The controversy over school board member Jay Mason’s request to be hired as a teacher in Fredrick County is over, but some questions linger.

Mason’s four-year term on the school board will end in December, but he chose not to seek re-election. Rather, he ran unsuccessfully in a Democratic primary for the state Senate.

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They should have at least discussed it, no matter what they finally would decide.


These days, any Congressman from anywhere and any party "retires" and goes straight to private industry. No penalties like there used to be. Also called the "revolving door" and they get away with that. Why not a small time pol on BOE?


According to a previous FNP article, he isn't certified and has only brief experience as a substitute teacher. It sounded like he's not qualified. Do I recall correctly?


Andy S, here is a prime example.

You wrote a well thought out logical thingie on the matter.

But, you allow the comments of our community’s main news source to go wild. You do not follow your own posted rules. You do not honor reported posts (appropriately). You remove posts (inappropriately) of certain others. And you allow in appropriate posts clearly violating the posted rules.

As far as I know, we are all paying subscribers. Also known as customers. At least I am. At no time did you ever disclose to us that if we participate in the comments here, we agree to being subject to harassment and ridicule, and lies publicly written about us.

See, you are smarter than your comment sections makes you out to be. But you still lack the aptitude to control our commenters in a fair and reasonable manner, you’re not better than the board you’re writing about!

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^^^^ prime offender. You can't play the martyr for a self inflicted wound. Be civil, and stop the ad-hominem attacks and lying.

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Here's another solution. Resign 6 months earlier, & there's no problem.


"It is a good rule, and clearly understandable. The board wants to avoid the appearance of impropriety if elected board members were seen as using their position to help them get a job when their term ends."

Young is fighting for the job he has held for five years after he was fired last week for violating the school system's alcohol policy.

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