One topic attendees may want to find out the candidates' positions on is the relocation of the Montgomery County Public Schools bus depot, and the related potential involvement of the Blair Ewing Center and English Manor school in that process. Olney residents will want to press the candidates on this issue, as well. A landfill in Olney adjacent to single-family homes at 6001 Olney-Laytonsville Road is also on the list of potential bus depot sites.
The County Council holds the ultimate authority on that decision, but having community allies on the board never hurts. School board members will be elected on Tuesday, November 8. Make sure you are registered to vote now.