Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The former teacher also says redistricting process is 'broken.'
Ann De Lacy has a lot of questions about the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS), and she plans to bring them all to the table as a newly elected member of the Board of Education. “I will continue to work very hard to make sure that things are open, public and that we have a truly world class school system for every single student in Howard County,” she said Wednesday morning. “I’m going to ask tough questions and expect honest answers.” In a race that at times saw candidates separated by less than one percent, De Lacy came in second place, with 16.6 percent of the vote. Incumbents Janet Siddiqui and Ellen Flynn Giles came in first and third place, respectively. Coming in fourth was Bob Ballinger, with 15.35 percent; David Gertler…
Ann De Lacy will join Janet Siddiqui and Ellen Flynn Giles on the Howard County Board of Education.
Incumbents Janet Siddiqui and Ellen Flynn Giles will return to the Howard County Board of Education next year Joining the board will be Ann De Lacy, a Columbia resident, retired schoolteacher and former president of the Howard County Education Association. At midnight, with 111 of 111 precincts reporting, Siddiqui lead the group with with 22.02 percent of the votes. De Lacy came in second with 16.64 and Giles with 16.43. In a close race, challengers Bob Ballinger, David Gertler and Jackie Scott were all within just over one percent of each other with 15.35, 14.95 and 14.23 percent, respectively. This article has been updated to reflect the final vote count.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
School Board candidate Ann De Lacy says the name-calling is more than uncivil. She says it’s dangerous. Her critics say she's running a divisive campaign.
Board of Education candidate Ann De Lacy says she has become “frightened” by the torrent of online criticism that has been lobbed her way as she wages a controversial campaign to get a seat on the school board in Howard County. She has been called 'volatile,’ 'arrogant' and 'ignorant' by her critics, words that have appeared on blogs and online forums across Howard County. “I’m a 62-year-old woman who served the community as a teacher. I’m a grandmother. I’m a volunteer in schools. So, it’s shocking to me to be called names in such a vociferous way,” said De Lacy, 62. “It’s totally uncivil. More than uncivil, dangerous.” In the 15-person primary in May, De Lacy, of Columbia, finished second with 28.6 percent of the vote. In the general…
Friday, March 30, 2012
Two incumbents revealed information about process of selecting the school system's new leader.
Some candidates running for the three open seats on Howard County's school board said the Board of Education lacked openness in its decision this week to select Renee Foose, deputy superintendent in Baltimore County, as the new superintendent of Howard County schools. That contention was supported by at least one member of the current school board. “I am very pleased with the candidate we ended up with,” said incumbent Allen Dyer. “However, the process was fatally flawed." School board candidate Ann De Lacy agreed during a forum hosted by the Greater Elkridge Community Association on Wednesday. "I do have a problem with the transparency," she said. De Lacy and some of the 12 other school board candidates at the forum expressed concern …