PSSAM plays a vital role in informing Maryland’s public policy process. In addition to deep subject matter expertise on education, Superintendents have a broad understanding of what helps families thrive.
With public schools at the heart of community life, PSSAM’s members are uniquely positioned to provide members of the General Assembly and the Governor’s administration with the information needed to make better policy that works for all Maryland children.
2024 General Assembly Session
The Maryland General Assembly convened on January 10th, 2024. PSSAM has released our 2024 Legislative Priorities, which features funding to ensure student success, supporting local governance, teacher recruitment, retention and induction, supporting and enhancing the pillars for "The Blueprint for Maryland's Future," as well as, the social, emotional and physical health and safety for students and staff. Please click here to learn more.
The Maryland General Assembly convened on January 10th, 2024 for its 446th Session. Throughout the 90-day period, PSSAM leadership and staff will provide written and oral testimony on behalf of the organization to the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates as they conduct hearings on various bills pertaining to education. PSSAM’s testimony reflects our mission and chosen legislative priorities of all 24 superintendents.
While PSSAM does not publish formal legislative positions, we advocate on various issues surrounding education, including school construction, cybersecurity, student health, transportation, athletics, and other matters in a manner that best supports a diverse community of students, educational staff, and local education agencies.
You can access PSSAM’s legislative testimony in two ways:
1. Visit our News section: Each bill receives a separate news post, providing a brief overview of PSSAM’s testimony and a link to the full written document. Use the tags to hone in on a category of bills (ex. Athletics & Extracurricular Activities) or enter the bill name or number in the search bar.
2. Type the bill name or number directly in the main search bar at the top of this page. (i.e "HB 199" or "Truancy Reduction Act of 2023")
You can also view a full list of legislation currently under review and being monitored by PSSAM. Please click here to view the updated list.