Board of Education Seeks Applicants for District 5

April 28, 2004
Individuals who live in Board of Education District 5 in Eastern Montgomery County are invited to apply for the vacancy created by the upcoming resignation of Reginald M. Felton, who will be leaving the Board by July because of a change in residency.

The appointment of an individual to complete the remaining two years of the position’s current term will be made by the Board of Education. The appointment process includes a review of submitted applications, personal interviews, voter registration verification, and confirmation of district residency. The Board is expected to complete the process by the end of June.

Applications must be received on or before May 28, 2004, by 5:00 p.m. Individuals are requested to mail, hand-deliver, e-mail, or fax the documents to the Board of Education. The mailing address is 850 Hungerford Drive, Room 123, Rockville, Maryland 20850. E-mails may be sent to The fax number is 301-279-3860. The names and correspondence of all applicants will be available for public review.

Application Requirements

Individuals wishing to be considered for appointment must submit the following:

* A signed letter expressing the applicant's desire and willingness to serve on the Board of Education as the District 5 representative with a term ending in November 2006;

* A brief record of the applicant's personal history and relevant civic, professional, and employment experience (a resume may suffice);

* A statement certifying that the applicant is a registered voter of Montgomery County and resides in District 5, providing the home address; and

* Day and evening telephone numbers and email address (if available) where the applicant can be reached.

In addition to a review of applications, the Board of Education’s appointment process includes interviews of finalists. Interviews will be held on the evening of June 8. The Board's appointment will be made by majority vote in public session no later than June 30, 2004.

By law, the individual chosen must be a registered voter of Montgomery County and reside within the boundaries of Board of Education District 5. The district includes an area stretching from Silver Spring through Burtonsville, Olney, and Brookeville in Eastern Montgomery County.

The precincts that comprise the district are identified in the Annotated Code of Maryland, Education Article, §3-901(f)(3)(viii). The boundaries of the district can be identified by calling the Board of Elections at 240-777-8500. A district map, provided by the Board of Elections, is available at the link below.

Individuals who are subject to the authority of the Board of Education, such as an employee of the school system, may not serve as a member of the Board.

For additional information, please call George Margolies, staff director of the Board of Education, at 301-279-3301.

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