A signing ceremony was held Friday, May 6th in Annapolis where all 24 school system Superintendants, along with State Superintendant Dr. Nancy Grasmick, and MPSSAA President Dr. William Beattie put their approval on a new Master Agreement for interscholastic athletics in our state schools. The newly inked Agreement goes into effect on November 1st and will run through October 31, 2031.
Historically, the Master Agreement is a document that is enacted by the Maryland State Department of Education along with all of the local school systems to give authority to the MPSSAA for oversight, conduct, and operation of interscholastic athletic programs within the state. Each of the three entities involved has roles and responsiblities delineated in this document which create the cooperation, synergy, and support that has been the hallmark of interscholastic athletics in Maryland. The MPSSAA is looking forward to another twenty years of success!