Council's hearing staff is a former MCPS administrator. Why can't the Council find someone who didn't work for MCPS to run the hearing?


Committee hearings are run by the County Council member who is chair of the committee. Kate Stewart is chair of the audit committee. Will Jawando is chair of the education and culture committee.


And a former MCPS associate superintendent put together the packet for the hearing and runs the discussion.

ESSIE MCGUIRE


Yes, she's COUNCIL STAFF.


And was high-level MCPS staff before. We'll have to see if she utilizes that insider experience to shine light on the issues or to cover them up. My guess, with her being a political operator, would be a targeted amount of the former and lots of the latter. Nice for the council to have plenty of $ not only for their own salaries, but for a relative host of staff, who don't exactly make a pittance.

MCPS has those positions, too, but not the BOE, who rely pretty mich entirely on thoae reporting to the Superintendent and whose compensation accounts for less than 10 hours a week for a skill set that we might hope to be, at a minimum, on the level of a mid-level financial analyst or an assistant school principal. Maybe 3-4 hours a week if you want a principal-level equivalent.


Smith promoted her when Zuckerman left and she was in charge of ordering PPE and social distancing the classrooms during the pandemic. When Smith left and McKnight installed all her chief buddies, McGuire left and returned to the council, where she worked before MCPS.


Nice try Chris Cram. McGuire was promoted to be one of three associate superintendents to run all of MCPS. In that position she was over the HR department. She regularly sat in on Board of Education closed door meetings to discuss hiring and staffing decisions.

https://ww2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/mcps-restructure-20200210.html


Janis, you might want to try reading the links you post. In that same message from Jack Smith, he states "the Office of Human Resources and Development will now report directly to the Deputy Superintendent’s Office." The deputy superintendent was McKnight. So no, in fact McGuire was not "over the HR department" as you keep claiming erroneously.


Anyone can read the job description for Essie McGuire and it says it includes oversight of HR.
Anyone can read BOE Closed Session minutes and see McGuire was in Closed Sessions with the BOE.
How stupid do you think Montgomery County citizens are?


You seem to have an odd fixation on Essie McGuire and want to deflect responsibility from McKnight, who was clearly in charge of HR during this time.


Try to keep up.
Essie McGuire is the Council's staff person that is briefing the Council for the hearing today.
If she is protecting McKnight, nothing will come out of today's hearing.


I didn't say *she* was protecting McKnight. Why are *you* trying to claim McKnight wasn't over HR when the link you included says she was?
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Anonymous wrote:Thursday at 3 PM. The Council's hearing staff is a former MCPS administrator. Why can't the Council find someone who didn't work for MCPS to run the hearing?


Committee hearings are run by the County Council member who is chair of the committee. Kate Stewart is chair of the audit committee. Will Jawando is chair of the education and culture committee.


And a former MCPS associate superintendent put together the packet for the hearing and runs the discussion.

ESSIE MCGUIRE


Yes, she's COUNCIL STAFF.


And was high-level MCPS staff before. We'll have to see if she utilizes that insider experience to shine light on the issues or to cover them up. My guess, with her being a political operator, would be a targeted amount of the former and lots of the latter. Nice for the council to have plenty of $ not only for their own salaries, but for a relative host of staff, who don't exactly make a pittance.

MCPS has those positions, too, but not the BOE, who rely pretty mich entirely on thoae reporting to the Superintendent and whose compensation accounts for less than 10 hours a week for a skill set that we might hope to be, at a minimum, on the level of a mid-level financial analyst or an assistant school principal. Maybe 3-4 hours a week if you want a principal-level equivalent.


Smith promoted her when Zuckerman left and she was in charge of ordering PPE and social distancing the classrooms during the pandemic. When Smith left and McKnight installed all her chief buddies, McGuire left and returned to the council, where she worked before MCPS.


Nice try Chris Cram. McGuire was promoted to be one of three associate superintendents to run all of MCPS. In that position she was over the HR department. She regularly sat in on Board of Education closed door meetings to discuss hiring and staffing decisions.

https://ww2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/mcps-restructure-20200210.html


Janis, you might want to try reading the links you post. In that same message from Jack Smith, he states "the Office of Human Resources and Development will now report directly to the Deputy Superintendent’s Office." The deputy superintendent was McKnight. So no, in fact McGuire was not "over the HR department" as you keep claiming erroneously.


Anyone can read the job description for Essie McGuire and it says it includes oversight of HR.
Anyone can read BOE Closed Session minutes and see McGuire was in Closed Sessions with the BOE.
How stupid do you think Montgomery County citizens are?


You seem to have an odd fixation on Essie McGuire and want to deflect responsibility from McKnight, who was clearly in charge of HR during this time.


Try to keep up.
Essie McGuire is the Council's staff person that is briefing the Council for the hearing today.
If she is protecting McKnight, nothing will come out of today's hearing.


I didn't say *she* was protecting McKnight. Why are *you* trying to claim McKnight wasn't over HR when the link you included says she was?
NP. The point is that Essie McGuire who was formerly a very high ranking person in the MCPS is the Council's staff person that is briefing the Council for the hearing today. So if there's anything she wants to hide for WHATEVER reason, she's in the perfect position to do that.
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Anonymous wrote:Thursday at 3 PM. The Council's hearing staff is a former MCPS administrator. Why can't the Council find someone who didn't work for MCPS to run the hearing?


