Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Posted at 3:20 PM ET, 11/30/2010

MoCo sells former Rockville high school

By Michael Birnbaum

Montgomery County will sell a hotly-contested former school building to the private school that has leased the land for more than a decade, after the County Council voted Tuesday to approve the sale.

The Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy had sought to purchase the former Robert E. Peary High School in Rockville under the terms of their lease, which allows the sale pending approval from the county executive and County Council. But the Montgomery County Board of Education, the county PTA and others had opposed the deal, saying that school buildings shouldn’t be sold during a time of overcrowding and budget crunches.

Some also questioned the purchase price.

The final vote was 8 to 1, with council member Phil Andrews (D-Gaithersburg-Rockville) opposing the deal.

By Michael Birnbaum  | November 30, 2010; 3:20 PM ET
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Power lunch D.C. style
Next: Help stuff an ART bus: D.C.'s blogs

No comments have been posted to this entry.

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company