Board of School Commissioners


Mayor Catherine E. Pugh is seeking candidates to serve on the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners ("Board"). The Board is responsible for raising the level of academic achievement of the students in the Baltimore City Public School System, improving the management and administration of the city’s public school system, and is held accountable for the academic achievement of the public school students in Baltimore City.

Regular public meetings of the Board are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Commissioners are also required to attend committee meetings several times each month; these meetings are often held during normal business hours. Commissioners are appointed for three year terms of office and receive no financial compensation for their service on the Board.

To be eligible for appointment, candidates must be residents of Baltimore City and be at least 18 years old. In addition to these requirements, it is highly desirable that candidates possess one or more of the following qualifications:

  1. Possess a high level of knowledge and expertise concerning the successful administration of a large business, non-profit, or governmental entity and have served in a high level management position within such an entity.
  2. Possess a high level of knowledge and expertise concerning education.
  3. Have a child enrolled in the Baltimore City Public Schools as of the date of appointment.
  4. Possess knowledge of or have experience in the education of children with disabilities. This knowledge or experience may be derived from being a parent of a child with a disability.

This information can be submitted online, emailed, or hand delivered to:

Office of the Mayor

Attn:   Karen Stokes

100 N. Holliday Street, Room 250

Baltimore, MD  21202

[email protected]

To apply, interested individuals must submit the following information by Thursday, July 5, 2018.