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The Maryland Green Schools Act of 2019 Becomes a Law July 1, 2019

June 03, 2019

Thank you for your support of the Maryland Green Schools Act of 2019. This Bill has been established to increase the number of green schools in the State to 50% with funding beginning July 1, 2020 to support Professional Development, Transportation related to access to nature, and Green Schools programs at schools. Over the next year MAEOE staff, board members, and advisory council members will work with the Green Schools Committee and other partners to develop strategy as outlined in the Bill.

Currently there are 635 Maryland Green Schools, 31% of all schools in the state. For a full list of schools click here Green Schools by county.

Senate Bill 0662 Sponsored by Senator Miller, President of the Senate, Senators King and Pinsky.

House Bill 01366 Sponsored by Delegate Alice Cain and Delegates Bagnall, Bartlett, Chang, Charkoudian, Feldmark, Guyton, Kerr, Lehman, Lierman, Palakovich Carr, Pena-Melnyk, Smith, Solomon, C. Watson, and Lafferty.

Bill enacted May 25, 2019.

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