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Board Policies and Administrative Regulations

State law provides that the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, with the advice of the CEO, determines the district's educational, management, maintenance, and operational policies. Policies are aligned with the Board's mission and goals, as well as with applicable federal and state laws. Administrative regulations guide how policies are implemented. Adopted policies are available on BoardDocs, the Board's governance website.

Policy development is a step-by-step process designed to be comprehensive, consistent, and open:

  1. Policy language is drafted and revised by staff with stakeholder input.
  2. Proposed policy language is presented to the Board's Policy Committee.
  3. Public comment is accepted for 30 days after the presentation, with staff members compiling a list of issues raised.
  4. 1st reader: Policy language is presented to the Board of School Commissioners, along with recommendations from the Policy Committee and a summary of the public comment received.
  5. A public forum or work session may be held to discuss the policy language.
  6. 2nd reader: Policy language is presented to the Board of School Commissioners, along with recommendations from the Board.
  7. The Board votes on the policy.

(Note that the Board may alter or suspend these procedures with a majority vote.)

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