Bill withdrawn on Arundel elected school

General Assembly

March 12, 2004

Bill withdrawn on Arundel elected school board vote

Sponsors of a House bill that would have allowed Anne Arundel County voters to decide whether to establish an elected school board have withdrawn their proposal.

Del. Tony McConkey, a Severna Park Republican who spearheaded the bill, said he failed to draw enough support within the Anne Arundel delegation.

McConkey said he will work over the summer with other delegates to craft a version of the bill that a majority of the delegation can support at next year's session. He said he believes most of his fellow delegates feel the current system of a governor-appointed school board is not working well, but "a majority of us can't agree on what the new system should be."

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