Carolyn M. Boston

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Carolyn M. Boston
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Board member, Prince George's County Board of Education, District 6
Incumbent
Term ends
November 2014
Years in position 4
Leadership
Board Vice Chair
Elections and appointments
Last electionJuly 24, 2014
First electedNovember 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Vice Mayor, Fairmount Heights
Websites
Office website
Carolyn M. Boston currently represents District 6 on the Prince George's County Board of Education in Maryland. She advanced from a primary election on June 24, 2014 to face challenger Pat Fletcher in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

Boston served for nine years as the president of the Gray Elementary School PTA. She has also served with the Landover Hills Fire and EMS Department. Boston is a former vice mayor and council member in Fairmount Heights, Maryland. She has three children and two grandchildren who have attended district schools.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Prince George's County Public Schools elections (2014)

Opposition

Carolyn M. Boston ran in the June 24, 2014 primary against Pat Fletcher and Darin Kenley. Boston and Fletcher will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Results

Prince George's County Public Schools, District 6 Primary Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn M. Boston Incumbent 51% 5,629
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPat Fletcher 33.5% 3,694
     Nonpartisan Darin Kenley 15.5% 1,715
Total Votes 11,038
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections, "Unofficial Results for the 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election," accessed June 25, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.

Funding

Boston has not reported any contributions or expenditures to the Maryland State Board of Elections as of June 6, 2014.[2]

Endorsements

Boston was endorsed by The Washington Post ahead of the primary election.[3]

2010

Prince George's County Public Schools, District 6 General Election, 4-year term, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn M. Boston 69.9% 18,118
     Nonpartisan Pat Fletcher Incumbent 29.9% 7,753
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 58
Total Votes 25,929
Source: Prince George's County, "Election Summary Report," November 24, 2010

What's at stake?

Issues in the district

End of temporary visa sponsorship

The district announced that it will no longer sponsor temporary work visas in a letter to more than 150 foreign teachers distributed in April 2014. District schools have used the federal work visa program to recruit teachers in specialized subjects over the past 10 years. The decision by district officials follows an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor into misuses of the visa program in 2011. Prince George's County Public Schools was fined $1.7 million and repaid $4.2 million in back wages after federal investigators determined that the district passed along visa fees to participating teachers. Federal law requires employers to pay worker visa fees. This investigation also prevented the district from recruiting new visa recipients in 2012. The district received federal approval to resume use of the worker visa program in March 2014 but clarified its new position in the April letter.[4]

About the district

See also: Prince George's County Public Schools, Maryland
Prince George's County Public Schools is located in Prince George's County, Maryland
Prince George's County Public Schools is based in Upper Marlboro, the county seat of Prince George's County, Maryland. According to the United States Census Bureau, Prince George's County is home to 890,081 residents.[5] Prince George's County Public Schools is the second-largest school district in Maryland, serving 123,833 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[6]

Demographics

Prince George's County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Maryland in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 29.5 percent of Prince George's County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 36.3 percent for Maryland as a whole. The median household income in Prince George's County was $73,568 compared to $72,999 for the state of Maryland. The poverty rate in Prince George's County was 8.7 percent compared to 9.4 percent for the entire state.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Prince George's County (%) Maryland (%)
White 26.5 60.8
Black or African American 65.3 30.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0 0.5
Asian 4.4 6.0
Two or More Races 2.6 2.5
Hispanic or Latino 15.7 8.7

Party registration, 2014[7]
Party Number of registered voters
Democratic 441,584
Unaffiliated 59,107
Republicans 43,671
Other 16,411
Libertarian 1,061
Green 772
Total 562,655

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[8]

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