Counties Support Expanding Representation on Blueprint Oversight Board

On March 3, 2022, MACo President and Talbot County Councilwoman Laura Price and Associate Policy Director Brianna January testified before the House Ways and Means Committee in support of HB 633 – Education – Accountability and Implementation Board – Membership. This bill alters the membership and qualifications of members of the Accountability and Implementation Board; and requiring the Accountability and Implementation Board Nominating Committee to submit a certain slate of nominees to the Governor on or before August 1, 2022.

From the MACo testimony

Counties look forward to partnering with the AIB to help shape and implement those changes set out by the Blueprint. Unfortunately, the AIB as currently composed, does not reflect the diversity of the state’s local school systems. Currently, the Board lacks representation from whole swaths of the state, namely, Western Maryland, the Eastern Shore, and Southern Maryland. It also does not properly reflect some of the most populous counties of the state, including Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties. Reasonably, this is of great concern for counties as they embark on the daunting task of educational reform and Blueprint implementation.

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