Brian Staiger is a busy man in the summer months.
Taking a leadership role on school construction projects this year, Staiger is working to shepherd to completion what will become the new Rock Creek School on the Walkersville Middle School site.
Rock Creek School is a school for children ages 3 to 21 who have severe intellectual, physical, emotional, hearing, visual and learning disabilities. A number of benefits have been found for these children when their schools are adjacent to another school, Staiger said. For example, Rock Creek students can interact with other students. But determining which school would be the new home for Rock Creek students was arduous from the start.
On the latest episode of Frederick Uncut, Staiger sat down with podcast host Colin McGuire and News-Post education reporter Emma Kerr to walk through the early, contentious stages of finding a location for the new school through to addressing the latest "bait-and-switch" allegations from Walkersville officials.
He also tells you a few bits about his journey to FCPS and answers a question about his favorite restaurant in a bait-and-switch of our own.