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Peter Franchot

Board of Education considers General Assembly bills

Board of Education considers General Assembly bills

There are 1,278 bills in the House of Delegates as of Wednesday. In the Senate, there are 928. Most bills related to education go through the Anne Arundel County Board of Education for consideration. "We look at [the bills] seriously from the very beginning," said board member Deborah Ritchie. With less than a month until the end of the legislative session, the Board of Education has been busy. At Wednesday's board meeting, 72 of the bills were on the table for review. The board had already taken stances on each of them — for, against, or no position. The school's legislative agenda shapes where the county board votes on each issue. Beginning in January,...