Candidates Sought for Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners

Board of School Commissioners


Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young 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.
Please submit a resume and cover letter, by email or hand delivered to:

Office of the Mayor
Attn:   Tisha Edwards
Subject Line: “Baltimore City School Board of Commissioners”
100 Holliday Street, Room 345
Baltimore, MD  21202
[email protected]

To apply, interested individuals must submit the information by 5 PM on Friday, August 30, 2019.

You can also apply online by clicking here.