Office of the Deputy for Finance and Administration

​Responsible for developing and implementing the Department’s administrative and financial policies, procedures, and systems. This includes budget, accounting, administrative services, and financial reporting and coordination.

We strive to ensure that all our customers, internal and external, comply with all federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines.

Adequacy Study

The Maryland General Assembly enacted new primary state education aid formulas in 2002, with a requirement to review these formulas approximately 10 years later to ensure that funding for K-12 education continues to be adequate for all students. We are overseeing an overseeing an independent contract to conduct this work—now under way--in collaboration with the Department of Legislative Services and the Department of Budget and Management. An overview and update is available here.


Contact Information
Kristy Michel
Chief Operating Officer
Maryland State Department of Education
410-767-0011 Voice | 410-333-2232 Fax
Email: kristy.michel@maryland.gov