Washington County Board of Education President Robert L. Kline said he will work to decrease class sizes and to increase pay for teachers if he is re-elected.
Kline, who is finishing his first four-year term on the board, said the school system needs to hire more teachers to reduce the size of classes.
Funding for 38 additional teachers was included in the 1998-99 school budget.
Concern over the size of classes has been an issue locally and statewide this year.
The Maryland State Teachers Association released a study this year showing classes across the state are larger than state officials suggest.
Regarding teacher pay, the school board is proposing it give teachers a 3 percent, across-the-board pay hike in addition to regular step raises, Kline said.