Dundalk Eagle - Delegate Olszewski Firmly Behind Elected Representation on School Board; Senator Stone Reconsiders
DELEGATE OLSZEWSKI: "In response to this year’s failure of the school board bill, Del. Olszewski told The Eagle that he was "disappointed with the recent vote in the state Senate that effectively killed the proposal to create a partially elected school board in Baltimore County." He explained, "Considering how much state and county taxpayer money that goes to our school system, and how important the school system is in determining the vibrancy of our communities, it is fair and reasonable to have a system for selecting members of the school board that makes them responsive and directly accountable to the people they represent."
SENATOR STONE: "When asked to respond to the bill’s supporters, who argue that an elected school board would increase the public’s voice in school board matters, Stone responded, “They have a good argument there. I don’t know why [the public] is not given more of an audience.” He added, “I hadn’t even thought of that.”
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