Article - Education
(a) (1) The
Anne Arundel County Board consists of 9 members who shall be appointed
(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
(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
(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
(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
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
(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:
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;
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
(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
(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