Nathaniel Tinbite To Be Sworn In As Student Member of the Board July 8

July 8, 2019

Nathaniel Tinbite, a rising senior at John F. Kennedy High School, will be sworn in as the 42nd Student Member of the Montgomery County Board of Education (SMOB) today, July 8 at 7 p.m., at Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville. Tinbite will be sworn in by Clerk of the Court Barbara Meiklejohn.

Mr. Tinbite 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 74 percent of the vote in the April 24 election in which 85 percent of eligible students cast ballots. Mr. Tinbite served as president of the Montgomery County Regional (MCR) Student Government Association (SGA), and is a founding member of MoCo for Change. He also served as the MCR vice president and chief of staff for former SMOB, Matthew Post.

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 $5,000 college scholarship, Student Service Learning hours, and one honors-level social studies credit.

Mr. Tinbite succeeds Ananya Tadikonda, a 2019 graduate of Richard Montgomery High School.

For more information, visit the Student Member of the Board website.

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