Anne Arundel County School Board Nominating Convention has begun itswork to identify candidates for an upcoming vacancy on the county school board. This year's vacancy is to be filled by a candidate residing in Legislative District 33. The convention provides a mechanism for citizen participation in selecting and presenting qualified county candidates for appointment to the governor.

Eligible organizationsare non-profit, non-partisan, have a minimum of 10 members, have duly elected officers, a set of bylaws, regular meetings, are composed primarily of adults and have functioned as an active organization in the county during the past year.

Participating organizations will send delegates and/or alternatesto the April candidate hearings at 7 p.m. on each of the following dates: April 4 at Annapolis Senior High School; April 10 at Old Mill Senior High School in Millersville; April 16 at North County Senior High School; and the May 1 convention at Severna Park High School.

The hearings allow the public to hear from candidates and have questions answered. The May 1 convention will allow for more questioning andwill culminate in an election with all registered delegates or alternates voting for the candidate of their choice.

The top three vote-getters then are identified to the county executive for forwarding with his recommendation to the governor.

Information: Mary Louise Capers, chairman, P.O. Box 29, Severn, MD 21144, 969-4079 or Dawn Fischer, 899 Alfred Drive, Pasadena MD, 21122, 255-9561.

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