Arundel Digest




Bill seeks changes for school board

Several Anne Arundel County delegates have again filed a bill that would change the way school board members are chosen in the county.

School board members are appointed by the governor. Names are submitted by a nominating convention, but the governor is not required to choose from among the list.

The bill proposes to limit the governor's choices to candidates submitted by a 15-member nominating commission. Board members would have to be on the ballot in the next general election to retain their positions.

That commission would have five members appointed by the governor, two appointed by the county executive and two by the County Council. The Teacher's Association of Anne Arundel County, the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, the county PTA, the citizen advisory committe, and the Anne Arundel County Community College board of trustees and the Association of Educational Leaders each would appoint one member.

Board members would be limited to two five-year terms.

A version of the bill was approved by the House of Delegates in the last session of the General Assembly, but was not voted on by the Senate before the session ended.


Inauguration set for Mayor Moyer

The inauguration for Annapolis Mayor Ellen O. Moyer's second term is scheduled for 4 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Immediately afterward, a reception will be held downstairs. Information: 410-263-7997.

An inaugural gala will be held at 9 p.m. Dec. 9. The black-tie formal will cost $125 per person. To reserve tickets, call 410-212-1051.


Jones crypt to close over Thanksgiving

The crypt of Revolutionary War sailor John Paul Jones at the Naval Academy will be closed to visitors during the Thanksgiving holiday from noon Wednesday to Nov. 27. It will reopen at 9 a.m. Nov. 28.

Visitors must have a government-issued photo ID.

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