Governor Appoints Representatives to New School Safety Center

A July 15 article reports on Governor Martin O’Malley’s announcement of several appointments to a new center on school safety.  The center is designed to reduce violence in schools.

The Maryland Center for School Safety — established in legislation sponsored by Del. Jay Walker (D-Dist. 26) of Fort Washington and supported by O’Malley — will work with public safety and law enforcement partners to establish and promote best practices, collect data, and provide training and technical assistance regarding school safety issues.

Lillian Lowery, the state superintendent of schools, will serve as chair of the center’s governing board, alongside four members representing different groups of the public appointed Monday, according to the governor’s office …

The board also will include seven additional members from agencies and groups such as the attorney general’s office, Maryland State Police, the state Department of Disabilities and the Maryland Association of Boards of Education.

The board will develop a plan to establish and operate the center, provide oversight and approve the center’s annual budget, according to the governor’s office.