Office of Education Policy and Governmental Relations

​This office is the Department’s official liaison to the Maryland General Assembly, and collaborates with other state agencies, local education agencies, and key stakeholders on issues affecting the Department, with an emphasis on:

  • Providing accurate and timely information on educational issues to state and local policy makers;
  • Serving as a liaison between the State Board of Education, the Department, and elected officials;
  • Evaluating and determining the impact of legislation on Department priorities; and
  • Developing regulations and policies to carry out the mission of the Department.

Legislative Dates of Interest (2021)

Task Force, Commission, and Workgroup Activities

These working groups were created by the Maryland General Assembly during the legislative session to study and report on issues related to PreK-12 education.

Reports of Interest

Contact Information

Zachary Hands
Director, Education Policy and Governmental Relations

Deputy Director, Education Policy and Governmental Relations