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Baltimore Co.¿s school board task force meets today

From Baltimore County government reporter Alison Knezevich: 

Baltimore County's task force on the selection of school board members is set to meet today at 4 p.m. at the Randallstown Community Center, after a controversial meeting last month.

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In September, the board took an unexpected vote on the selection issue, ruling out having at least a partially elected board. Members who support a hybrid board weren't at the meeting to weigh in. The group could reverse the vote today.

One task force member, former County Executive Jim Smith, sent a final proposal to the task force earlier this week. Smith wants to reduce board members' terms from five years to three, and cut the board's size from 11 members to nine. Smith, who opposes an elected school board and called for the vote last month, recommends that the governor appoint all members after getting suggestions from a nominating committee.  Click here to read the entire proposal, which was sent to The Sun.

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