Kill the Bill
The revised HB625 passed the House of Delegates by a 131-1 vote yesterday. And the bill, upon reading the third reader copy available online is actually worse than imagined. The bill will require the Governor to appoint the nominee of the School Board Nominating Commission. The Commission will consist of of the Governor's five appointees, the County Executive's two appointees, and representatives from organizations such as TAAAC, and the Community College Board of Trustees. The Governor will not be given the leeway to appoint somebody else, not will the current School Board Nominating Covnention be able to suggest candidates of their own.In the guise of making the board "more accountable", the Board has been made less accountable. This bill is an embarassment and I hope that the Senate gives in the proper burial it deserves.