About the Board
The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County consists of eight adult members appointed by the Governor to five-year terms and a student member, elected by county students and appointed by the Governor, who serves a one-year term. Five of the adult members are appointed from the legislative districts that represent Anne Arundel County, with the remaining three being at-large members who must also reside in the county.
The Board typically meets twice a month during the school year. On the first Wednesday, the Board will meet at 8:30 a.m. in an Open Session before proceeding into a Closed Session. The board meeting will resume in an Open Session at 10:00 a.m. On the third Wednesday, the Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. in an Open Session before proceeding into a Closed Session. The board meeting will resume in an Open Session at 7:00 p.m.
Speaking at Board meetings: Those wishing to offer comment during the Public Comment portion of the meeting (for items not appearing on the agenda) must fill out cards prior to the Board establishing the agenda order in the early portion of its meeting. Those arriving after the agenda order has been approved, or who do not fill out cards to speak during the Public Comment portion, may submit written testimony to the Board. Written testimony is also accepted at any time.
Testimony on agenda items will be heard when those items are before the Board. While those wishing to testify on agenda items must still fill out cards, an invitation to the audience will be made for these items.
BOARD MEETING LOCATION
Carol S. Parham Building
2644 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
Special meetings, such as budget hearings, are scheduled annually. All meetings are open to the public & citizen participation is encouraged. At regularly scheduled Board meetings, citizens may comment during discussion of specific agenda items about items of personal interest not appearing on the agenda durng the Public Comment portion of the meeting.