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Become a Student Member of the Board of Education

Section 3-1002(g) of the Education Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, provides that the Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) of Prince George’s County be elected at a special election of the delegates of Prince George’s Regional Association of Student Governments (PGRASG) to be held annually. The Prince George’s County Board of Education and the PGRASG approved the election process for the SMOB in October 1999, followed by the State Legislature’s approval during the 2000 Legislative Session.

The process for electing the SMOB of Prince George’s County shall be as follows:

  • All students interested in SMOB candidacy must be a current sophomore or junior in a Prince George’s County public school and must have a 3.0 or higher grade point average from the preceding quarter. Each interested applicant must complete and submit the nomination packet to the Office of Student Engagement and School Support by the date specified, which shall be at least two weeks before the special election meeting of PGRASG.
  • The nomination packet must be received in the Office of Student Engagement and School Support no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 11, 2022. The packet must be emailed to smob.apps@pgcps.org.
  • All students who have submitted a completed application packet by Friday, March 11, 2022 will then stand before the nominating convention (all voting delegates of PGRASG) on March 23, 2022. The two students receiving the most votes will then proceed to the special election on May 11, 2022.
  • Each student will be asked to research, prepare, and present a five-minute presentation that addresses a current state or county educational issue for the March 23rd nominating convention.
  • On Election Day, each candidate will have the opportunity to present a five (5) minute speech to the PGRASG delegates, followed by a ten (10) minute question and answer period. Upon completion of this process, the PGRASG voting delegates will elect the new SMOB for the upcoming school year. A candidate must receive a majority of the votes from the voting delegates.

Any questions should be directed to Mr. Richard Moody, Supervisor, Office of Student Engagement and School Support, at rmoody@pgcps.org or 301.749.4379.