Congratulations to PGCPS Parent and PGCABS Committee Member Lori Morrow on her selection as the parent member for the Maryland State Board of Education! Lori’s name was included in the list of “Green Bag” appointments submitted to the State Senate by Governor Hogan on Friday, February 14th for Senate confirmation.
Last year, the Maryland General Assembly passed SB529/HB0087, State Board of Education — Membership — Teacher and Parent Members. This legislation added two members to the Maryland State Board of Education, a teacher member and a parent member. The teacher member, Rachel McCusker of Carroll County, was elected in November 2019 through a process outlined by the Maryland State Educators Association. As the parent member, Lori was chosen by the Governor from a list of three names the Maryland Parent Teacher Association submitted in December 2019.
Both the parent and teacher members will serve abbreviated terms for their first term. The parent Member will serve until June 2023 and the teacher member will serve until June 2022. Subsequent appointments for the positions will be 4-year terms, as is standard for the regular Board of Education Members appointed by the Governor.
As the parent of two children in Prince George’s County public schools, Lori has served in many volunteer roles including PTA President at Tulip Grove Elementary School and PTSO President at Benjamin Tasker Middle School. She has also served on the PGCPS Board of Education’s Parent and Community Advisory Council. Lori is a frequent contributor to our PGCABS blog (www.pgcabs.org) and one of the managers of our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pgcabschools). You can also follow her on Twitter (@geauxdores).
Press Release regarding Green Bag appointments: https://governor.maryland.gov/2020/02/14/governor-hogan-submits-168-green-bag-appointments/
MSEA Announcement of Teacher Member: https://mseanewsfeed.com/new-teacher-rep-on-state-board-of-ed-10c48f21674
Maryland Education Statute 2-202: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/laws/StatuteText?article=ged§ion=2-202&enactments=false
2019 Legislation: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/sb0529?ys=2019RS&search=True
Learn more about the Maryland State Board of Education: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/stateboard/Pages/default.aspx