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 following professional assistants shall be appointed to the Department:
(1)   No more than three Deputy State Superintendents of Schools;
(2)   Any assistant State superintendents and directors authorized by the State Board and provided in the State budget; and
(3)   Any other professional assistants and agents authorized by the State Board and provided in the State budget.
(b)    (1)   From the nominees proposed by the State Superintendent, the State Board shall appoint all professional assistants to the Department, who shall be in the executive service, management service, or special appointments in the State Personnel Management System.
(2)   With the advice of the State Superintendent, the State Board shall set the qualifications for each professional position.
(3)   The State Superintendent may transfer professional assistants within the Department as necessary.
(c)    (1)   All professional assistants shall serve at the pleasure of the State Board and the State Superintendent.
(2)   All other professional assistants shall be removed in accordance with procedures set by the State Board.
(d)    (1)   In addition to the other duties specified in this section, each professional assistant to the Department has the duties assigned to him by the State Superintendent.
(2)   The Deputy State Superintendent designated by the State Superintendent or by the State Board is the acting State Superintendent when the State Superintendent is absent or disabled.
(3)   Assistant State superintendents and directors have charge of the various divisions of the Department.