Candidates sought for Baltimore City school board

If you are concerned with public education and live in Baltimore City, the Maryland State Board of Education has a volunteer job for you.

The MSBE is seeking candidates to serve on the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners. The Board is responsible for raising the level of academic achievement of the students in the Baltimore City Public School System, improving the management and administration of the city’s public school system and is held accountable for the academic achievement of the public school students in Baltimore City.

Regular public meetings of the Board are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Commissioners are appointed for three-year terms of office and receive no financial compensation for their service on the Board, just a shared vision that every student graduate ready to achieve excellence in higher education and the global workforce.

Two of the highest priorities are improving student achievement and establishing effective management systems in support of quality instruction. The Board has worked tirelessly to achieve those goals and has been recognized by the National School Boards Association with the 2010 Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence and the 2009 CUBE Progressive Leadership Award.

To apply, interested individuals must submit an application and supplementary materials to the Maryland State Board of Education by 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 15.

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