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 State Board consists of 11 regular members, and 1 student member, appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.
(b)    (1)   In making appointments to the State Board, the Governor shall consider representation from:
(i)   All parts of this State; and
(ii)   Areas of this State with concentrations of population or unique needs.
(2)   The members of the Board shall be appointed from the general public.
(3)   The following individuals may not be appointed to the Board:
(i)   Except for the student member, any individual who is subject to the authority of the Board;
(ii)   The Governor; and
(iii)   The State Superintendent.
(4)   The student member shall be selected by the Governor from a list of 2 persons nominated by the Maryland Association of Student Councils.
(c)    (1)   The student member shall be:
(i)   A regularly enrolled student; and
(ii)   In good standing in a public high school in the State.
(2)   The student member may attend and participate in an executive session of the Board.
(3)   The student member may not vote on any matter that relates to:
(i)   The dismissal of or other disciplinary action involving personnel; or
(ii)   Appeals to the State Board under § 2–205 of this subtitle or § 4–205 or § 6–202 of this article.
(d)    (1)   Each regular member serves for a term of 4 years and until a successor is appointed and qualifies. These terms are staggered as required by the terms of the members serving on the State Board as of July 1, 1989.
(2)   The Governor shall appoint a new member to fill any vacancy on the Board for the remainder of that term and until a successor is appointed and qualifies.
(3)   A member is eligible for reappointment but may not serve for more than two full 4–year terms.
(4)   The student member shall serve for a term of 1 year. A student member is eligible for reappointment but may not serve more than two full 1–year terms.