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St. Mary's County Public School Board

What is the role of the Board of Education?

For many current residents, history was made in December 1996, when the county-elected school Board took the helm, ending a long tradition of operating under an appointed Board. St. Mary’s County Public Schools is governed by a Board of Education consisting of five members and a nonvoting student representative. The Board of Education of St. Mary’s County’s power and duties include the authority to adopt, enforce, and monitor all policies for the management and governance of the school system. Board of Education members are guardians of the public trust. Through the policies they make, Board members are ultimately responsible for the success or failure of local public education. The Board serves as the advocate for educational excellence for the community's youth and puts those interests first. The policies Board of Educations make dictate the standards and philosophies by which schools are run and the criteria used to judge whether they are being run well.

The key responsibilities of the Board of Education are to:

  • Hire and evaluate the Superintendent to whom is delegated all administrative responsibility and authority.

  • Adopt and evaluate policies.

  • Approve and adopt the school system’s annual budget.

  • Involve the community in the life of the school system.

  • Maintain open and honest communication.


The Board of Education of St. Mary’s County welcomes your interest and participation. Open lines of communication are vital to providing a positive educational experience for the students who learn in our classrooms each day.

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What is Breast Cancer?

a group of diseases that affects breast tissue. Both women and men can get breast cancer, though it is much more common in women.

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Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. Mammograms are covered by most health insurance programs. If you are worried about the cost or don’t have health insurance, the CDC offers free or low-cost mammograms and education about breast cancer.

  • In 2023, an estimated 297,790 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. as well as 55,720 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.

  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers.1

  • It is estimated that in 2023, approximately 30% of all new female cancer diagnoses will be breast cancer.1

  • On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States.1

  • Approximately 64% of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at a localized stage, before cancer has spread outside of the breast, when it is easiest to treat.3

  • The 5-year relative survival rate for cancer diagnosed at the localized stage is 99%.1

  • Approximately 15% of women diagnosed have a family history of breast cancer. Those with a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) with breast cancer are nearly twice as likely to develop breast cancer themselves.4


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For more information on this and other women's health issues, visit the Maryland Commission for Women's Online Health Information and Resource Directory.​

The Maryland Commission for Women is a 25-member advisory board in the Department of Human Services. The Commission’s duties outlined in its enabling legislation include


  • Study the status of women in our state

  • Recommend methods of overcoming discrimination

  • Recognize women’s accomplishments and contributions

  • Provide informed advice to the executive and legislative branches of government on the issues concerning the women of our state

  • Direct attention to critical problems confronting women

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