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(a) The State Board may remove a member of the county board for any of the following reasons:
(2) Misconduct in office;
(4) Willful neglect of duty; or
(5) Failure to attend, without good cause:
(i) At least 75% of the scheduled meetings of the board in any 1 calendar year; or
(ii) Three consecutive scheduled meetings of the board.
(b) Before removing a member, the State Board shall send the member a copy of the charges against the member and give the member an opportunity within 10 days to request a hearing.
(c) If the member requests a hearing within the 10-day period:
(1) The State Board shall promptly hold a hearing, but a hearing may not be set within 10 days after the State Board sends the member a notice of the hearing; and
(2) The member shall have an opportunity to be heard publicly before the State Board in the member's own defense, in person, or by counsel.
(d) A member removed under this section has the right to a de novo review of the removal by the Circuit Court for Dorchester County.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Maryland Code, Education § 3-5A-02 - last updated December 31, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/md/education/md-code-educ-sect-3-5a-02/
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