In a forthcoming process already reported publicly, the Maryland State Board of Education will hear Anne Arundel County’s appeal regarding the county budget and the state’s maintenance of effort law. The county relied on information from a recent attorney general opinion to base its 2011-2012 budget comparison, but was found by the State Department of Education in its official certification letter to have improperly done so.
From a release by the State Board of Education today:
The Maryland State Board of Education has received an appeal from the Anne Arundel County Government challenging the Maryland State Department of Education’s determination that Anne Arundel County is in non-compliance with the FY 2012 State Maintenance of Effort Requirement. The letter notifying the County that it is in non-compliance and the letter and accompanying materials from the Anne Arundel County Executive disputing this finding can be found at www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/stateboard/FY+2012+Maintenance+of+Effort+Noncompliance
The Maryland State Board of Education has set a deadline of February 24, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. for the receipt of formal written responses on this matter from interested parties. Persons wishing to submit responses must submit twenty hard copies to:
James H. DeGraffenreidt, Jr.
Maryland State Board of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
The State Board also requests that an electronic copy be sent to email@example.com.