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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32178

LEONARDTOWN, MD – Superintendent of Schools, Dr. J. Scott Smith, is seeking applicants to serve on the St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Ethics Panel. The Ethics Panel is a five-member body whose primary responsibility is to provide advisory opinions, conduct hearings on ethics complaints, and make recommendations to the Board of Education on matters relating to conflict of interest, financial disclosure, and lobbying disclosure.  Members must be residents of St. Mary’s County, and may not be a member of the Board of Education, subject to the Board’s control, an employee of the Board, an employee of a business entity subject to the authority of the Board, or the spouse/partner of such individuals.  Members should have a genuine interest in the public school system and all children, indicate a willingness to devote the necessary time to function effectively on the Ethics Panel and be able to work effectively as team members, and reflect an ability to think and act objectively and independently and demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities of the panel.

In selecting members of the panel, the board seeks to achieve balance with respect to gender, the demographic makeup of the community, and educators/non-educators.  Panel members serve a three-year term, and they meet at a minimum, quarterly. 

If you would like to be considered, please submit a cover letter explaining your interest and your resume to:  St. Mary's County Public Schools Ethics Panel, 23160 Moakley Street, Suite 109, Leonardtown, MD 20650.