It’s still unclear whether the Baltimore County Board of Education is allowed to stick to a rule that calls for seven ‘yea’ votes to approve an agenda item, even when the 12-member board is missing members or some abstain. But things would look different if they hadn’t. They would have renewed the chief auditor’s contract, former member Cheryl Pasteur would have been the board’s chair, and construction funds for Towson, Dulaney and Lansdowne high schools would’ve been added to the budget, according to meeting minutes.
What could’ve been: Things would look different had the Baltimore County school board not stuck with a disputed 7-vote ‘majority’ rule
August 2, 2022