ANNAPOLIS - A tug-of-war over who should fill school board vacancies that played out Wednesday in Annapolis might have a cordial resolution.
Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr., R-Washington/Allegany, said the county's General Assembly delegation was "blindsided" Tuesday when the school board requested to revamp a bill on how vacancies should be filled.
Currently, the governor appoints people to fill a Washington County Board of Education vacancy.
The delegation bill calls for appointment power to shift to the Washington County Commissioners.
The school board, however, said Tuesday, through a unanimous vote, that it wants that authority.
Board member Bernadette Wagner said she thought it made sense because the county commissioners fill their own vacancies. Actually, that duty is the governor's.
Board President Roxanne Ober said in a phone interview Wednesday that the concern was about the selection process, not the appointment power.