Looks like a Work Group was formed to advise the Board of Education on putting out local public school fields for competitive bids by prospective sponsors. Apparently, in the past some fields had certain sponsors that were given exclusive access to a field year after year, without any opportunity for other organizations to bid on the opportunity.
Was there any public notice of this Work Group? (See Maryland Open Meetings Act) Looks like the Carderock PTA was involved. Did they sign Confidentiality Agreements to participate in this discussion? Note that first up to have their field subject to competitive bids is a Whitman Cluster school.
...Late last year, it was brought to our attention that other non-adopting athletic organizations would like the opportunity to compete for fields that either were adopted or dominated by an historic user. A work group comprising Montgomery County Government CUPF staff, Montgomery County Department of Parks (Parks) staff, and MCPS staff was formed to discuss a process change in order to offer fields on a competitive basis to all interested and qualified athletic groups. As a result of these meetings, a new protocol was formulated and agreed upon by MCPS and Parks...June 25, 2012 Montgomery County Board of Education Meeting Agenda Item 3.2.4