Article - Education
(a) (1) There
is a Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission.
(2) The purpose
of the Commission is to select nominees to be recommended to the Governor
as qualified candidates for appointment to the Baltimore County Board
(3) The Commission
shall hold at least two public hearings on the selection of nominees
before recommending to the Governor nominees for appointment to the
(b) (1) The
Commission consists of 19 members who shall be appointed in accordance
with this subsection.
(2) The Commission
shall reflect the rich cultural, geographic, ethnic, and racial diversity
of Baltimore County.
(3) The Governor,
in consultation with the County Executive of Baltimore County, shall
appoint eight members, one from each legislative district that lies
in whole or in part in Baltimore County.
(4) The County
Executive of Baltimore County shall appoint one member from the county
(5) The following
organizations each shall appoint one member:
(i) The Teachers
Association of Baltimore County;
(ii) The Baltimore
County Chamber of Commerce;
(iii) The PTA Council
of Baltimore County, Inc.;
(iv) Towson University;
(v) The League
of Women Voters of Baltimore County;
(vi) The Baltimore
County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored
(vii) The Baltimore
County Public Schools’ Special Education Citizens’ Advisory
(viii) The Baltimore
County Student Councils;
(ix) The Council
of Administrative and Supervisory Employees; and
(x) The Education
Support Personnel of Baltimore County.
(c) (1) The
Governor shall designate as chair of the Commission one of the eight
members appointed by the Governor under subsection (b)(3) of this
(2) The term of
the chair of the Commission is 4 years.
(3) The Governor
may reappoint the chair of the Commission for a second term.
(4) The term of
a member of the Commission is 4 years.
(d) The Baltimore
County Public Schools shall provide staff for the Commission.
(e) Beginning October
1, 2018, for each nomination for a vacancy on the county board, the
Commission shall submit to the Governor a list of nominees that contains:
(1) At least two
names for each vacancy; or
(2) 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.
(f) (1) Absent
an extraordinary circumstance, the Governor shall appoint a member
to the county board from the list provided by the Commission.
(2) If the Governor
elects not to appoint a member from a list submitted by the Commission,
the Governor shall return the list to the Commission and request that
the Commission submit the names of additional qualified candidates.