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Local News
8:01 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Potential Conflict of Interest for Larry Dodd

Larry Dodd
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Larry Dodd who was just elected to the Wicomico County Council has a potential conflict of interest.

He also serves on the Wicomico County Board of Education.

For the moment Dodd says he will serve on both bodies at least until 2015.

He told the Salisbury Daily Times that with board of education Vice President Donald Fitzgerald’s term ending after 2014 he wanted to make it easier for Republican Governor-elect Larry Hogan to make both appointments at the same time.

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Local News
9:06 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Maurice J. Moyer Academic Institute’s Charter Will Not be Renewed

The Maurice J. Moyer Academic Institute’s charter will not be renewed.

After more than a year of warnings, Secretary of Education Mark Murphy and the state Board of Education voted unanimously yesterday to revoke the charter.

That means it will close by the end of the school year.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Murphy said he recognized that this was a difficult decision for the community and that the state would work with residents to ensure a smooth transition.

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Local News
8:01 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Parents Complain About Board of Ed Decisions in Wicomico County

Parents told the Wicomico County Board of Education that they are upset by two recent decisions about where their children will attend school in the coming year.

During a public meeting yesterday that they said they were opposed to the district decision to consolidate its Magnet accelerated learning program.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that parents with children enrolled in the Magnet program at Pemberton Middle School complained about the decision to only have the program at North Salisbury Elementary School for the 2014-15 school year.

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10:06 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Ballot Measures Facing Wicomico County Voters

Wicomico County voters will be facing some charter changes this fall.

Among the measures on the ballot is one dealing with petitions filed with the election board.

It would require residents to gather 20 percent of the number of voters who cast ballots in the last presidential election or 10-thousand people whichever is fewer.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that currently the number is 15 percent of registered voters in the county.