The last time Howard County school board members got a raise was in 2000. Is it time for a bump in compensation?
The Board of Education plans to send such a request to the Maryland General Assembly's Howard County delegation, The Baltimore Sun reported.
If the General Assembly approves the necessary legislation, board members could make $18,000 a year, a 50 percent increase from their current salary of $12,000. The board chair could go from making $14,000 to $20,000 a year, according to The Sun.
How does Howard compare to neighboring counties? In Anne Arundel, school board members make half as much money; in Montgomery County, they make more than twice as much.