Clarksburg High School Junior Elected Next Student Member of the Board
Dahlia Huh, a junior at Clarksburg High School, has been selected by her peers as the next Student Member of the Montgomery County Board of Education (SMOB). Her term begins on July 1.
About 77 percent of secondary school students cast ballots in the election. Huh received 69 percent of the vote, while her opponent, Calvin Yeh, a junior at Poolesville High School, received 31 percent.
Huh has been active in student government at the school and district level. She is currently serving her second year on the SMOB Advisory Council and her second term as Student Government Association (SGA) vice president at Clarksburg High School. She also serves as the Montgomery Regional SGA secretary.
The SMOB is a voting member of the Board of Education, and can cast votes on all items, with the exception of boundary changes, the capital and operating budgets, collective bargaining, negative personnel matters, and school closings. The SMOB receives a $5,000 college scholarship, student service learning hours, and one honors-level social studies credit.
Board Seeks Comment on Revisions to Policy BLB
The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to Policy BLB, Rules of Procedure in Appeals and Hearings. The updated policy provides Rules of Procedure that govern all appeals to the Board and all hearings before the Board requested by persons who are adversely affected by a recommendation or final decision of the superintendent of schools. This policy does not apply to decisions that are specifically required by statute or bylaws of the Maryland State Board of Education or Board policies/Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) regulations, such as those applicable to special education. This policy is being updated in order to comply with the new Maryland State Department of Education’s regulations regarding student discipline, which must be implemented by the beginning of the 2014–2015 school year.
Individuals who wish to provide comments should respond in writing by Thursday, May 29, 2014. All written responses should be sent to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, 850 Hungerford Drive, Room 122, Rockville, Maryland 20850 or sent by email to the Board of Education at email@example.com. All responses will be shared with the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools.