Who will replace Brian Morris on the city school board?
The city school board will soon be getting at least one new board member when the longtime president of the board, Brian Morris, leaves in July.
Who will replace Morris is a critical question because he has been one of Andres Alonso's strongest backers and has helped to persuade other board members to give the chief executive officer a lot of leeway to carry out his plans.
According to Bill Reinhard, a spokesman at the Maryland State Department of Education, the state decided not to advertise for the position this time around because it received enough volunteers who want to serve on the board. This is unusual for the process, in my memory at least, but Reinhard said that there is no requirement to advertise in the law.
The next step will be for the board to approve a list of candidates that will be sent to the governor and the mayor. They have to agree on the appointment.