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Board of Education Committees

Academic Achievement Committee

Committee Charge:

The Academic Achievement Committee is charged with overseeing, on behalf of the Board of Education, the development and implementation of the school system’s academic programs, operations involving student affairs, and initiatives designed to ensure effective and timely parent and community engagement with the school system. The committee’s portfolio shall also include issues involving closing gaps in student academic performance, extra-curricular activities, improving outcomes in low performing schools and among underserved populations, enhancing outcomes for high-performing schools and students, and addressing issues involving educational equity. Upon adoption of academic, extracurricular and parent and community engagement policies by the Board of Education, the committee shall monitor the implementation of the policies. The chair of the Academic Achievement Committee, or their designee, shall serve as the Board’s liaison to the Washington Area Boards of Education (WABE).

Committee Membership:

  •  Shayla Adams-Stafford, Committee Chair
  • Joshua M. Thomas, Committee Vice Chair
  • Alvaro Ceron-Ruiz, Student Member of the Board
  • Dr. Zipporah Miller
  • Curtis Valentine, M.P.P.
  • Dr. Juanita Miller, Board Chair (ex-officio Committee Member)

Policy And Governance Committee

Committee Charge: 

The Policy & Governance Committee is charged with facilitating short and long-range strategic planning for the school system, providing oversight of Board policy, legislative and government matters involving federal, state, county and municipal governmental agencies and officials. The committee shall ensure that Board governing policies are current, and compliant with federal, state and county laws and consistent with best practices in public education. In December of each year, the committee shall develop the legislative agenda for the year for the Board to consider. The committee shall also review proposed federal, state and county proposed legislation and recommend positions to the Board of Education. The committee shall monitor the development of Board policies and associated administrative procedures to ensure effective implementation of approved legislation. By majority vote, the Board of Education may require the committee to submit policy proposals for its consideration. The chair of the Policy and Governance standing committee, or their designee, shall serve as the Board’s liaison to the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE) Legislative Affairs and Federal Relations committees. The Board Executive Director shall attend all Policy and Governance meetings to provide necessary input regarding governance, policies, procedures and legislation.

Committee Membership:

  • Judy Mickens-Murray, Committee Chair
  • Pamela Boozer-Strother, Committee Vice Chair
  • Alvaro Ceron-Ruiz, Student Member of the Board
  • Sonya Williams
  • Dr. Juanita Miller, Ex-Officio Committee Member

Operations, Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee

Committee Charge:

The Policy & Governance Committee is charged with facilitating short and long-range strategic planning for the school system, providing oversight of Board policy, legislative and government matters involving federal, state, county and municipal governmental agencies and officials. The committee shall ensure that Board governing policies are current, and compliant with federal, state and county laws and consistent with best practices in public education. In December of each year, the committee shall develop the legislative agenda for the year for the Board to consider. The committee shall also review proposed federal, state and county proposed legislation and recommend positions to the Board of Education. The committee shall monitor the development of Board policies and associated administrative procedures to ensure effective implementation of approved legislation. By majority vote, the Board of Education may require the committee to submit policy proposals for its consideration. The chair of the Policy and Governance standing committee, or their designee, shall serve as the Board’s liaison to the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE) Legislative Affairs and Federal Relations committees. The Board Executive Director shall attend all Policy and Governance meetings to provide necessary input regarding governance, policies, procedures and legislation.

Committee Membership:

  • Kenneth F. Harris, II, Committee Vice Chair
  • Dr. Juanita Miller, Board Chair
  • Madeline LaSalle-Frazier
  • David Murray
  • Curtis Valentine, M.P.P.