The State Board of Education and the Maryland State Department of Education publish a variety of legislative and Blueprint reports to ensure parents, community members, and educators are well-informed. All published reports are available to the public and organized by year and policy area. Browse and download reports by expanding the tabs and check back often as some reports are updated periodically.
Mandated State Agency Report (MSAR)
Reports required by statute or by an enacted bill. These types of reports can be recurring (e.g., monthly, quarterly, annual), or one-time. The intended recipient(s) of the report will be specified in the statute; most often reports are addressed to the Governor, President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House. The one-time report may be a report of a task force or workgroup created by the General Assembly.
Joint Chairmen’s Report (JCR)
After the end of the General Assembly's Legislative Session, MSDE will identify all requirements that are part of the upcoming Fiscal Year (FY) budget. The format can be a report, a letter with attached expenditures as requested, or other updates. Sometimes a portion of a budget appropriation is withheld until the requirement is satisfied. These types of reports are usually one-time, recurring (e.g., monthly or quarterly) for the Fiscal Year (FY) and would be addressed to the Chair of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, the Chair of the Appropriations Committee, or others if specified.
Both types of reports can be found on the
Maryland Legislative Library & Information Services website once published by the Department of Legislative Services (DLS).