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ADVOCACY

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.

2023 General Assembly Session

The Maryland General Assembly adjourned Sine Die on April 10th, 2023. PSSAM has released our 2023 Legislative Session Summary, which features operating & capital budget highlights of the FY 24 state budget, as well passed education legislation. Please click here to view this document.

 

The Maryland General Assembly reconvened on January 11th, 2023 for its 445th Session. Throughout the 90-day period, PSSAM leadership and staff provided written and oral testimony on behalf of the organization to the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates as they conducted 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")

Featured Testimony

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