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Programs > Bridge to Excellence
2015 Bridge to Excellence Master Plan Annual

The master planning process guides the State and its twenty-four local school systems forward by connecting:

  • High expectations for student, school, and system performance;
  • An increase in State aid to public schools between fiscal years 2003 and 2008; and 
  • Performance accountability in exchange for increased funding and spending flexibility.
In Focus
2015 State Board Report: Bridge to Excellence Master Plan Review
2015 State Board Report on Master Plans
Bridge to Excellence


An Evaluation of the Effect of Increased State Aid to Local School Systems Through the Bridge to Excellence Act: Final Report

Bridge to Excellence Master Plan Documents

Local School System Master Plans and Annual Updates (2003 - 2015)


Tools for Bridge to Excellence Points of Contact and Planning Teams

Bridge to Excellence 2014 Guidance: Part I and Part II

MSDE Budget Forms

Guide to Use Community Resources to Provide Services

Contact Information
Michelle E. Daley, Comprehensive Planning Specialist
Division of Student, Family, and School Support
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0311
Email:  michelle.daley@maryland.gov
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