About the Board
The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County consists of eight adult members -- four elected and four appointed by the Governor -- as well as one student member who is elected by county students and appointed by the Governor, who serves a one-year term. Beginning in 2020, the Board will consist of seven adult elected members and a student member.
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. Changes in dates could alter this schedule.
Speaking at Board Meetings
Those wishing to offer comment to the Board during its meetings can sign up online at www.aacps.org/boardtestimony or by phone at 410-222-5311 from the time the agenda is made public on the Friday before a Board meeting until 4 p.m. on the day before a Board meeting.
The Board will continue to hear testimony on agenda items when those items are before the Board. Testimony on items not on the agenda will be heard during the Public Comment portion of Board meetings. To assist the Board, speakers during the Public Comment portion will be grouped by topic. An invitation to the audience will still be made for agenda items. Those who sign up and are not present when their name is called will forfeit their opportunity to speak.
Regardless of whether the testimony is offered on an agenda item or during Public Comment, student-specific concerns, personnel issues, and items under appeal or pending appeal cannot be discussed before the Board.
BOARD MEETING LOCATION
Carol S. Parham Building
2644 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
Communications with the Board
Board Members may be contacted by phone or email. Contact information for individual Board members can be found here.
General questions about Board operations should be directed to the Board Office at 410-222-5311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communications with Board Members or the Board of Education Office - including the phone numbers and email and home addresses contained in them - are part of the public domain and may be subject to disclosure under the Maryland Public Information Act.