The statewide board tasked with overseeing implementation of the landmark Blueprint for Maryland’s Future law is seeking nominations for advisory board members to help guide its work.
The Blueprint Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) is tasked with overseeing the implementation of Maryland’s major education policy reform initiative known as the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.
After much criticism about the lack of geographic diversity of the board’s makeup, and several funding and staffing set backs, the AIB is making good on a promise to circumvent these challenges via advisory committees. At its first meeting, the board voted to establish such advisory committees to help shape its work.
Notably, MACo supported a bill during the 2022 legislative session that would have expanded the AIB’s geographic membership, but that measure ultimately failed.
Advisors are expected to bring new experience, representation, and viewpoints to the work of the board and to the state’s Blueprint implementation processes.
The AIB’s call for applicants reads:
The Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) is deeply committed to the most extensive possible stakeholder engagement that values the rich diversity of Maryland to assist the AIB in transforming Maryland’s education system into a world class system. We want to closely involve as many stakeholders from diverse geographic, economic, racial, ethnic, cultural, and gender backgrounds and representing various life experiences and viewpoints as is possible from across the State.
The AIB is seeking individuals including but not limited to parents, high school students, educators, community and business representatives, who are deeply committed to supporting student success in Maryland to appoint to one of four advisory committees organized around the four content pillars of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future law to provide for more specialized engagement and input on successful implementation of the Blueprint.
- Applicants should complete this Google form.
- Applications are due by midnight on Monday, June 20, 2022.
- If you know of someone who should be considered for selection for an Advisory Committee, you can nominate them by sending the first and last name and email address of a potential applicant to AIB@maryland.gov by Monday, June 6, 2022. AIB staff will send the application link via email to the nominee.
- If you encounter any problems with the Google Form or have any questions, email AIB@maryland.gov.
Prior Conduit Street coverage on the AIB:
- Blueprint Oversight Board Announces DLS’ Rachel Hise as Executive Director.
- Blueprint Accountability Board Holds Second Meeting
- Blueprint Accountability and Implementation Board Meets for the First Time
- Hogan Meets Deadline, Selects AIB Members, Despite Concerns Over Diversity
- Committee Declines to Revisit Blueprint Accountability Nominations
- Gov. Hogan Seeks New, Diverse Applicants for Blueprint Accountability and Implementation Board
- Nominations Open for Blueprint Accountability and Implementation Board