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Article - Education


    (a)    In addition to the other powers granted to, and duties imposed on, a county superintendent under this article, the Chief Executive Officer has the responsibilities and powers set forth in this section.

    (b)    The Chief Executive Officer shall be responsible for:

        (1)    The overall administration of the Prince George’s County public school system;

        (2)    Subject to the provisions of Title 6 of this article, and after a budget is submitted by the county board and approved by the County Council at the beginning of each fiscal year, the day–to–day management and oversight of the fiscal affairs of the Prince George’s County public school system, including the management of activities related to:

            (i)    Administration;

            (ii)    Mid–level administration;

            (iii)    Instructional salaries;

            (iv)    Textbooks and other classroom instructional supplies;

            (v)    Instructional costs;

            (vi)    Special education;

            (vii)    Student personnel services;

            (viii)    Health services;

            (ix)    Student transportation;

            (x)    Operation of plants and equipment;

            (xi)    Plant maintenance;

            (xii)    Fixed charges;

            (xiii)    Food services; and

            (xiv)    Capital planning and expenditures; and

        (3)    The development and implementation of the curriculum taught and the instruction provided in the Prince George’s County public school system.

    (c)    The Chief Executive Officer:

        (1)    Shall hire and set the salaries of a chief operating officer, a chief financial officer, a chief academic officer, a chief of staff, a board liaison, and any other necessary executive staff in the office of the Chief Executive Officer; and

        (2)    May delegate the responsibilities established under subsection (b) of this section to appropriately qualified individuals as determined and deemed necessary by the Chief Executive Officer.

    (d)    (1)    The Chief Executive Officer shall enter into a memorandum of understanding that relates to the provision of policy analysis and advice to the county board with the following institutions of higher education:

            (i)    The University of Maryland, College Park Campus;

            (ii)    The University of Maryland Global Campus;

            (iii)    Bowie State University; and

            (iv)    Prince George’s Community College.

        (2)    The Chief Executive Officer may include additional institutions of higher education in the memorandum of understanding required under paragraph (1) of this subsection.

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