The Board Of Education shares its responsibilities with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to establish and oversee educational policies; to make decisions on educational, facility, and financial matters; and to appraise the educational and administrative management of the public school system. The CEO implements public school policies and programs. The BOE may not contradict management and oversight of fiscal affairs except by a 2/3 vote of the BOE. The purpose of the Board is two-fold: to raise the academic achievement of students and the level of engagement of parents, students, and community. The BOE consists of 9 elected members, 3 members appointed by the County Executive, 1 member by the County Council, and 1 student member.
SALARY: $18,000 + $7,000 reimbursement
TERM: 4 years; no term limits
HOW ELECTED: By popular vote within one of nine districts. Districts 1, 4, 5, 7, and 8 are elected during Presidential elections; Districts 2, 3, 6, and 9, during Gubernatorial elections. BOE races are non-partisan and all registered voters may vote in both Primary and General elections. The top two vote getters in each race advance to the General election; uncontested races (only one or two candidates) do not appear on the primary election ballot.
Now that the June, 2014 primary elections have passed, we also know who will be running for the Prince George’s County District 2, 3, 6 and 9 Board of Education seats. We have highlighted below who scored what percentage in the primary election. On this blog, we plan to follow this BOE races for one reason, to make sure you (the voter) make the informed decision by November 4th, 2014 election night and select the right leader in each District. Stay tuned.
According to the Maryland Board of Elections website, we have the following two candidates for the Board of Education District 002,
- Grady, Lupi
- Higgins, Peggy
For Board of Education District 003, we have the following two candidates
- Hernandez, Dinora A – 29.3%
- Waller, Amber – 53.4%
For Board of Education District 006, we have the following two candidates
- Boston, Carolyn M. – 50.9%
- Fletcher, Pat – 33.5%
For Board of Education District 009 we have the following two candidates for the race:
- Domonique Flowers – 35.4%
- Sonya Williams – 42.3%