Prince George’s Finalizes New School Board Membership

As reported in the Washington Post, three new members were appointed to the Prince George’s County Board of Education on Monday, completing the expansion of the board set into place by a law passed by the General Assembly this year.

Under the new structure, the formerly all-elected school board now holds three spots — including the chairmanship — for the county executive’s handpicked members and another spot for a county council appointee.

Aiming to strengthen a school system that ranks among the weakest in Maryland, the plan requires that the executive’s appointees have experience in fields such as education, finance, and management and that the council choose a parent of a current Prince George’s student.

For more information, see the full story from the Post and our previous posts on Conduit Street:

Media, Citizens Discuss Prince George’s School Board Changes

Prince George’s Schools Take New Path