Board Policies & Administrative Regulations

About Board Policies

What is a Policy?A principle adopted by the Board of Education to guide the development and implementation of educational programs and/or the management of the school system.
State law provides that the county Board of Education, with the advice of the Superintendent, determines the educational policies of the school system. A policy reflects principles adopted by the Board of Education to guide the development and implementation of educational programs and/or the management of the school system. State and federal laws, bylaws of the State Board of Education, and Federal regulations are, in effect, mandated policies.

About Board Administrative Regulations

What is a Regulation? – A guidance and/or procedure issued by the Superintendent regarding the implementation of Board policies, COMAR, and laws relating to the operation of schools.
The Board authorizes the Superintendent to issue Administrative Regulations for adopted Board policies as necessary. Such Administrative Regulations serve to provide guidance and procedures regarding the implementation of Board policies, COMAR, and laws relating to the operation of schools.

Administrative Regulations do not require Board adoption.

This site contains the library of Board of Education Policies and Administrative Regulations.  Selected Board Policies and Administrative Regulations are in the process of being updated.

Please note that the table of contents for current Board Policies (on the right) reflects the change from a numeric classification system to a letter classification system.

Revised Board policies are posted to this site as soon as they are approved and available for publishing.