Maryland State Board of Education Overview


The Maryland State Board of Education (State Board) was organized in Maryland in 1864 and is the head of the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The State Board has general control and supervision over public schools and the educational policy and interests of the State.


The State Board consists of 11 regular members, and 1 student member, appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the State Senate. Members are appointed from the general public. Regular members serve staggered four-year terms and the student member serves a one-year term. All members are eligible to be reappointed to a second full term but may not serve for more than two full terms.

Statutory Powers and Duties

The State Board is organized and has the following general powers and duties as provided in Subtitle 2, Education I of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

State Board Governance And Operations Manual

Contact Information

Maryland State Board of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-0467
TTY/TDD: 410-333-6442
Fax: 410-333-2226