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Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Testifies on Kirwan Legislation

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Testifies on Kirwan Legislation

February 17, 2020

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Scott Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Today, in front of a joint hearing of the Maryland General Assembly, County Executive Calvin Ball testified in support of legislation to implement the Kirwan Commission recommendations, Senate Bill 1000 and House Bill 1300. The joint hearing included the following committees: Budget and Taxation, Educational, Health and Environmental Affairs, Appropriations and Ways and Means. The Kirwan Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education is a multi-year initiative to research and develop major funding and policy reforms to improve the quality of Maryland’s public education system to benefit all of the more than 790,000 students, which will in turn benefit the State’s economy and quality of life for all Marylanders.

Ball’s written testimony can be read here. 

"In order of us to maintain Howard County’s public school system’s highest standards of excellence, while also lifting the education of all children throughout our state, we must invest in our students,” said Ball. “I appreciate state leaders providing resources that better enables local jurisdictions to invest in improving student outcomes, retention and salaries of our valued educators, and school system accountability. With the Kirwan recommendations, we will ensure that our state maintains the highest quality of education for every child while benefiting our state’s economy, health, and quality of life.”