Baltimore County school board tries for better community relations
Lawrence Schmidt, school board president, is responding to criticism that the board has insulated itself from the public by making two changes.
First, the board will travel around the county to hold its meetings. The next meeting, on September 6, will be at Eastern Technical High School and the following meeting will move to New Town High School.
The board also will be changing its policy to allow public comment at the beginning of every meeting rather than the end of every other meeting. Schmidt said this will give the public a chance to comment on a policy before the votes, rather than after.