Howard County School Board Member Brian Meshkin answered a wide range of questions about the board and county schools during a live blog with Patch on Wednesday afternoon.
He emphasized the need to use new technology to reduce costs, employing six-sigma management techniques to improve operations and lauded the addition of new superintendent Renee Foose to Howard County Public Schools.
He briefly addressed Allen Dyer’s ongoing administrative hearings.
“I voted against the impeachment of Mr. Dyer,” wrote Meshkin, “because I believe it is wrong for the Board of Education to overrule the votes of the public. I am not an extremist. It is extreme to sue the Board of Education that you serve on and it is equally as extreme to impeach a sitting board member who has not broken the law.”
He said that due to his position on the board he is not able to support any of the Board of Education candidates up for election in 2012.
To read Meshkin’s positions on education issues such as Race to the Top, cyber-bullying, transparency during the superintendent search, and how to effectively employ technology in Howard County Schools, read the full transcript from the live blog above.