2017 Maryland Code
Division II - Elementary and Secondary Education
Title 7 - Public Schools
Subtitle 10B - Maryland Advisory Council for Virtual Learning
§ 7-10B-04. Membership

  • (a) In general. -- The Council consists of the following members:
    • (1) The State Superintendent or the State Superintendent's designee;
    • (2) The Director of the Maryland Virtual Learning Opportunities Office within the Department;
    • (3) Two members of the Senate of Maryland appointed by the President of the Senate;
    • (4) Two members of the House of Delegates of Maryland appointed by the Speaker of the House;
    • (5) The following members appointed by the Governor:
      • (i) One local superintendent of schools;
      • (ii) One representative of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education;
      • (iii) One representative of the Maryland Parent Teacher Association;
      • (iv) Two representatives of virtual learning providers;
      • (v) One representative of the business community;
      • (vi) One parent of a student participating in digital learning opportunities;
      • (vii) One school teacher engaged in digital instruction;
      • (viii) One member of the Baltimore Teachers Union;
      • (ix) One member of the Maryland State Education Association; and
      • (x) One charter school advocate; and
    • (6) Six members appointed by the Department that are employees of local schools that have excelled in the ability to incorporate technology into the classroom.
  • (b) Council to be representative of population. -- In making the appointments required under this section, the Governor and the Department shall ensure that the Council is representative of:
    • (1) All geographic areas of the State; and
    • (2) All levels of education, including early childhood learning, elementary school, middle school, and high school.
  • (c) Term of members. --
    • (1) The term of a member appointed under this section is 3 years.
    • (2) The terms of members shall be staggered.
    • (3) At the end of a term, a member shall continue to serve until a successor is appointed.
    • (4) A member who is appointed after a term has begun shall serve for the remainder of the term or until a successor is appointed.
  • (d) Vacancies. -- The Governor or the Department shall appoint a successor in the event of a vacancy on the Council.
  • (e) Chair. -- From among the members of the Council, a chair shall be elected for a 3-year term.
  • (f) Compensation; reimbursement for expenses. -- A member of the Council may not receive compensation but is entitled to reimbursement for expenses under the Standard State Travel Regulations, as provided in the State budget.
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