State law encourages community member representation on school governance councils or in school improvement planning efforts.
Maryland Code 4-112. Advisory committees
(a) Advisory committee for county board. -- Each county board shall establish at least one citizen advisory committee to advise the board and to facilitate its activities and programs in the public schools.
(b) Advisory committee for schools. -- Similar advisory committees may be established for:
- (1) An individual school; or
- (2) A group of schools within a region.
(c) Membership. -- A committee established under this section may include parents, teachers, students, and other citizens as members.