Mayor could take more control of city schools
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh would have more authority over picking city school board members under legislation passed Saturday by the General Assembly. Pugh made seeking that authority a priority this year, saying it would help her more quickly make necessary changes to the city school system.
The bill, granted final approval Saturday by the House of Delegates, would remove the governor from the process of selecting and removing members of the city school board.
The law now goes to Gov. Larry Hogan. He has not said whether he plans to sign it. If he did, it would end years of effort by city lawmakers to return full control of the school system to city officials for the first time in 20 years.