DORCHESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

EDUCATION

ORIGIN & FUNCTIONS


BOARD OF EDUCATION

Educational matters that affect Dorchester County come under the control of the Board of Education (Code Education Article, secs. 4-101 through 4-126).

The Board is composed of seven members. Five are elected by the voters to four-year terms (Code Election Law Article, secs. 8-801 through 8-806). Two nonvoting student members, one chosen by students at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School and one by students at North Dorchester High School, serve one-year terms (Code Education Article, secs. 3-101 through 3-105; 3-5A-01 through 3-5A-05).

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

The Superintendent of Schools administers the Dorchester County Public School System, and serves as executive officer, secretary, and treasurer of the Board of Education (Code Education Article, secs. 4-102; 4-201 through 4-206).

With the approval of the State Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education appoints the Superintendent of Schools to four-year terms.


CHESAPEAKE COLLEGE

Chesapeake College was founded in 1965 as Maryland's first regional community college. A two-year college, it serves the residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties. Based at its Wye Mills campus in Queen Anne's County, the College has centers at Cambridge and Easton, and offers courses at local schools and community centers throughout the upper Eastern Shore of Maryland (Code Education Article, secs. 16-201 through 16-203).


PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Dorchester County Public Library has a central library in Cambridge, and a branch library in Hurlock.

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