The following is from Delegate Reid Novotny (District 9A representing Carroll and Howard Counties):
Press Release for HR 1789 “SCHOOL BOARD GRIDLOCK REDUCTION ACT”
Exactly one week ago at 10:15 on 13 January 2021, I had the greatest honor of my professional career to be sworn into office to represent the people of District 9A, Carroll and Howard Counties.
Like many of you, my wife and I are juggling working outside of the house and supporting our nine year old daughter, while she attends virtual Howard County public school.
With that said, I am deeply saddened by the gridlock within the Howard County School Board with respect to deciding on virtual, hybrid, or in person school.
To give back the decisional authority vested into the School Board by the voters of this county, I have introduced House Bill 1789 to ensure that a Student Member of the Board may not be the deciding vote on any issue.
This will not remove the Student Member of the board’s ability to vote and will allow the elected school board members to work on behalf of the students in all our great counties in Maryland.
Gridlock is for Washington not for Maryland and especially not for Howard County.
I look forward to working with my fellow Delegates to ensure the quick passage of this resolution. I would appreciate your support in this endeavor!
Reid J. Novotny, State Delegate, District 9A