Montgomery school board members, heeding their new superintendent’s advice, delayed a scheduled vote Thursday on what could be the county’s first charter school.
The Board of Education was slated to take action on the proposed Community Montessori school in Kensington for pre-K through the third grade. In June, recently retired Superintendent Jerry D. Weast recommended approval for the proposal.
But board members stalled over the key issue of which students would receive the highest priority to attend the school. New Superintendent of Schools Joshua P. Starr recommended that the board review the situation and vote on the matter July 25, rather than rush through an approval and risk setting a bad precedent.