With the days dwindling before state lawmakers take their traditional August recess, House Speaker Robert DeLeo on Monday shut the door on the possibility of an education funding bill emerging before the break.

Wednesday will mark the one-year anniversary since school funding reform talks among Beacon Hill Democrats collapsed last session, and the Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Alice Peisch and Sen. Jason Lewis, has spent the past several months working to develop comprehensive legislation.

Lewis originally said he hoped to produce a bill by June, and earlier this month revised that timeline to "the near future." Advocates have called it urgent to pass a bill that addresses the currently unmet funding needs associated with the actual costs of employee health care, special education, and the expenses associated with teaching low-income students and English language learners.

Asked Monday after meeting with Gov. Charlie Baker and Senate President Karen Spilka if he expected the committee to release a bill before the recess, DeLeo said no.

"I think that although both sides have been working diligently for months to try to get to a final place, I think by Wednesday I would very much doubt that that would be done," the Winthrop Democrat said. "Having said that, I am hopeful that at least during this year, that we will have it accomplished. I think both sides are working very hard to come to a place where everyone feels comfortable."

Spilka, an Ashland Democrat, said she believes lawmakers will get a school finance bill over the finish line this year, and that she's looking forward to seeing one pass.

"I know that both chairs are working still and the committee is working hard on it," she said. "We are very close, but it is unlikely to pass something in two days, to have it reported out, have both branches digits what will be probably the most complex bill of the session if not of the decade. So I agree, I believe that we will get this done this year, not necessarily this session but actually this year, 2019, and I am looking forward to it because our children deserve nothing less."

Last week, the Massachusetts AFL-CIO indicated it still wanted to see a funding bill pass "before the Legislature goes on recess in July."

Massachusetts Teachers Association President Merrie Najimy, in a statement responding to this year's state budget, said "another July is coming to a close without a long-term fix to a more than $1 billion hole in our public education budget" and that she hopes "While legislators are on vacation in August....they will reflect on the need to pass" funding bills addressing K-12 and higher education.