The Board exercises its leadership role through the formulation and adoption of policy. Board policies guide the overall philosophy behind and development of educational and operational programs of City Schools. Policies answer the “what” and “why” questions.
The CEO exercises her leadership role through the formulation and adoption of regulations. Administrative regulations guide the overall implementation of educational and operational programs of City Schools. Regulations answer the “how” questions.
All of the current policies and regulations are available for the public to access through the Board’s Boarddocs website and are divided into the following twelve lettered sections:
Section A – Foundations and Basic Commitments
Section B – School Board Governance and Operations
Section C – General School Administration
Section D – Fiscal Management
Section E – Support Services
Section F – Facilities Planning and Development
Section G – Personnel
Section H – Negotiations
Section I – Instruction
Section J – Students
Section K – School, Community, and Home Relations and
Section L – Education and Agency Relations
The Policy Committee develops, reviews and revises various Board policies governing City Schools, to support teaching and learning excellence for every student in every classroom system-wide and to meet both State and Federal regulations for education. The Committee does this by reviewing existing Board policies on a regular basis to ensure their alignment with the vision and mission of City Schools; and recommending revisions, when necessary, to sustain the strategic organizational direction and goals of the district.
The Policy Committee is also responsible for monitoring the Board policy-making process to ensure that is open, accessible and transparent, as well as responsive, to the educational needs of our students.
Policy Committee Meetings
The Policy Committee meets in open session generally on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Alice Pinderhughes Administration Building, 200 E. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202, in the 1st floor Board room. Citizens may attend the meeting and observe the deliberative process. The Board reserves the right to reschedule meetings as needed.
Public comment is not taken during the committee meetings. However, written public comment on a policy under consideration is typically accepted up to 30 days after the policy committee meeting at which it is presented.
NOTE: The Board may alter and/or suspend these procedures upon a majority vote.