Education Funding Workgroup Appointed

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones announced appointments to the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Funding Formula Workgroup. As reported by Maryland Matters,

The panel will be tasked with making funding formula recommendations before the 2020 legislative session, including on the split between state and local education funding, prioritizing the order of funding for recommendations of the Kirwan Commission and recommendations for specific funding formulas for some of the specific policies recommended by the commission.

The 13 member workgroup includes:

  • William E. “Brit” Kirwan, chairman of the Kirwan Commission and former chancellor of the University System of Maryland
  • Harford County Executive Barry Glassman
  • Former senator Joan Carter Conway, who chaired the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
  • Matt Gallagher, president of the Goldseker Foundation and former chief of staff to Gov. Martin O’Malley
  • Sean Johnson, assistant executive director of the Maryland State Educators Association
  • Richard Madaleno, Montgomery County’s budget director and former vice chairman of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
  • Alvin Thornton, chairman of the Prince George’s County Board of Education
  • Del. Maggie McIntosh (D-Baltimore City), chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee
  • Sen. Bill Ferguson (D-Baltimore City), vice chairman of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
  • Eloise Foster, former Maryland budget secretary
  • Cheryl Pasteur, former principal and member of the Baltimore County Board of Education
  • Monique Davis, assistant superintendent for Anne Arundel County Public Schools and former deputy superintendent for Prince George’s County Public Schools
  • Budget Secretary David Brinkley, appointee for Hogan

Recommendations of the workgroup are expected by November 1.

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