BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore City Council wants to have a say in the selection of school board members.


The council members voted unanimously on Monday to ask state lawmakers to give them that influence. The vote came during the council’s last meeting before the September primary election.


Councilman Bill Henry, lead sponsor of the resolution, said it’s not an attempt to say whether board members should be elected or whether the city should have greater control of its schools, according to The Baltimore Sun.


The officials said having prospective school board members examined by the council would help foster more dialogue.



The change would have to be approved by the General Assembly. It wasn’t immediately clear if the idea has support among the city’s representatives in Annapolis.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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