MOE Waiver Requests Due April 16

In a letter dated April 11, the State Board of Education’s Executive Director Anthony South has indicated the following partial timetable for maintenance of effort waiver applications:

April 16 – County waiver requests due

April 23 – Schools and others respond

May 2 – State Superintendent makes initial recommendation

(TBD) – State Board conducts public hearing

May 22 – State Board final approval decision


Click here to see the complete letter. The letter also details the multiple waiver processes established under SB 848, the state’s newly enacted maintenance of effort law.

In the past, even counties not yet into details of a proposed county budget have complied with the State Board’s process by submitting a waiver request, sometimes necessitating later follow-up and added detail. Counties facing such timing considerations are advised to contact the State Board directly via email to

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties

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