Business leaders and Carroll residents will be invited to serve on two new panels advising the county school system, Superintendent William H. Hyde announced last week.
Hyde said he hopes to create two 10-member committees -- a business advisory panel and a citizen advisory panel -- to meet with him regularly starting in January.
The task of the business group, Hyde said, is to inform him of the needs of local companies and entrepreneurs and to discuss ways the school system can better prepare students for the work force.
The other group, to be made up of a cross section of residents, will offer ideas for improving the schools and will act as a sounding board for policies under consideration.
Hyde said he will select business leaders partly based on recommendations from the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. Residents will be selected to provide a fair representation of the county, he said.
Those interested in becoming part of either group should call the school system's office of public information, 410-751-3020.