Kent School Board Members Could Go To Four Year Terms

School board members could fall in line with their counterparts across Maryland if the Kent County Chamber of Commerce gets state law changed. At last week’s meeting, Executive Director Cindy Genther said the chamber wants a bill sent to the legislature setting board of education terms at four years. Of counties with an elected board, only Kent has a six-year term; all others are four years. “Our members believe we will get more residents interested in running for the school board seats,” she wrote in an e-mail. Genther said the Chamber board unanimously supports a bill. Dick Goodall and Joan Horsey were the members who approached her about the change. Commissioners Roy Crow, William Pickrum and Ron Fithian said they would send a memo to the school board about the proposal.