Maryland Code, Education § 9-106

(a) Subject to subsection (b) of this section, a public charter school shall comply with the provisions of law and regulation governing other public schools.

(b) Subject to subsection (d) of this section, a public charter school may seek a waiver of the requirements under subsection (a) of this section from:

(1) A county board for policies that are the policies of the county board;  and

(2) The State Board for policies that are the policies of the State Board.

(c) If a waiver is denied under this section, the county board or the State Board, as appropriate, shall provide the reason for the denial in writing to the public charter school.

(d) A waiver may not be granted from provisions of law or regulation relating to:

(1) Audit requirements;

(2) The measurement of student academic achievement, including all assessments required for other public schools and other assessments mutually agreed upon by the public chartering authority and the school;  or

(3) The health, safety, or civil rights of a student or an employee of the public charter school.


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