With a contingent of local elected officials and representatives in attendance, Gov. Martin O’Malley signed the controversial and long-debated Harford County Elected School Board legislation Tuesday morning.
Sen. Barry Glassman, Del. Susan McComas, Harford County Councilmembers Mary Ann Lisanti and Dion Guthrie and Edgewood Community Council member Jansen Robinson were in Annapolis for the signing ceremony.
“It has been a long hard struggle but pressure from parents and PTAs helped us get it done,” Glassman said.
Here is a summary of the bill from the Governor’s Office:
HARFORD COUNTY – BOARD OF EDUCATION – SELECTION OF
Requiring that specified members of the Harford County Board of Education be elected; requiring that specified members of the county board be appointed within a specified period of time; establishing the composition of the county board; providing for the qualifications, terms of office, and the filling of a vacancy of members of the county board; establishing a procedure for the election and appointment of members of the county board; etc.
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009