Matthew Post, a rising senior at Sherwood High School, was sworn in as the 40th Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) July 6. Post was sworn in by Karen Bushell, Chief Deputy Clerk, Montgomery County Circuit Court.
Post was elected to serve a one-year term on the Board by middle and high school students of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). He received 62.7 percent of the vote in the April election in which 85.4 percent of eligible students cast ballots.
Post recently served as the Montgomery County Regional Student Government Association (SGA) Vice President. He also served as the Chief of Staff for the SMOB Advisory Council for the past two years.
The SMOB is a voting member of the Board of Education. As a result of legislation passed during the 2016 session of the Maryland General Assembly, the SMOB can now vote on matters related to collective bargaining, capital and operating budgets, and school closings, reopenings and boundaries. The SMOB cannot vote on negative personnel actions. The SMOB is not paid, but receives a $5,000 college scholarship, student service learning hours, and one honors-level social studies credit.
Post succeeds the current SMOB, Eric Guerci, a 2017 graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.
For more information, visit the Student Member of the Board website.