Board of Education Adopts $2.5B FY 2017 Operating Budget
The Montgomery County Board of Education approved a $2.5 billion Operating Budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, which includes targeted investments to close the achievement gap; improve students’ literacy and math skills; reduce class sizes; foster stronger partnerships with the community and families to support students; and accelerate efforts to improve and diversify the workforce. The budget represents a $180.2 million increase over the current year’s budget.
Board of Education Adopted FY 2017 Operating Budget (Feb. 9, 2016)
Budget Question & Answer (this will be updated as more answers become available)
Attend and Advocate at County Budget Hearings
Second Annual Education Budget Meetings
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
Montgomery County Council Public Hearings
Testify at the Montgomery County Council Public Hearings on the FY 2017 Operating Budget. Call 240-777-7803 beginning March 17 to sign up.
Sign up to speak
- April 5—7:00 p.m.
- April 6—1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
- April 7—1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers Recommended FY 2017 Operating Budget (12/8/2015)
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.