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Statute Text

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Article - Education
§3–110.  
(a)    (1)   The Anne Arundel County Board consists of 9 members who shall be appointed as follows:
(i)   3 from the county at large;
(ii)   1 each from legislative districts 30, 31, 32, 33, and that portion of legislative district 21 that lies within Anne Arundel County; and
(iii)   1 student member.
(2)   Except for the student member, the Governor shall appoint a member of the county board from a list of nominees submitted by the School Board Nominating Commission of Anne Arundel County as provided in subsection (b) of this section.
(b)    (1)    (i)   There is a School Board Nominating Commission of Anne Arundel County.
(ii)   The purpose of the Commission is to select nominees to be recommended to the Governor as qualified candidates for appointment to the Anne Arundel County Board of Education.
(iii)   The Commission shall hold at least two public hearings on the selection of nominees before recommending to the Governor nominees for appointment to the county board.
(2)   The Commission consists of the following 13 members:
(i)   Three members appointed by the County Executive of Anne Arundel County from the county at large:
1.   One of whom shall be a parent of a child enrolled in the Anne Arundel County public school system; and
2.   No more than one of whom may be a current employee of Anne Arundel County;
(ii)   One member appointed by the Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County;
(iii)   One member appointed by the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce;
(iv)   One member appointed by the Anne Arundel County Community College Board of Trustees;
(v)   One member appointed by the Association of Educational Leaders (AEL);
(vi)   Two members appointed by the Anne Arundel County Council of Parent Teacher Associations who may not:
1.   Be affiliated with a teachers’ union or association; or
2.   Be a current employee of Anne Arundel County;
(vii)   One member appointed by the Anne Arundel County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP);
(viii)   One member appointed by CASA de Maryland;
(ix)   One member appointed by the Anne Arundel Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee who is a parent of a child with special needs in the Anne Arundel County public school system; and
(x)   Beginning June 1, 2016, and every 2 years thereafter, one member appointed by a chamber of commerce based in Anne Arundel County on a rotating basis in the following order:
1.   The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce;
2.   The Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce;
3.   The Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce;
4.   The Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce; and
5.   The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce.
(3)    (i)   Each member of the Commission must be a resident of Anne Arundel County.
(ii)   Except for the members appointed under paragraph (2)(ii) and (v) of this subsection, a member of the Commission may not be a current employee of a county school board.
(4)    (i)   The Commission shall select a chair from among its members.
(ii)   The term of the chair of the Commission is 2 years.
(5)    (i)   Except as provided in subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph, the term of a member of the Commission is 4 years.
(ii)   The term of a member appointed by a chamber of commerce under paragraph (2)(x) of this subsection is 2 years.
(iii)   A member may be reappointed but may not serve more than 8 years.
(6)   The Anne Arundel County Board of Education shall provide staff for the Commission.
(7)    (i)   The affirmative vote of at least eight members of the Commission is required for the approval of any action.
(ii)   A member of the Commission may not vote by proxy.
(8)    (i)   The Commission shall require each applicant for nomination to complete an application that includes:
1.   The full name and address of the individual;
2.   Any former name used by the individual;
3.   A statement as to whether the individual has any conviction for a crime that:
A.    Relates to the responsibilities of a member of the county board; and
B.    Has not been expunged or otherwise shielded;
4.   A statement as to whether the individual has been adjudged bankrupt or insolvent; and
5.   A declaration that the statements made in the application are true, correct, and complete to the best of the individual’s knowledge and belief.
(ii)   The Commission shall consult the Maryland Judiciary Case Search to verify the statements made by the applicant under subparagraph (i) of this paragraph.
(9)   Beginning January 1, 2008, for each nomination to the county board, the Commission shall submit to the Governor a list of nominees that contains:
(i)   At least two names for each vacancy; or
(ii)   If there are fewer than two applicants for a vacancy, the number of names that is equal to the number of applicants for the vacancy.
(c)    (1)   Following the appointment of a member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education by the Governor, a member may serve for the remainder of the member’s term, as provided in § 3–108(c) of this subtitle, subject to the approval or rejection of the registered voters of the county at the next general election.
(2)   A member of the county board is eligible for nomination and reappointment for a second consecutive term in accordance with the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this section.
(3)    (i)   The approval or rejection of a member of the county board by the registered voters of the county provided for in subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph shall be a vote for the member’s retention or removal.
(ii)   On receipt of the notice required under § 5–301(h) of the Election Law Article, the name of the member of the county board shall be placed on the appropriate ballot and shown, without opposition, and the voters shall vote for or against the member’s retention as a member of the county board.
(4)   If the voters reject the retention of the member, or the vote is tied:
(i)   The position shall become vacant 10 days after certification of the election returns;
(ii)   The member shall resign from the county board effective 10 days after certification of the election returns; and
(iii)   The member may not continue to serve on the county board.
(d)    (1)   The student member shall:
(i)   Be a regularly enrolled senior year student of good character and in good standing in an Anne Arundel County public high school;
(ii)   Be selected in the student’s junior year by a method selected by the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils of Anne Arundel County;
(iii)    1.   Serve a term of 1 year; and
2.   Continue to serve after graduation and until a successor is appointed and qualifies.
(2)   If a vacancy in the position of the student member occurs during the term of the student member, the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils shall:
(i)   Conduct a special election at its next general meeting; and
(ii)   By utilizing the same method that it used to select the previous student member of the board, select another student member to fill the vacancy.
(e)   A board member who does not maintain the residency qualification shall be replaced as a member.
(f)   If the boundary line of a legislative district changes, an incumbent member of the county board who, because of the change, no longer resides in the legislative district from which the member was appointed may complete the term.
(g)    (1)   The President of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education is entitled to receive $8,000 annually as compensation and, except for the student member, the other board members are entitled to receive $6,000 each annually as compensation.
(2)   A student member who completes a full term on the board shall be granted a scholarship of $6,000 to be applied toward the student’s higher education costs.