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Swearing in for New PG BOE Members…

…New school board takes shape #PGBOE

  Naming of New BOE by CouncilNaming of New BOE Member

Upper Marlboro, MD – The final three appointees to the Prince George’s County Board of Education were announced today by County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III and County Council Chair Andrea C. Harrison, on Monday, June 17, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. These appointments and the subsequent swearing-in were held in the Council Hearing Room of the Prince George’s County Administration Building, in Upper Marlboro, MD. (See ceremony in pictures below)

HB 1107 went into effect on June 1, 2013 and authorized the addition of four appointed members to Prince George’s County Board of Education. The four new members (Dr. Segun Eubanks, Dr. Beverly Anderson, Dr.Daniel Kaufman and Mr. Curtis Valentine) will now work with the current nine elected members– bringing total voting members to fourteen (including the student member). Under the new law, the County Executive appoints three members and the County Council appoints one member to the Board of Education.

County Executive Baker already appointed Dr. Segun Eubanks on June 1, 2013 to serve as Chair of the Board of Education as the first of his three appointments. The law also stipulates that the County Executive’s three appointees must be as such: one with education experience, one with business, finance or higher education experience, and one with management experience. The Council appointee must be a parent with a child currently enrolled in the Prince George’s County Public School System. (Read more)

Union corruption in PGCPS has been the biggest issue beside the Board membership disfunction. If they can fix the union problems and a few things identified in our blogs, everything else will work wonders. (See our Top priorities here). As a movement, we thank the County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, County Council Chair Andrea C. Harrison and the County Council for appointing great leaders. We wish them well in their new assignment.

Naming of New BOE Member

Dr. Daniel Kaufman the new Board of Education Member flagged by his family including his 3 week old baby at the podium

Dr. Beverly Anderson Newly sworn

Dr. Beverly Anderson the new Board of Education Member flagged by our County Executive Mr. Rushern L. Baker, III .

Curtis Valentine

Mr. Curtis Valentine the new School Board Member with Chair Andrea Harrison and Vice Chair Obie Patterson District 8 .

New-BOE-Members-Swearing-In

Newest Board of Education Members- Dr. Beverly Anderson (Third from left), Dr. Daniel Kaufman (Fourth from left), and Curtis Valentine (Fifth from right) after being Sworn-in with our County Executive Mr. Rushern L. Baker, III (Second from right), County Council Chair Andrea C. Harrison (Center), Councilman Derrick Leon Davis (Far left), Board of Education Chair Dr. Segun Eubanks (Far right), Board of Education Vice Chair Carolyn M. Boston (Third from right), Board of Education Members Amber Waller (Fourth from right), Donna Hathaway Beck (Second from right) and Carletta Fellows, M.A.Ed. (Fifth from left)

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Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”~ Denis Waitley

PRESS ADVISORY – NOV 6, 2012 VOTE

PRESS ADVISORY

Moses Mackenzie’s Election Day Itinerary

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Morris Flecher Beyene

Reformsasscer@gmail.com

November 6, 2012

Moses Mackenzie, Founder of Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County will be greeting voters throughout Prince George’s County District on General Election Day Nov 6th, 2012 during a whirlwind tour of all 5 Districts within the Prince George’s County – Maryland to help get out the vote. During the tour, Moses will promote President Barack Obama, U.S. Senator. Benjamin Cardin, Congresswoman Donna Edwards and others. (see a list of our endorsed candidates here)

Starting in northern District 1 at 7am, proposed visits include: Laurel, Martin Luther King, Beltsville and College Park polling locations to provide support for Mr. David Murray Candidate for District 1.

Shortly after 8:30am, Moses Mackenzie will be entering District 5 visiting: Bowie, Glen Arden, Lanham and Upper Marlboro polling locations to provide support for Ms. Raheela AhmedSchool Board Candidate District 5.

