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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Thursday, March 23 is key to fight to return elected school board

(Posted 22 Mar 2006)

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From: electedboard@aol.com
Date: Mar 22, 2006 12:28 PM
Subject: Thursday, March 23 is key to fight to return elected school board

KEY EVENTS-A pivotal moment in the fight to restore the elected school board in Prince George's County with members elected from 9 single-member districts will take place tomorrow:

Prince George's County Senate Delegation Meeting
4:00 P.M.

Senator Exum is expected to present SB 1094 for deliberation and a vote. Be there to testify and lobby in support of SB 1094.


Hearing on SB 1094
Thursday, March 23, at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
2nd Floor West
Miller Senate Office Building
Annapolis, MD

Please plan to attend the hearing to testify or to show your support. You can also submit written testimony by letter to Senator Paula Hollinger, Chair, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2 West Miller Senate Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401. Enclose twenty copies.

SB 1094 Summary: Election of school board members from 9 single-member districts; school board member compensation increases from $18,000 to $23,000 ($24,000 for Chair); reduces the expense reimbursement for each member to $5,000 maximum (from $7,000) per year. SB 1094 does not include House provisions to expand open meetings/public notice requirements or to permit members to take a unpaid leave of absence to run in a Primary. Reinstates Shared-Space Council which was deleted from the House Bill.

Please contact Citizens for an Elected Board if you have questions -
electedboard@aol.com or 301/464-5168.

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