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Article - Education




§3–4A–01.

    (a)    The Cecil County Board consists of six members as follows:

        (1)    One voting member elected from each of the five commissioner districts; and

        (2)    One nonvoting student member.

    (b)    The five voting members of the county board shall be elected at a general election as required by subsection (c) of this section.

    (c)    (1)    A member from a county commissioner district shall be a resident of the district.

        (2)    A member from a county commissioner district who no longer resides in the district may not continue as a member of the county board.

        (3)    A candidate elected to the county board shall be a registered voter and resident of Cecil County for at least 3 years.

    (d)    (1)    Except as provided under subsection (e) of this section, each voting member serves for a term of 4 years beginning on the first Monday in December after the member’s election and until a successor is elected and qualifies.

        (2)    A voting member may not serve for more than two terms.

        (3)    The Governor shall appoint a new member to fill any vacancy on the county board for the remainder of that term and until a successor is elected and qualifies.

    (e)    The terms of the voting members are staggered as follows:

        (1)    Members of the county board from commissioner districts 3, 4, and 5 shall be elected at the 2006 general election and every 4 years thereafter; and

        (2)    Members of the county board from commissioner districts 1 and 2 shall be elected at the 2008 general election and every 4 years thereafter.

    (f)    (1)    The student member shall:

            (i)    Be an eleventh or twelfth grade student in the Cecil County public school system elected by the high school students of the county in accordance with procedures established by the school system;

            (ii)    Serve for 1 year beginning on July 1 after the election of the member;

            (iii)    Be a nonvoting member; and

            (iv)    Advise the county board on the thoughts and feelings of students.

        (2)    Unless invited to attend by an affirmative vote of a majority of the county board, the student member may not attend an executive session.



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