The Baltimore City Public Schools System office at 200 E. North Ave. Photo by Eli Pousson/Baltimore Heritage via Flickr Creative Commons.

Applications are open now through Oct. 31 to fill two seats on the Baltimore City school board.

After October, the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success will review the applications. A community panel will conduct interviews with candidates and make recommendations to Mayor Brandon Scott.

Scott will interview candidates whom the community panel recommends and select which two to appoint to the school board.

The Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success will hold a virtual information session Thursday at 5 p.m., when current school commissioners will share their experiences serving on the board.

Commissioners must be able to attend regular public meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Closed sessions usually begin at 3 p.m., and public meetings start at 5 p.m.

Commissioners must also attend committee meetings several times per month, often during normal business hours, according to the school system’s website.

Candidates must be Baltimore City residents and be age 18 or older.

For a full list of required and preferred qualifications, and more information about applying to serve on the school board, visit the Baltimore City Public Schools website.

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Marcus Dieterle

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