WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

EDUCATION

ORIGIN & FUNCTIONS


BOARD OF EDUCATION

The Board of Education oversees educational matters that affect Worcester County (Code Education Article, secs. 4-101 through 4-126).

Ten members constitute the Board. Seven are elected by the voters to serve four-year terms (Code Election Law Article, secs. 8-801 through 8-806). Three are nonvoting student members (Code Education Article, secs. 3-101 through 3-105; 3-108). The Superintendent of Schools serves as secretary, treasurer, and executive officer of the Board (Code Education Article, sec. 4-102).

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

The Superintendent of Schools administers the County Public School System. The Superintendent also serves as executive officer, secretary, and treasurer of the Board of Education.

Since 1916, the Superintendent of Schools has been appointed by the Board of Education to four-year terms (Code Education Article, secs. 4-102; 4-201 through 4-206).


WOR-WIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Wor-Wic Community College started in 1975 as a postsecondary vocational and technical school for residents of Worcester and Wicomico counties. A two-year public community college, it moved to its present site at Salisbury in 1994.


LIBRARY

In 1959, the municipal libraries at Berlin, Ocean City, Pocomoke City, and Snow Hill joined together to establish the Worcester County Library. An additional branch opened at Ocean Pines in 1999.

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