Frederick County School, Frater County Board Of Education, Terry Alvin discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

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Top local stories we're following this hour Frederick county school staffers are learning their longtime superintendent is now on administrative leave This comes a week after the Department of Justice said an investigation found the school system discriminated against students with disabilities The frater county board of education did not expressly link superintendent doctor Terry Alvin's change in status to the DoJ investigation and the subsequent settlement but doctor Eric Torres Phillips with the Frederick county school system says she was put on leave one week after the settlement was announced following the board's closed session Tuesday The 11 year superintendent of Frederick county schools oversaw the district during the span of the investigation which quote revealed thousands of incidents of seclusion and restraint of disabled students Torres Phillips says doctor Mike Marco will step in as the acting superintendent However it's unclear if and when Alban will return Her contract extends to 2023 Megan clarity wtop news New tonight in a special session the Maryland Senate has given final approval to a new congressional district map but it comes amid accusations of gerrymandering Republicans charge that the map was made so that all 8 of the state's congressional districts would favor Democrats We would have loved to have seen the fair and balanced throughout the state and I don't have a sense that we have that And a rondo Republican senator Edward Reilly and he's not alone The Princeton gerrymandering project gave the map an F when it came to partisan fairness and geographic compactness Frederick county democratic senator Ronald young admitted it may not be perfect but I think we've developed a map that's fair Could it be better Probably Passing 32 to 15 the map now heads to governor Larry Hogan who has said he'll veto it he has 6 days to do that Michelle Morello WTP news 8 O 5.

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