Capital Article

Pacella, Rachael, Glen Burnie man won’t reapply for Board of Education seat, December 18, 2017

Snider Response

“On Nov. 14 the commission met to interview the candidates. Shortly after, officials learned Driver was issued a no trespassing letter by Glen Burnie High School in 2010.”

My sense after observing the meeting on Nov. 14 is that some commissioners had already made up their minds prior to interviewing the candidates. My evidence was either the way they asked their questions or their giving up altogether the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates. It seemed to me that with only two candidates and no other public opportunities to ask questions, this casual attitude toward the public questioning of the candidates was remarkable.

My sense is that the information presented in this news story does little to capture the dynamics behind the commission’s rejection of the two candidates.