Speak Out!

March 30, 2005

THE ISSUE:

Anne Arundel County delegates on Friday backed a new proposal for selecting county school board members.

Instead of asking voters to pick from among the current system and two alternatives, the new proposal would have a county commission nominate board members as seats become vacant starting in 2006. The governor would appoint the members, who would run unopposed in the next general election. Currently, a nominating convention forwards the names of school board candidates to the governor, who makes the final picks but is not compelled to choose from the convention's selections.

YOUR VIEW:

Should the General Assembly back the new proposal for picking school board members? Tell us what you think at arundel.speakout@baltsun.com by tomorrow. Please keep your responses short, and include your name, address and phone number. A selection will be published Sunday.

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