CCPS’ Patuxent High School Student Sworn in as Student Member of the Board
Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) is pleased to announce that Jordan Hayes rising junior at Patuxent High School was elected to serve as the 2023-2024 Student Member of the Board of Education by the Calvert Association of Student Councils (CASC). Miss Hayes was sworn in at the May 11, 2023, BOE meeting. Her term will begin on June 1, 2023.
When asked how she will work to represent students, Miss Hayes shared, “I will hold regular student focus group meetings open to all Calvert students, without any age parameters, to gain opinion and perspective on current Board of Education topics as well as areas of concern. Using personal experience and input from students all across Calvert, I will work with the Board to improve the school experience for students.”
Miss Hayes has held numerous leadership positions to include the Maryland Association of Student Councils Student Workshop Coordinator, Maryland Association of Student Councils Liaison, PHS Class of 2025 President, PHS Student Government Association (SGA) Vice President, MASC Division 7 Liaison, CASC Special Issues Department Director, CASC Student Workshop Coordinator, CASC Forum’s Coordinator, Southern Middle School (SMS) President, SMS SGA Vice President, and SGA Historian. Additionally, Miss Hayes is a member of the PHS Varsity Cheer Team, Key Club, Chamber and Advanced Orchestra programs, as well as Lung Health Ambassadors program.
“Congratulations to Miss Hayes for her appointment as the 2023-2024 student member on the Board,” said Superintendent Dr. Andraé Townsel. “As demonstrated by her previous leadership experience, she understands the value of student voice and the correlation it has to student success. We look forward to working with her next school year.”
The position of Student Member of the Board of Education (BOE) is established by the Annotated Code of Maryland. Officially, the student is a non-voting member of the Board; however, the student may cast a symbolic vote on all matters coming before the Board. To serve as the student member on the Calvert BOE, the student member must be a rising high school junior or senior in CCPS. The student member’s term runs from June 1 through May 31. The primary responsibility of the student member of the board is to facilitate the flow of information between the BOE and students and is encouraged to share students’ feedback on issues before the Board.