Note: The press release is being resent with a corrected description of the SMOB's voting rights
Matthew Post, a junior at Sherwood High School, has been elected the Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) for the 2017-2018 school year. Mr. Post’s term begins on July 1, 2017.
All secondary school students were eligible to vote in the SMOB election and 85.4 percent cast ballots. Mr. Post received 62.7 percent of the vote, while his opponent, Alexander Abrosimov, a junior at Richard Montgomery High School, received 37.3 percent.
Mr. Post currently serves as the Montgomery County Regional Student Government Association (SGA) Vice President. He has 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.
Mr. Post will replace the current SMOB, Eric Guerci, a senior from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School who will graduate in May.
For more information, visit the Student Member of the Board website.