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Governance Team: The Board of Education

Our Mission: We set the standard for public education.

In Frederick County, seven elected members and one nonvoting student member of the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools work together as the school system governance team. A system of site-based management gives each school’s principal and team of staff, parent and community representatives  responsibility for implementing system policies and curriculum.
  
Policy Makers   The Board of Education sets policy not otherwise controlled by federal and state laws. It reviews and approves local education budgets for funding by the Board of County Commissioners and oversees expenditures from county, state and federal sources.
Contact the Board of Education
 
Write:      191 South East Street
                 Frederick, MD 21701
Call:         301-696-6850
Fax:        301-696-6950
Email:      boe@fcps.org
 
Watch FCPS TV on Comcast Channel 18 in Frederick County.  Meetings broadcast live and next evening.    
 
Administrative Director: Judith Ricketts,
301-696-6850
Sr. Executive Secretary: Nuala McCarthy,
301-696-6915
 

Responsibilities   The Board hires and reviews the work of the Superintendent, monitors implementation of the school system’s master plan and gives final approval to curriculum matters and materials, staff appointments, equipment purchases, land acquisitions, and school construction, renovations and repairs. The Board has two standing committees: the Curriculum and Instruction Committee and the Facilities and Finance Committee. Both review the issues and make recommendations to the full Board.

Elected   Elected Board members serve 4-year staggered terms. The student member is a high school student selected by the Frederick County Association of Student Councils. A member of the Board of County Commissioners serves in a liaison capacity.
 

Superintendent    As the chief executive officer of the Frederick County Public Schools, the Superintendent serves as the system’s curricular, fiscal and community leader. The Superintendent is responsible for assuring that the school system carries out Maryland public laws relating to schools, the Maryland State Board of Education’s bylaws and policies, and the local school Board’s mission, goals and policies. The Superintendent also serves as secretary-treasurer to the Board of Education.

 
 
 
 
 
Last Modified on June 28, 2012