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History of House Bill 1114
The first law of its kind in Maryland, was signed into law by Governor O’Malley on May 8, 2007. The new law makes drastic changes in the selection process for members of the Board of Education of Anne Arundel County.
THE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE PROCESS AND STRUCTURE ARE AS FOLLOWS (NONE INCLUDE THE STUDENT MEMBER):
A fifteen member school board nominating commission is created. TAAAC holds a position on the commission. The governor is bound to appoint from the list of nominees provided by the commission. Appointees must submit to a “yes/no” competency vote at the next general election following the appointment.
Further, the number of appointed members is increased from 7 to 8 and Board members will collect a salary of $6,000 per year with the President earning $8,000.