Anne Arundel County's delegates in Annapolis voted 9-3 Friday to support a bill that would add elected officials to the county school board.
The legislation, House Bill 367, calls for establishing a "hybrid" school board with a five-member majority elected by county residents for the first time.
Currently, the nine-member Anne Arundel County Board of Education is one of four districts in the state whose positions are entirely appointed by the governor.
Sponsored by Del. Steve Schuh (R-District 31), House Bill 367 would maintain three governor-appointed seats and reserve one board position for a student member.
- Del. Pamela G. Beidle (D-District 32)
- Del. Ronald A. George (R-District 30)
- Del. Herbert H. McMillan (R-District 30)
- Del. Steven R. Schuh (R-District 31)
- Del. Cathleen M. Vitale (R-District 33A)
- Del. Tony McConkey (R-District 33A)
- Del. Robert A. Costa (R-District 33B)
- Del. Don H. Dwyer Jr. (R-District 31)
- Del. Nicholaus R. Kipke (R-District 31)
- Del. Theodore J. Sophocleus (D-District 32)
- Del. Mary Ann Love (D-District 32)
- Del. Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk (D-District 21)
- Del. Michael E. Busch (D-District 30)
- Del. Benjamin S. Barnes (D-District 21)
- Del. Barbara A. Frush (D-District 21)
The bill now heads to the House of Delegates' Ways and Means Committee and, if passed, it will proceed to the full House for a vote.