By 10 am, Moses will be in District 4, starting in the north and working his way to the southern part of the county; proposed visits will include Fairmont Heights, Bladensburg, Gladys Noon Spellman, Seabrook and Judith P Hoyer Montessori to provide support for Mr. Micah Watson – School Board Candidate District 4.

At approximately 1:45pm, the tour will take Moses into District 7 where proposed visits include: Wayne K. Curry Sports & Learning Center, and Forestville Military Academy; around 3:20pm Samuel P. Massie and onto Drew Freeman to provide support for Ms. Carletta Fellows – School Board Candidate District 7.

Going further south in the County District, Moses Mackenzie should be crossing into District 8 just before 5:30pm visiting: Oxon Hill, Valley View, Samuel Chase and Potomac High school to provide support for Mr. Edward Burroughs – School Board Candidate District 8.

The final leg of the tour will take Moses across routes 495, 301 and 450  to and back into District 1 and District 5, visiting northern sites to include: University Park, Hyattsville and Bowie Library.

Stay up to date with Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County on our Blog and Facebook and Twitter at @moses100000 for additional information.

Be sure to look for our campaign trucks and wave or honk on your travels. We appreciate your support.

It’s time for new representatives in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Board of Education District. Well-wishers are encouraged to assist as much as possible to all our candidates in the polling centers during this election.  It’s time for change!

Watch the video

Read Letter to the editor Bowie Patch

Our Endorsements for 2012 Vote.

Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County – Maryland – (A democratic blue state).

Please read the updates below and all the attached documents.

Thanks,

Moses
Policy Director
Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County.

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
IT’S TIME TO GET OUT THE VOTE!

0 Days Until Early Vote (Oct 27th) – www.MdEarlyVote.com

10 Days Until Election Day (Nov 6th)

1.  Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s  Ground Game: #Winning

Remember: signs don’t vote. we are getting real work done on the ground making phone calls and knocking doors.

Over the past several months, we have seen an unprecedented number of administrative changes to the core of the top leadership at Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) beginning with Dr. William Hite Jr. In most cases these changes have been welcome news and they represent a challenge to the PG District school system overall as we move forward.

Now in less than two weeks, PGCPS hopes to experience yet another change as five current Board of Education members are up for re-election and only Mr. Edward Burroughs won his primary election.

With the specter of a new Board of Education configuration, the challenges facing PGCPS have the potential to change the landscape of education in this county and become a model for the United States in the future.  The Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County, is calling on PG Citizens to elect a new Board and a new Chairperson. We have had enough with the corruption within our school system and a new beginning will be a welcome recipe. We are aware that the current Chairperson has been pouring money right and left  with a hope of duping the citizens of PG County in order to get another term in office. Vote for the right candidate; one who is not tainted by corruption. General Election presents us with the opportunity to elect  leaders that will put this county firmly on course to become the  safe, cohesive and prosperous county  that we so desperately desire.

Credibility of the electoral process  is key to the stability of any nation or county; therefore, We must ensure the credibility of all elements of the electoral process. In particular,  any attempt to manipulate and mislead the public regarding youth cannot lead in  the General Election must be strenuously resisted by all PG citizens.  Time and tide waits for no man. This is it!

You have to make your voices heard through the ballot in 2012. We encourage everyone to vote early and vote for change in PG County Board of Education.  If you have educational programs you believe support high academic achievement, make your voice heard. If you desire to maintain the current class sizes and stop the reduction in the teacher workforce, make your voice heard.  If you have been a victim of discrimination and retaliation, make your voice heard. It is important for  us all to consider the kind of leadership that our county needs and for us to play our part to get such leaders elected. We are counting  on your support.

Many thanks,

Below are our endorsed candidates for 2012.

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David Murray -School Board Candidate  District 1

Micah Watson – School Board Candidate  District 4

Raheela AhmedSchool Board Candidate  District 5

Carletta Fellows – School Board Candidate District 7

Edward Burroughs – School Board Candidate District 8

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“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – President Barack Obama