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)    (1)   Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, acting under the rules and regulations of the county board, the county superintendent is responsible for the administration of the superintendent’s office.
(2)   In Prince George’s County, the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the administration of the office of the Chief Executive Officer, including hiring and setting the salaries of the executive staff.
(b)   As the executive officer of the county board, the county superintendent shall see that the following are carried out:
(1)   The laws relating to the schools;
(2)   The applicable enacted and published bylaws of the State Board;
(3)   The policies of the State Board;
(4)   The rules and regulations of the county board; and
(5)   The policies of the county board.