General Education Articles

"Bullying" occurs when you are repeatedly harassed or intimidated by another student. Bullying includes threats and nasty remarks as well as physical actions like pushing or hitting, written conduct, and damaging your property.
Maryland law requires all children between the ages of 5 years and older and under 18, who live in Maryland, to attend school.
This article describes Maryland law surrounding home schooling
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.
This is a summary of the procedures for school discipline in Maryland. There are three types of disciplinary penalties and different procedures apply to each.
This article lists links to local county school handbooks.
This is a summary of the special rules that may apply to school disciplinary procedures for special education students.
Maryland law requires all children, 5 years and older and under 18, who live in this state and attend public schools to attend school regularly 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.