Baltimore City Board Of School Commissioners Accepting Applications For Candidates!

City Schools is pleased to announce that the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners will be accepting applications for candidates for the upcoming school year. Applications will be accepted until May 28, 2024.

Be the Board: Inside the Role of a City Schools’ Commissioner

Board's Vision

City Schools are safe learning environments where students receive a diverse and inclusive education that equips them for success.

Board's Mission

City Schools’ mission is to provide a quality education that focuses on the total development of each child equipping all students with the life skills and academic foundation needed to contribute to our changing society.

Board Strategic Priorities

Blueprint Achievement Goals

Blueprint Achievement Goals

The Blueprint + Our Community = Student Success

We’ve set three Blueprint Achievement Goals to transform our school system - and the lives of students – for the better. The goals are guided by:

Four goals that support the Blueprint for Student Success





Increase the student wholeness
composite score

Increase the % of students proficient on the MCAP ELA/Literacy assessment

Increase the 4-year
graduation rate

Increase the % of students proficient on the MCAP Grade 3-8 and Algebra I assessment

2024 Maryland General Assembly

Every year, the General Assembly convenes at the State House in Annapolis for a Legislative Session. This session is pivotal because the General Assembly modifies, introduces, and abolishes laws by presenting and approving bills or drafts of proposed legislation. These bills shape education policy, funding, and school system business operations. This year, over 400 education-focused bills were presented.

To recap what happened during this year's Legislative Session, the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners presented a 2024 Maryland General Assembly End-of-Session report. To view each portion of the report, please click the four links below.

Note: The 2024 Maryland General Assembly End-of-Session report is in draft and will be finalized on this webpage once the deadline for all bills to be signed or vetoed has passed. If you have any questions, please contact Dawana Merritt Sterrette, Esq., Director, Legislative and Government Affairs.

Contact the Board Office

The Board Office provides managerial, administrative, and operational support to the Board, oversees management and implementation of the district’s legislative agenda, and serves as the point of contact for intergovernmental affairs.

200 E. North Avenue
Room 406
Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone: 443-984-2000
Fax: 410-545-3613


Key staff:

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School Board Beat is an interactive newsletter that provides subscribers with information and resources strictly related to the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners. Learn more about Board events, meetings, organizational updates, and more! Information is shared quarterly (every three months).