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04/18/14 - Spring Break

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Board of Education Phone:
(410) 632-5000

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EEO Employer

Worcester County Public Schools does not discriminate in admissions, access, treatment, or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion or disability.

Duties / Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

The Board of Education determines the policies of the County’s educational system and prescribes rules and regulations for the conduct and management of the schools. The Board, through its executive officers, the Superintendent, and professional staff, exercises control and supervision over the school system.

The specific duties are:

  • Appoint a County Superintendent
  • Determine the educational and instructional policies
  • Approve and distribute County courses of study and purchase and distribute textbooks, visual/auditory aids and other supplies and equipment
  • Maintain programs for the education of handicapped children and day and evening schools for the education of adults
  • Adopt policies and regulations for operating and managing the schools
  • Appoint personnel and establish salaries
  • Designate school attendance boundaries
  • Prepare and adopt a budget
  • Have accounts audited and annually reported
  • Maintain a uniform and effective system of schools

Citizens Addressing the Board:

The Board of Education works for the citizens of Worcester County in providing the best education possible for every student. Interested persons are encouraged to attend all public meetings.

There are two ways for interested citizens to speak at a Board meeting:

  1. At the beginning of each meeting is a PUBLIC PARTICIPATION section as listed on the agenda. This is the appropriate time for persons to address the Board on matters that are not on the agenda. Time limit: 1 - 2 minutes
  2. An individual or organization may request the placement of an educational item on the agenda. This request must be made to the Superintendent by Thursday noon preceding the meeting and should be confirmed in writing. Time limit: 10 minutes

The Worcester County Board of Education’s public meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of each month at 12:30 PM, unless otherwise specified. Parents and community persons are encouraged to attend Board meetings and provide input to its members. Meetings are held to determine the policies of the County School System and to prescribe the rules and regulations for the conduct and management of the schools. Each month instructional programs are reviewed and matters ranging from personnel, to building maintenance, to the operating budget are discussed. Minutes for all open sessions are posted on this website and printed and kept on file as a permanent record.

The Agenda:

  • Invocation
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Call to Order
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Public Participation
    • Introductions and Comments
    • Student / Staff / Citizen Recognition
    • Individuals / Delegations to Address Board
  • Instructional Matters
  • Administrative Matters
  • Correspondence / Announcements
  • Adjournment

Closed Sessions are scheduled to discuss personnel matters, acquisition of property, collective bargaining, to obtain legal advice, and other matters in accordance with Maryland Article 810-508.

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