As reported in the Baltimore Sun, Anne Arundel County executive Steve Schuh has appointed an outgoing member of the Board of Education to a newly created post within county government.
[Amalie] Brandenburg was appointed as the education adviser to the county executive Friday morning. She will act as a liaison for Anne Arundel Community College, the library system and the Board of Education. It’s a new position for the county, and is part of a comprehensive reorganization of the county government.
In speaking about her service on the Anne Arundel County’s Board of Education,
Brandenburg said that in previous years, it felt as though the school system wasn’t being a team player with its budget requests. In tough economic times, it was hard to justify asking for 6 to 8 percent over maintenance of effort, the state-mandated amount the county must pay to the schools.
“I felt like it was very unreasonable and didn’t present ourselves as team players. We are all in this together. The community college needs it, the library needs it,” she said.
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