Carolyn M. Boston
|Carolyn M. Boston|
|Board member, Prince George's County Board of Education, District 6|
|Years in position ||5|
|Board Vice Chair|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2002|
|Vice Mayor, Fairmount Heights|
currently represents District 6 on the Prince George's County Board of Education
. She advanced from a primary election
on June 24, 2014
, to face challenger Pat Fletcher
in the general election on November 4, 2014
. Carolyn M. Boston won the general election on November 4, 2014.
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.
- See also: Prince George's County Public Schools elections (2014)
Peggy Higgins sought re-election against Lupi Grady in the general election on November 4, 2014. Races for District 3, 6 and 9 were on the primary ballot on June 24, 2014. Incumbent Amber Waller faced Dinora A. Hernandez and Clarence Emmanuel for the District 3 seat. Waller and Hernandez advanced to the general election. District 6 incumbent Carolyn M. Boston faced Pat Fletcher and Darin Kenley in the primary. Boston and Fletcher advanced to the general election. District 9 incumbent Sonya Williams faced Domonique A. Flowers, Johnnie R. Isaac and Denise M. Joseph in the primary. Williams and Flowers advanced to the general election.
|Prince George's County Public Schools, District 6 Primary Election, 4-year term, 2014
||Carolyn M. Boston Incumbent
|| Darin Kenley
|Source: Maryland State Board of Elections, "Official 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election results for Prince George's County," July 16, 2014
Boston had not reported any contributions or expenditures to the Maryland State Board of Elections as of June 6, 2014.
Boston was endorsed by The Washington Post and The Gazette.
What was at stake?
Issues in the district
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.
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.
Prince George's County Public Schools was the second-largest school district
, serving 123,833 students during the 2011-2012 school year.
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.
| Racial Demographics, 2012
|| Prince George's County (%)
|| Maryland (%)
| Black or African American
| American Indian and Alaska Native
| Two or More Races
| Hispanic or Latino
| Party registration, 2014
|| Number of registered voters
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.
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- ↑ Prince George's County Public Schools, "District 6 Member Carolyn M. Boston Biography," October 7, 2011
- ↑ Maryland Campaign Reporting Information System, "View Filed Reports," accessed May 22, 2014
- ↑ The Washington Post, "For Prince George's school board," June 10, 2014
- ↑ The Gazette, "Best bets for the Prince George’s County school board," May 8, 2014
- ↑ The Washington Post, "The Post’s choices for Prince George’s school board," October 7, 2014
- ↑ The Washington Post, "Pr. George’s schools’ decision on visas leaves Filipino teachers uncertain about their futures," April 11, 2014
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 United States Census Bureau, "Prince George's County, Maryland," accessed April 24, 2014
- ↑ National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 24, 2014
- ↑ Maryland State Board of Elections, "Voter Registration Activity Report," March 2014
- ↑ United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- ↑ Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.