Interim Superintendent Larry A. Bowers Recommends $2.4 Billion FY 2017 Operating Budget
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Interim Superintendent Larry A. Bowers presented his recommended $2.4 billion Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget to the Board of Education Tuesday (December 8). The budget calls for a 4.5 percent increase in new spending designed to strengthen the system’s foundation, which has been squeezed by eight years of difficult economic times.
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Superintendent's FY 2017 Recommended Operating Budget
Budget in Brief of the Superintendent's FY 2017 Recommended Operating Budget
Fast Facts: A Call to Action to Fund Our Future
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Budget Question & Answer (this will be updated as more answers become available)
Attend a Second Annual Education Budget Meeting
Presented by County Council Member Craig Rice, MCPS Interim Superintendent Larry A. Bowers, and Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard
- How are budget decisions made?
- What is the county doing today to get ready for FY17 and beyond?
- What opportunities do residents have to influence budget decisions?
Meeting Dates and Locations
Education Budget Meetings
Join Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice, MCPS Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers, and Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard at an Education Budget Meeting to find out how budget decisions are made, what the county is doing today to get ready for FY 2017 and beyond, and opportunities residents have to influence budget decisions. Five meetings are scheduled at locations across the county.
MCPS Budget 101—An Interactive Website
We created Budget 101 to provide an overview of what's in the MCPS operating budget. This site will show you where our funding comes from, how it's spent, and how we staff individual schools to ensure we are meeting the needs of every student.
Neighbor to Neighbor—An Online Toolkit
Neighbor to Neighbor gives members of the MCPS community the opportunity to participate in small-group discussions about the MCPS operating budget. The online toolkit has everything you need to get started.
Parent Academy Workshops—Sign Up Here
MCPS is hosting three Budget 101 Parent Academy workshops where you can learn more about the current budget and discuss the proposed budget for next school year. The workshops are scheduled for January 20 at Francis Scott Key Middle School; February 17 at the Carver Educational Services Center; and March 7 at Forest Oak Middle School.