Critics Slam PGCPS Board Campaign Contributions

The CEO of Prince George’s County Public Schools contributed $500 dollars a school board member’s re-election campaign at the same time that school board member was helping renegotiate CEO Kevin Maxwell’s nearly half-million dollar employment contract.

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Board Member Carolyn Boston has now returned the $500 to Maxwell in a suspicious manner after being exposed. Ms. Boston needs to  Give all the money back!

By Bruce Leshan

The CEO of Prince George’s County Public Schools contributed $500 dollars a school board member’s re-election campaign at the same time that school board member was helping renegotiate CEO Kevin Maxwell’s nearly half-million dollar employment contract.

Board Member Carolyn Boston has now returned the $500 to Maxwell. She’s denying she did anything wrong.

But the Maxwell contribution is just one of a series of complaints a group of activist parents has made to the Maryland Ethics Commission.

RELATED: Audit finds big problems in Prince George’s Co. graduation rate

Angry about a series of scandals at Prince George’s County Schools, two moms from DuVal High looked at campaign finance reports on line and were surprised by what they found. Not just that check written by Maxwell to Boston’s campaign in late December, but also a $2,000 check written to Boston’s campaign by Mainstream Development Educational Group, a company that had done business with the schools in 2012 and could have applied to do business in the future.

Then there are checks connected to the husband of Deputy Schools Superintendent Monique Davis and given to another school board member, Sonya Williams. They include a $3,000 check from Davis for Congress and two more checks totaling $4,000 from Friends of Derek Davis.

“I’m angry because if you have an allegiance to someone else besides the people who elected you, or the parents of the children in these schools, then someone else’s agenda gets pushed, said Yolanda Rogers of Concerned Parents of PGCPS Students.

The activists say the contributions violate Maryland’s ethics rules.

But a spokesman for the schools CEO, as well as board member Boston, brushed off the criticism, insisting there was no quid pro quo, and suggesting the complaints themselves are a dirty campaign trick.

But Rogers said, “‘m not running for anything. It’s not political for me. It’s way beyond political. This is about my child and all the children in Prince George’s County.”

Boston said she returned the CEO’s contribution after lawyers told her she could either return the money or recuse herself from voting on Maxwell’s salary package.

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School board member Sonya Williams. Her father is a judge and it appears she is being used to quash things in Prince George’s County anytime they go to court or get sued.  Sonya has received more than $7,000 from Delegate Dereck Davis. She needs to  Give all the money back!

We have yet to hear back from school board member Sonya Williams.

But the deputy superintendent’s husband, Dereck Davis, said he was just trying to help an old friend and talented board member.

Boston says she’s considering suing the activists for slander.

Via WUSA9

Read more >>> Drama at @pgcps as two parents file ethics complaint over campaign contributions – Delegate Davis in the Mix

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Ms. Yolanda Rogers of Concerned Parents of PGCPS Students.

Angry about a series of scandals at Prince George’s County Schools, two moms from DuVal High School looked at campaign finance reports on line and were surprised by what they found.

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Delegate Dereck Davis (chairman of economic matters in Maryland) is said to be the force behind the scenes to derail progress in PGCPS so that his wife can benefit from the fiasco and derailment for personal gain. Davis must go home from the Maryland legislature by electing new leaders to replace him. Dereck Davis is married to Deputy Superintendent Monique Davis

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The CEO of Prince George’s County Public Schools (Dr. Kevin Maxwell) contributed $500 dollars a school board member’s re-election campaign at the same time that school board member was helping renegotiate CEO Kevin Maxwell’s nearly half-million dollar employment contract.

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