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Maryland Center for School Safety (MCSS)



The Maryland Center for School Safety (MCSS), an independent organization of the State government, is co-located with, but independent of the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center. 

The MCSS purpose is to provide a coordinated and comprehensive policy for school safety in Maryland, the Center collaborates with local school systems, law enforcement agencies, State and local government, community organizations, parents, and other groups. With those partners, the Center disseminates information on best practices, programs, and resources; provides technical assistance and training; collects, analyzes, and integrates Statewide data; and promotes interagency efforts to ensure safe schools.The Governing Board for the Maryland Center for School Safety provides general oversight and direction to the Center, and approves the Center's budget. The Board developed an implementation plan for phasing in the establishment and operation of the Center.

Eleven members constitute the Governing Board. Four are appointed by the Governor, who designates the chair. Four members serve ex officio, and the State Superintendent of Schools, the Maryland Association of Boards of Education, and the Public School Superintendents' Association of Maryland each appoint one member.