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13a.02.09.00.htm 13A.02.09.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 02 LOCAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION Chapter 09 Closing of Schools Authority: Education Article, ยง2-205, 4-101, 4-119, and 4-205, Annotated Code of Maryland
13a.02.09.01.htm 13A.02.09.01. 01 Adoption of Procedures to Govern School Closings.. A. Each local board of education shall establish procedures to be used in making decisions on school closings.B. The procedures shall ensure, at a minimum, that consideration is given to the impact of the proposed closing on the following factors:1) Student enrollment trends;. 2) Age or condition of school buildings;. 3) Transportation;. 4) Educational programs;. 5) Racial composition of student body;.
13a.02.09.02.htm 13A.02.09.02. 02 Date of Decision.. Except in emergency circumstances, the decision to close a school shall be announced at least 90 days before the date the school is scheduled to be closed but not later than April 30 of any school year. An emergency circumstance is one where the decision to close a school because of unforeseen circumstances cannot be announced at least 90 days before the date a school is scheduled to close or before April 30 of any school year.
13a.02.09.03.htm 13A.02.09.03. 03 Appeal to State Board of Education.. A. An appeal to the State Board of Education may be submitted in writing within 30 days after the decision of a local board of education.B. The State Board of Education will uphold the decision of the local board of education to close and consolidate a school unless the facts presented indicate its decision was arbitrary and unreasonable or illegal.
13a.02.09.9999.htm 13A.02.09.9999. Administrative History Effective date: August 2, 1982 (9:15 Md. R. 1516). Regulations .01 and .03 amended effective August 26, 1985 (12:17 Md. R. 1707) January 15, 1989 (15:27 Md. R. 3131)
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