Harford School Board Heads for Major Changes

The Harford County School Board has substantial changes coming at the end of this month, according to Aegis reporter Kayla Bawroski in the Harford section of the Baltimore Sun.

From the Sun coverage:

The board will not only be expanding from seven to nine members, effective July 1, but three of the sitting seven members will be leaving.

As a result, the board will be larger and have many more new faces, a fact that isn’t being overlooked by an emerging body of critics of Superintendent Robert Tomback.

Once the new board is seated later this summer, only two of the members will be left from the board that hired Tomback in the summer of 2009.

Perhaps the biggest pending departure is President Mark Wolkow, the board’s longest serving member, whose term is expiring.

Wolkow was eligible for reappointment under the convoluted phase-in of a nine-member part elected and part appointed board created by a law passed in 2009. In April, however, he announced he would not seek a new term, citing additional work obligations.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties

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