MABE places a high priority on maintaining a positive and productive relationship with the Maryland State Board of Education. The State Board plays a major role in developing the state’s educational policies, adopting state regulations, and issuing legal opinions. Therefore, MABE staff and members of the MABE Board of Directors regularly attend the monthly meetings of the State Board, and MABE is engaged throughout the year in informing the State Board of the association’s positions on priority issues through testimony, correspondence, and meetings.
For additional information, contact John Woolums, MABE’s Director of Governmental Relations.
The Monitor is the newsletter penned by MABE staff to provide all boards with a comprehensive summary of each State Board meeting.
Maryland Register (published, proposed, and final state regulations)
COMAR (searchable database of all adopted state regulations) – MSDE/State Board regulations are contained in Title 13A
State Board Priority Issues
MABE staff tracks issues that are a priority for our members and/or the Maryland State Board of Education. Please see the list below for the current State Board priority issues.
The Monitor and selected meeting materials are uploaded to the MABE website following each Maryland State Board of Education meeting to provide local boards with timely access to the issues pending before the State Board.
October 2018 Issue - Superintendent Qualifications, ESSA Implementation, and High School Graduation Task Force Recommendations
September 2018 Issue - PARCC Supplemental Results, ESSA Implementation, and School Discipline
August 2018 Issue - State Board Hears 2018 Maryland PARCC Results, Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program Update and Hears Presentation of Four-Year-Old Curriculum Project
July 2018 Issue - State Board nominates Hartings as President and Izsard as Vice President, ESSA Implementation, and Online Learning Policies
June 2018 Issue - State Board Discusses ESSA Implementation, Assessment Data Comparisons, and Plan for Principal and Teacher Evaluations
May 2018 Issue - State Board Discusses National Assessment of Educational Progress, ESSA Implementation, Online Learning Policies, and Teacher of the Year
April 2018 Issue - State Board Discusses Teacher Certification Assessments, Charter School Grant Updates, ESSA and School Calendar Waivers
March 2018 Issue – State Board Discusses Definition for “At-Risk” School, Establishment of Office of Compliance and Oversight, School Calendar Waiver/Modification Requests
February 2018 Issue – State Board Discusses MCAP, Early Childhood Education and ESSA Waivers
January 2018 Issue – State Board Discusses Baltimore City School Facilities, KRA Data, and Prince George’s Graduation Rates Audit
December 2017 Issue – State Board Reviews Bridge Plan Program
October 2017 Issue – State Board Receives Report on Teacher Induction, Retention, and Advancement
September 2017 Issue – State Board Discusses Master Plans, Graduation Requirements, and PARCC Assessment Results
August 2017 Issue – State Board Makes Decisions on ESSA
July 2017 Issue – MABE President & PSSAM Leadership Weigh in on ESSA Accountability Framework
June 2017 Issue – State Board Makes Decisions Regarding ESSA Accountability Framework
May 2017 Issue – State Board Continues ESSA Accountability Framework Discussion
April 2017 Issue – State Board Discusses ESSA Accountability Framework
March 2017 Issue – State Board Continues ESSA Discussion
February 2017 Issue – State Board Discusses ESSA Plan Update
January 2017 Issue – State Board Receives Charter School Funding Report
December 2016 Issue – State Board Discusses Calendar Waiver Process
October 2016 Issue – State Board Member Resigns, Citing Situation with Calendar Mandate
September 2016 Issue – State Board Addresses Labor Day Executive Order
August 2016 Issue – State Board Engages in In-Depth Discussion of ESSA Accountability Plan
March 2016 Issue
February 2016 Issue
January 2016 – Meeting cancelled
April 2015 – Meeting cancelled