With the deadline to file a few weeks away, candidates and prospective candidates for the Washington County Board of Education might not know all that they are getting into, President W. Edward Forrest said.
"It's pretty complex, and until you have it really spelled out to you, you don't understand it," Forrest said.
Anyone interested in what the board does can learn more about the board's roles and responsibilities at a free informational forum for candidates and prospective candidates June 14 at 6 p.m. at the Board of Education auditorium at 820 Commonwealth Ave.
A representative of the Maryland Association for Boards of Education will conduct the forum, said Shulamit Finkelstein, Washington County Public Schools executive assistant for strategic planning, board and community relations. The forum is one of the services - including new board member orientation - that the association provides to all school systems in the state, she said.