About Statutes

This page accesses the Code of Maryland (Statutes) and the Maryland Municipal Charters and Resolutions as compiled and maintained by the Department of Legislative Services.

The Code is arranged by and organized into “Articles” (e.g. Transportation Article), which are further subdivided into “titles”, “subtitles”, “sections”, “subsections”, “paragraphs”, subparagraphs”, etc.

Note that the “official” compilation of the laws (Chapters) enacted at each session of the General Assembly is published by the State as the “Laws of Maryland”, commonly referred to as the “Session Laws”. The Session Laws for each session are compiled chronologically by chapter number and serve as the source law from which the statutes accessed here are derived.

While the “Laws of Maryland” (Session Laws) constitute the official laws of the State, this Code and the annotated versions noted below are accepted as “evidence” of the law in all State courts and by all public offices and officials (See § 10-201 of the Courts & Judicial Proceedings Article). However, in the event of a conflict between the Code and the Session Laws, the Session Laws prevail.

Note: Annotated versions of the Code, published by LexisNexis and West, are available in book and online formats. These Annotated Codes include references to case law, related citations, and explanatory notations.

The Municipal Charters are updated each year by incorporating all charter resolutions received by the Department through May 31 of that year. Individual Municipal Resolutions are published to the General Assembly website as they are received by the Department.

Statute Text

Article - Education
(a)   The Baltimore County Board of Education consists of:
(1)   Seven nonpartisan elected members;
(2)   Four appointed members; and
(3)   One student member.
(b)    (1)   Of the 11 elected and appointed members of the county board:
(i)   One member shall be elected from each of the seven councilmanic districts in the county, established by the County Council of Baltimore County, by the voters of that district; and
(ii)   Four members shall be appointed by the Governor from the county at large.
(2)    (i)   The seven elected members shall be elected at a general election in accordance with § 3–2A–02 of this subtitle.
(ii)   The four appointed members shall be appointed by the Governor from a list of nominees submitted by the Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission as provided in § 3–2A–03 of this subtitle:
1.   On the expiration of the term of an incumbent appointed member within 30 days after the general election; or
2.   Within the 30–day period otherwise required under this subtitle.
(3)    (i)   A member from a school board district shall be at least 21 years old, a resident of that district for at least 2 years, and a registered voter of the county before the election.
(ii)   A member from a district who does not maintain residency in that district may not continue as a member of the county board and the office shall be deemed vacant.
(iii)   If the boundary line of a district is changed, the term of an incumbent member of the county board who no longer resides in the district because of the change is not affected during this term.
(4)    (i)   A member may not be elected or appointed to serve on the county board for more than three consecutive terms.
(ii)   A member who has served three consecutive 4–year terms may not be elected or appointed to the county board until at least 4 years have elapsed since the end of the member’s last term on the county board.