The Prince George’s County Board of Education voted Thursday night to oppose a state bill that would require artificial turf fields at all high schools in the county and another measure that would create a task force to study the composition of the school board.
Board members questioned the timing of the proposals, put forth by three state legislators, the motivation behind them and the board’s need to focus on finding a permanent superintendent, among other issues. Former schools chief William R. Hite left in September for a job in Philadelphia....
The task force would study and make recommendations on the qualifications and compensation of board members; the methods for selecting members; the racial and gender diversity of the board; the criteria for accountability, oversight and outcomes; and a protocol for board audits; and addressing audit findings.
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