2018 Maryland Code
Division II - Elementary and Secondary Education
Title 9.8. Maryland Education Development Collaborative.
§ 9.8-103. Governing Board

Universal Citation: MD Educ Code § 9.8-103 (2018)
  • (a) In general. -- A Governing Board shall manage the Collaborative and exercise its organizational powers.

  • (b) Membership. -- The Governing Board consists of the following 10 members, appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate:

    • (1) One representative of the State Board;

    • (2) One individual with experience in a business involved with international commerce;

    • (3) One individual with experience in international education systems;

    • (4) One individual who is an academic researcher with experience in education reform;

    • (5) One individual with experience managing a system of primary, secondary, or postsecondary education;

    • (6) One individual with experience implementing innovative public school designs;

    • (7) Two individuals with experience teaching in or administering a public school, selected from a list of names submitted jointly by the Maryland State Education Association and the Baltimore Teachers Union;

    • (8) One individual with experience with a philanthropic organization; and

    • (9) One individual with experience in career and technology education, apprenticeships, or workforce development.

  • (c) Residency requirements. -- A member of the Governing Board shall reside in the State.

  • (d) Considerations. -- In making appointments to the Governing Board, the Governor shall consider:

    • (1) Diversity; and

    • (2) All geographic regions of the State.

  • (e) Compensation; reimbursement for expenses. -- A member of the Governing Board:

    • (1) May not receive compensation as a member of the Governing Board; but

    • (2) Is entitled to reimbursement for expenses under the Standard State Travel Regulations, as provided in the State budget.

  • (f) Term. --

    • (1) The term of an appointed member is 4 years.

    • (2) At the end of a term, an appointed member continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies.

    • (3) A member who is appointed after a term has begun serves only for the rest of the term and until a successor is appointed and qualifies.

  • (g) Removal. -- The Governor may remove an appointed member for incompetence, misconduct, or failure to perform the duties of the position.

  • (h) Chair. -- The Governing Board shall elect a chair from among its members.

  • (i) Voting requirements. -- The Governing Board may act with an affirmative vote of six Governing Board members.

  • (j) Advisory Council. --

    • (1) The Governing Board shall establish an Advisory Council to provide advice on matters relating to 21st-century learning, data collection and sharing, and any other issues related to the Collaborative's work.

    • (2) The Advisory Council shall be made up of educators and representatives of the business community, nonprofit organizations, and other stakeholders with whom the Collaborative works.

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