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)   With the assistance of the county health department, each county board shall provide:
(1)   Adequate school health services;
(2)   Instruction in health education, including the importance of physical activity in maintaining good health; and
(3)   A healthful school environment.
(b)   The Department of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene jointly shall:
(1)   Develop public standards and guidelines for school health programs; and
(2)   Offer assistance to the county boards and county health departments in their implementation.
(c)    (1)    (i)   Each county board shall designate a school health services program coordinator.
(ii)   A county board may authorize the county health department to designate the school health services program coordinator.
(2)   The school health services program coordinator shall:
(i)   Implement State and local health policies in the public schools;
(ii)   Ensure that public schools adhere to local health services guidelines; and
(iii)   Communicate State and local health policies to the parents and guardians of public school students.
(3)   The county board shall grant the school health services program coordinator the authority to carry out the provisions of this subsection.
(4)   The Department of Education shall conduct at least two meetings annually with all school health services program coordinators in the State.
(d)   On or before December 1, 2015, and every 5 years thereafter, the Department shall report to the Governor and, subject to § 2–1246 of the State Government Article, to the General Assembly a summary of the information reported to the State Superintendent during the COMAR certification process.