Committee hearings are run by the County Council member who is chair of the committee. Kate Stewart is chair of the audit committee. Will Jawando is chair of the education and culture committee.


And a former MCPS associate superintendent put together the packet for the hearing and runs the discussion.

ESSIE MCGUIRE


Yes, she's COUNCIL STAFF.


And was high-level MCPS staff before. We'll have to see if she utilizes that insider experience to shine light on the issues or to cover them up. My guess, with her being a political operator, would be a targeted amount of the former and lots of the latter. Nice for the council to have plenty of $ not only for their own salaries, but for a relative host of staff, who don't exactly make a pittance.

MCPS has those positions, too, but not the BOE, who rely pretty mich entirely on thoae reporting to the Superintendent and whose compensation accounts for less than 10 hours a week for a skill set that we might hope to be, at a minimum, on the level of a mid-level financial analyst or an assistant school principal. Maybe 3-4 hours a week if you want a principal-level equivalent.


Smith promoted her when Zuckerman left and she was in charge of ordering PPE and social distancing the classrooms during the pandemic. When Smith left and McKnight installed all her chief buddies, McGuire left and returned to the council, where she worked before MCPS.


Nice try Chris Cram. McGuire was promoted to be one of three associate superintendents to run all of MCPS. In that position she was over the HR department. She regularly sat in on Board of Education closed door meetings to discuss hiring and staffing decisions.

https://ww2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/mcps-restructure-20200210.html


Janis, you might want to try reading the links you post. In that same message from Jack Smith, he states "the Office of Human Resources and Development will now report directly to the Deputy Superintendent’s Office." The deputy superintendent was McKnight. So no, in fact McGuire was not "over the HR department" as you keep claiming erroneously.


Anyone can read the job description for Essie McGuire and it says it includes oversight of HR.
Anyone can read BOE Closed Session minutes and see McGuire was in Closed Sessions with the BOE.
How stupid do you think Montgomery County citizens are?


You seem to have an odd fixation on Essie McGuire and want to deflect responsibility from McKnight, who was clearly in charge of HR during this time.


Try to keep up.
Essie McGuire is the Council's staff person that is briefing the Council for the hearing today.
If she is protecting McKnight, nothing will come out of today's hearing.


I didn't say *she* was protecting McKnight. Why are *you* trying to claim McKnight wasn't over HR when the link you included says she was?
NP. The point is that Essie McGuire who was formerly a very high ranking person in the MCPS is the Council's staff person that is briefing the Council for the hearing today. So if there's anything she wants to hide for WHATEVER reason, she's in the perfect position to do that.

Yes. It's so common for the staff to manipulate the elected members.
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Anonymous wrote:Thursday at 3 PM. The Council's hearing staff is a former MCPS administrator. Why can't the Council find someone who didn't work for MCPS to run the hearing?


Committee hearings are run by the County Council member who is chair of the committee. Kate Stewart is chair of the audit committee. Will Jawando is chair of the education and culture committee.


And a former MCPS associate superintendent put together the packet for the hearing and runs the discussion.

ESSIE MCGUIRE


Yes, she's COUNCIL STAFF.


And was high-level MCPS staff before. We'll have to see if she utilizes that insider experience to shine light on the issues or to cover them up. My guess, with her being a political operator, would be a targeted amount of the former and lots of the latter. Nice for the council to have plenty of $ not only for their own salaries, but for a relative host of staff, who don't exactly make a pittance.

MCPS has those positions, too, but not the BOE, who rely pretty mich entirely on thoae reporting to the Superintendent and whose compensation accounts for less than 10 hours a week for a skill set that we might hope to be, at a minimum, on the level of a mid-level financial analyst or an assistant school principal. Maybe 3-4 hours a week if you want a principal-level equivalent.


Smith promoted her when Zuckerman left and she was in charge of ordering PPE and social distancing the classrooms during the pandemic. When Smith left and McKnight installed all her chief buddies, McGuire left and returned to the council, where she worked before MCPS.


Nice try Chris Cram. McGuire was promoted to be one of three associate superintendents to run all of MCPS. In that position she was over the HR department. She regularly sat in on Board of Education closed door meetings to discuss hiring and staffing decisions.

https://ww2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/mcps-restructure-20200210.html


Janis, you might want to try reading the links you post. In that same message from Jack Smith, he states "the Office of Human Resources and Development will now report directly to the Deputy Superintendent’s Office." The deputy superintendent was McKnight. So no, in fact McGuire was not "over the HR department" as you keep claiming erroneously.


Anyone can read the job description for Essie McGuire and it says it includes oversight of HR.
Anyone can read BOE Closed Session minutes and see McGuire was in Closed Sessions with the BOE.
How stupid do you think Montgomery County citizens are?


You seem to have an odd fixation on Essie McGuire and want to deflect responsibility from McKnight, who was clearly in charge of HR during this time.


Try to keep up.
Essie McGuire is the Council's staff person that is briefing the Council for the hearing today.
If she is protecting McKnight, nothing will come out of today's hearing.


I didn't say *she* was protecting McKnight. Why are *you* trying to claim McKnight wasn't over HR when the link you included says she was?
NP. The point is that Essie McGuire who was formerly a very high ranking person in the MCPS is the Council's staff person that is briefing the Council for the hearing today. So if there's anything she wants to hide for WHATEVER reason, she's in the perfect position to do that.


The point is that if there's anybody who wants to do anything, for WHATEVER reason, there's no way for us to know whether they actually will or won't do it!!!!!1111111111
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