Friday, February 19, 2016

Message From Senator Mathias On Elected Wicomico County School Board

Friends,

Yesterday the Senate of Maryland unanimously passed SB 145, which will allow the citizens of Wicomico County to determine how our local Board of Education members will be chosen.  As a result of several public hearings held in the county, and much discussion with community leaders and stakeholders, three agreed upon methods were selected to be placed on the 2016 ballot for the voters to decide on.

Wicomico citizens will be able to decide whether our local Board of Education members will be fully elected; fully appointed; or a hybrid (half elected, half appointed) at the ballot box later this year.

Again this is yet another successful example of what we have been able to achieve by working together with the people in our community, who this affects the most, to insure their voice in the process. I am most pleased to see this legislation swiftly move through the Senate, and as I pledged with my full support, this outcome provides for citizens participation, enables diversity in representation, and includes the citizens of Wicomico County to have an active role in deciding how our local Board of Education is chosen. I will continue to work with my colleagues in the House to achieve this bill’s success.

Jim

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Forget any school board elected or otherwise. Just turn the public schools over to the Dept of Corrections. Rename them Pre-Detention Centers. Cutting out the 'middleman' always saves money for the tax payers.

Anonymous said...

Appeasing the public is futile and a waste of time.People complain.Always have,always will.After elected officials are in place they will still find fault and complain,so why change anything?

Anonymous said...

Well nice,now gets some jobs in Somerset county!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Well nice,now gets some jobs in Somerset county!

February 19, 2016 at 10:34 AM

now "gets" some jobs

I think yous needs to gets some edumacayshun