An individual who wishes to serve as the teacher member on the State Board of Education must meet the following requirements to be placed on the ballot:
Prospective Candidates: If your Maryland certificate expires on December 31, 2021, and has not been renewed, you are required to work with your Local School System (if employed) or MSDE (if employed in a nonpublic school) to renew your certificate prior to the submission of your nomination.
Voters: All complete applications submitted by January 1, 2022, will be processed by February 23, 2022, allowing individuals to vote in the election.
Completed nomination forms must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org during this period. Nomination forms will not be accepted before 12:00 a.m. on January 1, 2022, or after 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2022. The MSDE will not consider teachers as candidates if they fail to submit all of the information required by the nomination form.
The MSDE will complete the review of nominees to determine eligibility of candidates.
The list of eligible candidates will be posted to the MSDE website
All teachers, as defined in COMAR 13A.12.02, with an active certificate on January 1, 2022, will be eligible to cast one vote in the election.
If there are more than 25 candidates on the ballot, a second round of voting will occur that includes the five candidates with the most votes from round one.
Results will be announced on the MSDE website and will include the total number of votes received for each candidate.
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