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Student Member of the Board

The Student Member of the Board (SMOB) is a voting member of the Montgomery County Board of Education. The SMOB can vote on matters related to collective bargaining, capital and operating budgets, and school closings, reopenings and boundaries, but not on negative personnel actions. Montgomery County is one of two counties in Maryland to give this position full voting rights. The SMOB is not paid, but receives a $5,000 college scholarship, Student Service Learning hours, and one honors-level social studies credit.

Listen to what students had to say about the importance of voting in this election:

Nathaniel Tinbite

Nathaniel Tinbite is the 42nd Student Member of the Board of Education for the 2019-2020 school year. He received 74 percent of the vote in the April 24 election in which 85 percent of eligible students cast ballots.

2019 SMOB Election Results

2019 SMOB Election Results by School

Leadership and Accomplishments

  • Montgomery County Regional (MCR) Student Government Association (SGA), President
  • Montgomery County Regional (MCR), former Vice President and Chief of Staff
  • Founding member of MoCo for Change (formally MoCo Students for Gun Control)
Nathaniel Tinbite
John F. Kennedy High School, Grade 12
Term expires: June 30, 2020