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, 2020.

Please carefully read the packet, observing the different deadlines and parts of the application.

2020 information Packet: full packet (pdf file:SMOBAppPacket2019)

School nominations deadline: Friday, October 25, 2019 (scanned and emailed)
Student application packet deadline: Uploaded by Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Students identified and notified for interviews: Monday, December 16, 2019
Candidates interviewed: Saturday, January 4, 2020 (Frederick High School)
Up to five final candidates present at the Legislative Session: Saturday, February 8, 2020 (Frederick High School)