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MSDE to Hold Public Meeting | Prekindergarten Sliding Scale on the Agenda

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

On Tuesday, July 25th the Maryland State of Board of Education will hold a public meeting at 9 AM in the State Board room at MSDE - 20 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD.

As per the media release from MSDE,

"During the meeting, the Maryland State Board of Education will welcome five new board members. The new members of the board are Dr. Monica Goldson, Samir Paul, Esq., Nicholas Greer, Dr. Irma Johnson, and Abisola Ayoola, and were appointed by Governor Wes Moore and will be sworn in at the start of the meeting.

The agenda will include a deep dive on the proposed prekindergarten sliding scale cost model which is expected to be implemented in fiscal year 2025. Under the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, MSDE is charged with establishing and expanding access to affordable, high-quality prekindergarten programming opportunities for three and four-year-old children. Supporting Priority 1 of the Maryland State Board of Education and MSDE’s recently adopted Strategic Plan, the proposed sliding scale model will provide a more nuanced, equitable approach to fee subsidizations to prekindergarten programs for families with an annual income that is 300% above the Federal Poverty Line (FPL) but not more than 600% above the FPL. By expanding access to more Maryland families, the proposed sliding scale model will be a critical component in ensuring all Maryland students are prepared socially, emotionally, and academically for success in kindergarten."

The meeting will be livestreamed on Youtube at: View the complete agenda here ---> link.

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