From the office of State Del. Mary-Dulany James:
Annapolis – in the General Assembly’s closing days of the 2013 legislative session, Delegate Mary-Dulany James has thankfully negotiated an extra $1 million for spending on K-12 education in Harford County next year.
The relentless efforts of Del. James as an advisor on the House-Senate conference committee have yielded the result of more money for spending on education in Harford County. The state’s local funding formula did provide an accurate appropriation to Harford County schools when looking at numbers, but local officials have made clear the burden any decrease over last year would have.
“This additional money will help to smooth out the effects of a rigid formula that can’t always account for the real world’s demands,” said James. The General Assembly will be reviewing the state’s method for calculating local school funding next year during the 2014 session.
After numerous meetings this session with representatives of K-12 education in Harford County, Del. James has learned very well of the need for additional funding in order to continue the tradition of providing the best public education in the nation.
“This money will help to provide relief in the classrooms that so many of our teachers in Harford County have asked for so they are able to deliver the quality education that all of our children deserve,” said James.