Schedule public hearings on an elected school board

At the Republican Central Committee meeting this month, we had the pleasure of hearing from Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver. One thing we touched upon in the meeting was the aspect of public hearings for gauging public support of an elected school board in Wicomico County, at the behest of state Sen. Jim Mathias. We […]

Michael Swartz: Wicomico needs an elected school board

In reading a recent summary of the points brought up in testimony before the Maryland Senate regarding our county’s expressed desire to convert from a fully-appointed Board of Education to a “hybrid” elected and appointed body, I seized upon several arguments I’d like to address. The first was the financial argument presented by Sen. Karen […]