Information Night Set For Students Interested In 2022-2023 Board Of Education Seat


High school juniors in good academic standing can get more information on becoming the 2022-2023 student member of the Board of Education (SMOB) of Anne Arundel County during a virtual information night scheduled for 6:00pm on Wednesday, February 23, via Google Meet. The meeting link will be posted on the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC) website,

This informational meeting is for all interested students to learn about the process of nomination, campaigning, election and appointment. The expectations of office will also be discussed at this information session.

Anne Arundel County’s student member on the Board of Education is the only one in the nation on a local board who has full voting rights. The SMOB is elected by members of the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC) and appointed by the governor.

The nomination process for the 2022-2023 seat opens on February 24 and concludes at 4:00pm on March 16. Nomination forms should be emailed to the Office of Student Leadership at No nomination forms will be accepted after 4:00pm on Wednesday, March 16.

The following are other key dates in the process:

  • March 2: First of two campaign clinics offered by the CRASC. These workshops are designed to help students prepare for elections including SMOB, CRASC offices, class offices and student council offices. These workshops are open to all interested students. SMOB nominees are encouraged to attend. Each workshop will cover separate materials and themes. This clinic will focus on platform development. It begins at 6:00pm via Google Meet.

  • March 9: Second of two clinics sponsored by CRASC. This clinic will focus on campaigning and election presentations. It will begin at 6:00pm via Google Meet.

  • March 16: The 2022-2023 student member of the board nomination period closes at 4:00pm.

  • March 22: SMOB application packets are due to the Office of Student Leadership by 4:00pm. All essays, letters of recommendation, and resumes must be submitted by email to

  • March 28-31: All nominees for SMOB will be scheduled for an interview. These interviews are scored and used to select the three finalists who will advance to the SMOB election.

  • April 21: CRASC will host a live debate at 6:00pm between the three SMOB finalists. This debate will be moderated by a student and the format will be determined by CRASC. It will be livestreamed on AACPS’ YouTube channel.

CRASC will host the student member of the board election in late April. The name of the candidate who receives the most votes in this election will be forwarded to the governor for appointment.


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