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General Education Articles
Maryland law requires all children between the ages of 5 and 16 who live in this state to attend school.
Both federal law and Maryland state law require school systems in Maryland to provide individually designed educational plans for all children with disabilities from kindergarten through high school.
This article outlines the rights of students and the types of discipline that can be imposed.
Here is the procedure for school discipline outlined in Maryland law.
This article lists links to local county school handbooks.
Maryland law requires all children between the ages of 5 and 16 who live in this state to attend school unless excused with a lawful absence.
This article outlines the types of offenses that a student may be disciplined for in schools.
Enrollment & Registration
This article describes the process for enrolling a child in school and what to do if the child is rejected.
This article is a general description of a school's duties and the student's rights when a student is homeless.
Private schools operating in Maryland are subject to the authority of the State Department of Education, but they are not bound by all of the laws and regulations that public schools are.
What to do, what to give the student's new school and what to do if the transfer is denied.
"Informal kinship care" means a living arrangement in which a relative of a child, who is not in the care, custody, or guardianship of the local department of social services, provides for the care and custody of the child due to a serious family hardship.
This article describes Maryland law surrounding home schooling
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