Here’s a timeline of what to expect from the Kirwan Commission and the new school funding formula:
Fall 2019 A workgroup on school funding supporting the work of the Kirwan Commission meets to develop recommendations on revising the state’s school funding formula.
Late Fall 2019 Full Kirwan Commission meets to consider the subgroup’s funding recommendations so they can be sent on to the General Assembly and Gov. Hogan.
January–April 2020 2020 General Assembly Legislators are expected to pass a new school funding formula phasing in billions of dollars of new funding over the next decade to support the policy recommendations of the Kirwan Commission. They are also expected to identify funding sources for the new formula to ensure that it is adequate, equitable, and sustainable.