Welcome to Maryland Association of School Discipline Hearing Officials

About Us

What is MASDHO?

The Maryland Association of School Discipline Hearing Officials is an association of professionals who hold a variety of certifications through the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).   

The Maryland Association of School Discipline Hearing Officials (MASDHO) works in conjunction with the Maryland State Department of Education to promote consistent, just, and lawful school disciplinary hearings for all students in Maryland through professional development, certification standards, and networking.

What we do...

  • Participate in training with regional and national experts
  • Provide opportunities for hearing official certification
  • Communicate between school districts
  • Recognize and acknowledge exceptional work
  • Exchange knowledge about best practices
  • Review case law, current legislative trends, and MSDE policies and procedures
  • Examine emerging disciplinary trends
  • Provide professional development to school-based administrators
  • Advocate for sound disciplinary practices

Our Mission

is to provide a forum  for Maryland's school discipline hearing officials to share resources and exchange knowledge about best practices.