Wednesday, January 16, 2008

School Board Nominating Commission's First Meeting Announced

Newspaper: Capital
Title: New school board process kicks off
Date: January 16, 2008

Annapolis - The county's new School Board Nominating Commission will hold its first organizational meeting tomorrow.

The 11-member commission, which was created last year, is charged with submitting nominees for the county school board to the governor. The governor must then appoint new school board members from that list.

The commission was the legislature's answer to calls for a more democratic school board. Under the previous system, the governor was under no obligation to appoint candidates named by the local nominating convention.

The meeting is open to the public and is set for 6:30 p.m. in the Anne Arundel County Delegation Room in the House Office Building at 6 Bladen St.

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