County-wide school system should be explored

Posted 8 May 2020 at 12:15 pm


Jack Capurso and I both graduated in 1960 from Orleans County schools and both wound up in Washington, D.C. suburbs. He in Loudon County, VA – me in Montgomery County, MD. Montgomery County has one school system for over 150,000 students. It is the largest in the state of Maryland, and 14th largest in the country.

Montgomery has one superintendent of schools. Orleans has how many? Montgomery County has one highway department and one head thereof. Orleans has how many?  So, why don’t Orleans County Republicans (who all hate big government) get together and have only one school district and only one highway department?

I’ve been back up here for 20-plus years and have seen some discussion on this issue but much more is needed.

Dennis Seekins