Voters should have the final say in selecting Howard County school board members

October 02, 2011

Howard County voters should have the final say on how Board of Education members are selected, not a commission appointed by the county executive. During his first term in office, the county executive had a chance to appoint a minority member to the board but instead chose the person with highest total votes among the candidates who were not elected. Yet now he claims to be concerned about diversity on the board.

Bottom line, the voters of Howard County need to have the final say as to whether to keep the current system of electing school board members or to accept the recommendations of the commission.

Marcelino M. Bedolla

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