Student Member on the Board of Education Application

Education Article §2‑202 of the Maryland General Assembly Statute authorizes the appointment by the Governor of a student member of the Maryland State Board of Education. Approved in 1985 and amended in 2007, this legislation specifies that the Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC) shall have the opportunity to nominate two students for the Governor’s consideration. One of these nominees will be appointed by the Governor to serve a one‑year term as the Student Member of the Maryland State Board of Education.

The responsibilities of this position are extensive, so students should read, research, talk to the current and former state SMOBs, and consider carefully.

Each public high school in Maryland is invited to nominate one student for this position. The student nominee must be regularly enrolled in a public high school, in good standing, and a junior or senior as of July 1, 2019.

Please carefully read the letters below (principal and advisor letter – both have a student letter included).

2018 information Packet: full packet (pdf file) SMOBApplicationPacket2018.Final
Pages requiring completion: (Word file) SMOBApplicationPacket2018selectedpages

School nominations deadline: Friday, October 26, 2018 (electronic submission)
Student application packet deadline: Postmarked by Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Students identified and notified for interviews: Friday, December 14, 2018
Candidates interviewed: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Five final candidates present at the Legislative Session: Saturday, February 9, 2019