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Sami Saeed Sworn In as Student Member of the Board of Education
Sami Saeed, a rising senior at Richard Montgomery High School, was sworn in as the 46th Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) on July 11. Saeed was sworn in by Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk Delores Riggs, Montgomery County Circuit Court.
Mr. Saeed was elected to serve a one-year term on the Board by middle and high school students of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). He received 70 percent of 55,598 votes cast in the April 19, 2023, election.
Mr. Saeed has served as the president of the Richard Montgomery Student Government Association (SGA) and as a member of the SMOB Advisory Council and the Montgomery County Commission on Youth and Children. He is an avid writer and has written for both The Tide, Richard Montgomery’s student newspaper, and The MoCo Student newspaper.
The SMOB is a voting member of the Montgomery County Board of Education. The SMOB can vote on matters related to collective bargaining; capital and operating budgets; and school closings, reopenings and boundaries. The SMOB cannot vote on negative personnel actions. The SMOB is not paid, but receives a scholarship (or compensation comparable to their Board colleagues), Student Service Learning hours, and one honors-level social studies credit.
Mr. Saeed succeeds Ms. Arvin Kim, a 2023 graduate of Walt Whitman High School.
For more information, visit the Student Member of the Board website.
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