Calvert County Commissioners May Appoint New School Board Members

As reported by Southern Maryland Newspapers Online, The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners will be facing unexplored territory in a couple of months when at least one, maybe two, school board members will be leaving before the end of their term.  As described in the article,

According to the Annotated Code of Maryland Education Article 3-301, “The County Commissioners shall appoint a new member to fill any vacancy on the county board for the remainder of that term and until a successor is elected and qualifies.” . .

County Attorney John Norris said he does not know of a time recently when county commissioners have had to appoint a replacement board of education member. . . Terry Shannon, county administrator, said while the decision is up to the commissioners who are still in office, it would make sense for the decision to be deferred to the next board since they will be primarily working with the school board.

Calvert County Administrator Terry Shannon will be speaking to newly elected officials on the topic of local government structure at MACo’s Winter Conference, January 7-9 in Cambridge, Maryland.  The Conference will feature several education sessions intended to introduce nuances in local government structure and county government’s relationship to other local agencies.

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