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Maryland Manual, 1919-20
Volume 130, Page 129   View pdf image (33K)
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The present position was created by the General Assembly of 1900.
The principal of the Maryland State Normal School before that time
(1872-1900) being ex-officio State Superintendent. The State Superin-
tendent of Schools is appointed by the State Board of Education for a
term of four years and is ex-officio secretary and treasurer of the Board.

He is charged with the duties of interpreting school laws, acting
without expense to the parties concerned in all controversies and disputes
involving the proper administration of the public school system, and the
execution of the educational policies of the State Board of Education.
He conducts conferences of school officials and teachers, issues teachers'
certificates, passes upon proposals for the sale of school sites and build-
ings, and the plans for the construction of new buildings. He directs
the taking of the bi-ennial school census, prepares courses of study and
an annual report. He publishes a Teachers' Year-Book annually and
issues bulletins from time to time on the conditions and needs of the

Either in person, or through his assistants, he has general super-
vision over the educational affairs of the counties, co-operates with
county school officials in welding together school interests in a State
system. He certifies to the Comptroller in August each year a list of
schools entitled to receive State aid, and the amount due each county in
part payment by the State of the salaries of superintendents, supervisors
and attendance officers. He audits the accounts of the county board of
education and sees that their expenditures conform to the law.

The appointment of the county superintendents and supervisors and
attendance officers is made by the county boards of education subject to
the approval of the State Superintendent.

All communications pertaining to the supervision and administration
of the State School System (Baltimore City not included) should be sent
to him either as State Superintendent of Public Schools, or as secretary
to the State Board of Education.

STATE AUDITOR—Union Trust Building, Baltimore.

Name. Postoffice.
State Auditor:

William A. Gillespie. ................................. .Baltimore
Second Deputy Auditor:

Thomas J. Murray....................................... Elkton
Assistant Auditor:
George H. Dawson, Jr................................ Cambridge

The State Auditor and Deputy Auditors are appointed by the Board
of Public Works for a term of two years from the date of qualification.
(Ch. 704, 1914.) Assistants appointed by State Auditor.

The law requires this office to audit the books and accounts of all
Clerks of Courts, all Registers of Wills, and the offices of Sheriffs and
State's Attorneys when such offices are conducted upon the fee system;
the books and accounts of all collectors of State taxes, all institutions re-
ceiving appropriations from the State, the books and accounts of the
State Tobacco Warehouse, and the books and accounts of such other
State officers as may be required and directed by the Board of Public
Works. The State Comptroller also has authority to call upon the State
Auditor to investigate, check, itemize and audit any and all claims,
vouchers and statements of expenditures or disbursements presented to
him by any department, board, commission or institution of the State.

In addition to the above, the State Auditor is charged with the revi-
sion of existing system of accounts and the inauguration and installation
of new systems of accounts wherever such seems necessary or desirable.


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