Candidates are being sought for the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, also known as the "Board," Mayor Catherine Pugh's Office said Tuesday.
Members of the Board attend public meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, as well as required committee meetings a few times a month, often held during business hours. Terms last three years, and commissioners are unpaid.
Eligible candidates must be Baltimore City residents at least 18 years old.
"It is highly desirable that candidates possess one or more of the following qualifications:
1. Possess a high level of knowledge and expertise concerning the successful administration of a large business, non-profit, or governmental entity and have served in a high level management position within such an entity.
2. Possess a high level of knowledge and expertise concerning education.
3. Have a child enrolled in the Baltimore City Public Schools as of the date of appointment.
4. Possess knowledge of or have experience in the education of children with disabilities. This knowledge or experience may be derived from being a parent of a child with a disability." - Office of Mayor Catherine Pugh
The Board is responsible for leading the district in efforts to raise academic achievement and improve the school system's management, and they are held accountable for the academic achievement of Baltimore City students.
More information about the Board and how to apply can be found on the Mayor's website.