Delegation to discuss proposed bills

December 01, 1993|By Staff report

The county's General Assembly delegation will meet tonight in Ellicott City for a public hearing on two recently drafted bills, including one intended to curb the school superintendent's authority to transfer school administrators.

The hearing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Ellicott Room of county government's George Howard Building, and will be followed by a work and voting session on local legislation.

Sen. Christopher J. McCabe, R-14, is sponsoring the bill that would prohibit the county superintendent from transferring all administrative staff members -- principal, vice principals and counselors -- from one school to another. It also would require the superintendent to comply with requirements to notify the school board and PTAs of transfers involving more than 50 percent of an administrative staff.

Mr. McCabe drafted the bill in response to angry reactions to the transfer last spring of Centennial and Mount Hebron high schools' principals and assistant principals.

The other bill would grant a $1,000 annual salary increase for County Orphans' Court judges, who now receive $5,000, and for the chief judge, who receives $5,800.

The delegation already has held a public hearing on 15 other proposed local bills.

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