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File #: 19-0162R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Baltimore’s Fiscal Readiness for Kirwan
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 8/19/2019 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action:
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Title: Informational Hearing - Baltimore’s Fiscal Readiness for Kirwan For the purpose of requesting the Director of the Baltimore City Department of Finance to brief the City Council on the City’s fiscal readiness for any recommendations that the Kirwan Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education may put forward to alter public school funding formulas for Baltimore City, and requesting the CEO of the Baltimore City Public School System to discuss the implications to City schools if the Kirwan Commission’s recommendations are not passed or, if passed, are inadequate to ensure that Baltimore City public schools receive the State funding they deserve.
Sponsors: President Brandon M. Scott, Zeke Cohen, Danielle McCray, Ryan Dorsey, Bill Henry, Sharon Green Middleton, Eric T. Costello, Robert Stokes, Sr., Leon F. Pinkett, III, Kristerfer Burnett, John T. Bullock, Mary Pat Clarke, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Baltimore City, Fiscal , Informational Hearing, Kirwan
Attachments: 1. 19-0162R-1st Reader
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
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Introduced by: President Scott


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - Baltimore’s Fiscal Readiness for Kirwan
For the purpose of requesting the Director of the Baltimore City Department of Finance to brief the City Council on the City’s fiscal readiness for any recommendations that the Kirwan Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education may put forward to alter public school funding formulas for Baltimore City, and requesting the CEO of the Baltimore City Public School System to discuss the implications to City schools if the Kirwan Commission’s recommendations are not passed or, if passed, are inadequate to ensure that Baltimore City public schools receive the State funding they deserve.
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The Kirwan Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education is an initiative to develop funding and policy reforms for Maryland schools. The Commission will make recommendations to the Maryland General Assembly for improving education in Maryland to prepare students “to meet the challenges of a changing global economy, to meet the State's workforce needs, to be prepared for postsecondary education and the workforce, and to be successful citizens in the 21st century.”

Comprising elected officials and other stakeholders, the Commission has been methodically researching and developing recommendations to provide a more equitable public school funding formula, which will determine how state and local resources are allocated for the next decade. However, this funding formula must account for the decade...

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