It took Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) less than a month to select Lyn Mundey to fill the school board seat vacated by Carletta Fellows (District 7) earlier this year.
After Donna Hathaway-Beck (District 9) resigned in late August, Baker quickly started accepting applications. Christian Rhodes, his education adviser, said at the time that the county executive planned to make an appointment by the end of September.
Three months later, the seat remains empty.
Baker has appointed four members on the 14-member board, which includes a student member.
Filling Hathaway-Beck’s seat would help Baker, who earlier this year sought a complete takeover of the school system, solidify his influence over the board.
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