Thursday, February 27, 2014

New: Maryland Center for School Safety

The Maryland Center for School Safety was established as an independent unit of State Government in July 2013 (Chapter 372, Acts of 2013).
To provide a coordinated and comprehensive policy for school safety in Maryland, the Center collaborates with local school systems, law enforcement agencies, State and local government, community organizations, parents, and other groups. With those partners, the Center disseminates information on best practices, programs, and resources; provides technical assistance and training; collects, analyzes, and integrates Statewide data; and promotes interagency efforts to ensure safe schools.
The Center's Executive Director is appointed by the Governing Board (Code Education Article, secs. 7-1501 through 7-1505).

Chair (chosen by Governor): Lillian M. Lowery, Ed.D., State Superintendent of Schools

Appointed by Governor: Valerie S. Carr; Lorig Charkoudian, Ph.D.; Theresa E. Detorie; Elizabeth Watson Ray.
Appointed by State Superintendent of Schools: Margaret Grady Kidder, Ph.D.
Appointed by Maryland Association of Boards of Education: Michael A. Durso
Appointed by Public School Superintendents' Association of Maryland: Henry V. Wagner, Jr., Ed.D.
Ex officio: Kisha A. Brown, designee of Attorney General; Rachel G. Faulkner, designee of Secretary of Disabilities; Lt. Col. Woodrow W. Jones, designee of Secretary of State Police.
Edward A. Clarke, Executive Director (301) 370-3497
Staff: Robert A. Murphy.
c/o Division of Student, Family & School Support
State Dept. of Education
Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building, 200 West Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201 - 2595
(410) 767-0305

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