Monday, April 22, 2013

County Executive and County Council Accept Applications for Appointments to Prince George’s County Board of Education


For immediate release:
April 19, 2013

For more information, contact:
Scott Peterson
Deputy Manager of Communications, Press Secretary
Office of Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III

Karen D. Campbell
County Council Office of Communications

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III and the Prince George’s County Council are accepting applications from residents who are interested in serving as appointed members of the Prince George’s County Board of Education.  These appointments are the result of the new school governance structure laid out in Maryland House of Delegates Bill (HB) 1107 , recently signed into law by Governor Martin O’Malley.
Under the new structure, the County Executive and County Council are required to appoint a total of four members to the Board of Education. The County Executive's three appointments must demonstrate high knowledge and/ or experience in at least one or more of the following areas: education; business/finance; higher education and management (non-profit, private or public sector). The County Council appointment must be the parent of a student currently enrolled in the County public schools system.  Appointees, who must be County residents, will serve four-year terms.

Applications are available on the County website, in public libraries and the County Administration Building upon request. Applications should be emailed to or mailed/delivered to the Office of the County Executive, County Administration Building 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772-3050.  All applications must be postmarked or date stamped by Friday, May 10, 2013. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications will be reviewed and referred for final consideration by the County Executive and County Council. Additional information may be requested of appointment finalists.

HB-1107, which goes into effect on June 1, 2013, also enables County Executive Rushern L. Baker III to select the next Superintendent who, pursuant to the legislation, will be referred to as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Prince George’s County Public Schools.   The legislation authorizes the Governor to appoint a three-member selection committee for the CEO of PGCPS that will identify three finalists.  The County Executive will choose the new CEO from the finalists referred to him by the selection committee.  
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