State Releases Draft Tools for Locals to Help with Blueprint Implementation

The State has released several draft tools and resources for locals to help locals as they implement the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. The draft tools are up for public feedback ahead of the November 10 public hearing on the draft Comprehensive Implementation Plan.

The Blueprint Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) jointly published a draft Initial Implementation Plan template and draft Criteria for Success for locals as part of the draft AIB Blueprint Comprehensive Plan for public feedback.

According to a press release:

Each Local Education Agency (LEA) will be required to complete and submit the template for their initial Blueprint implementation plan submission, and the criteria will be used to recommend approval or disapproval of LEA implementation plans and release of Blueprint funds.

The draft implementation template walks LEAs through each of the components of the five pillars of the Blueprint and asks them to provide detailed plans for implementing each component and relevant data/evidence in doing so.

The draft criteria for success lays out three tiers of potential grading for how LEAs are performing on each component of each pillar.

The AIB is seeking feedback from stakeholders and the public on the draft Initial Implementation Plan template and Criteria for Success alongside feedback on its draft Blueprint Comprehensive Plan that was released on October 26.

Submit feedback ahead of the November 10 hearing.