Montgomery County (Md.) Residents Fighting School District on School Site

Lauren Williams's picture
Monday, May 6, 2013

Montgomery County residents are fighting a plan to build a new middle school in a Kensington neighborhood park, and announced they will file an appeal on a recent court ruling clearing the way for the county to destroy the park.

John Robinson, president of the Rock Creek Hills Citizens' Association, said the group filed a notice of appeal on a recent court decision backing MCPS. Robinson declined to talk specifically about the appeal, but said the matter has gone on for some time and the neighborhood feels there was an error in judgment.

The 13.4 acres in question on Saul Road has been at the center of the dispute between neighbors and the district. MCPS spokesman Dana Tofig said the district owns that land as a school site, and gave it over to the Parks Department under the condition it would have it back if they needed to build a school.

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