The Montgomery County Council whiffed this week on a chance to pressure the school board into a truly independent investigation of the sexual harassment allegations against longtime principal Joel Beidleman, several council members told MoCo360. Five councilmembers reported feeling blindsided and rushed by a letter circulated Monday by Councilmember Dawn Luedtke (D-Dist. 7) calling for a higher-level investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against Beidleman and the school district’s handling of those claims.
Council ‘missed opportunity’ to pressure MCPS for independent investigation, members say
August 25, 2023