PARTIALLY ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD BILLS PASSES~ WILL BECOME LAW IN 2018!!
Senator Brochin introduced the Hybrid School Board Bill,
SB 290~ it just passed the Maryland Senate 45-0!!
The Hybrid School Board Bill (SB 290) will go into effect in 2018. Starting then, the school board will be comprised of seven elected members, four appointed members, and one student member. The four appointed members will be recommended by a 19-member Nominating Commission, made up of selected organizations with a vested interest in education. The seven elected members will represent each legislative district whose boundaries lie within Baltimore County. This bill is a significant step forward in creating a more responsive and accountable school board in Baltimore County.
Thanks to the hundreds of Hereford Zone Parents and Hereford Works members who wrote hundreds of letters, emails and testified in Annapolis in support of SB290.
SB290 is a huge victory!
Thank you, Senator Brochin for your hard work in getting this bill passed. We look forward to the future when the Board of Education members will be elected by the stakeholders~ and be accountable to their voters!!