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Major battle looms over local school funding

A major battle is likely in the upcoming session of the legislature over how much Maryland’s local governments must contribute to their local school systems.

The Maryland Association of Counties is circulating draft legislation that would revamp the state’s rule for “maintenance of effort,” the law that requires counties to fund their local schools at the same level as they did in the previous year. Some local school officials are worried that the change could lead to a significant decline in school spending around the state.

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