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Senator Edwards to Push for County Commissioners to Fill School Board Vacancies

December 14th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

State Senator George Edwards says that he will introduce legislation to have the Allegany County Commissioners fill future school board vacancies.  Edwards says that Garrett County follows that policy.  Governor Larry Hogan appointed Dr. Ed Root to fill the vacancy created by the departure of Wayne Foote from the school board.  Edwards says he favors more local control of such matters.

5 Responses to “Senator Edwards to Push for County Commissioners to Fill School Board Vacancies”

  1. December 14, 2019 at 8:36 am, Steve Faulkner said:

    Not a good idea. Too easy with a small number of board members to load the board with “friends” like we just tried to do.


    • December 14, 2019 at 9:57 am, Jay said:

      Nooooooo . . . . . .


  2. December 14, 2019 at 11:16 am, Kevin said:

    No, No, No, No, No, No, No. Never, ever, never. Voters often elect a school board that is at odds with the commissioners. I heard so clown names that were being thrown around in the mix when Amigo Foote was banished. Nightmares all. I have a picture of a school boraed picked by McKay, Valentine and Brodie. Well meant fellows but they see education as wasted money. No. No. No. Keep the commissioners out of the process. The Governor is doing just fine. Bad idea. Bad. Bad, BAD.


  3. December 15, 2019 at 11:27 am, mac said:

    Just because Garret County does it doesn’t make it right. Keep local politics and personalities out of the equation.
    Could this be some type of quid pro quo with the Allegany County officials and Senator Edwards?


  4. December 15, 2019 at 11:34 am, mac said:

    > According to the Times News story Senator Edwards thinks this new bill should only apply to Allegany County and not the whole state.
    If this is such a good idea why not make it universal? What makes Allegany County different?


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