Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget

Board of Education Adopts $2.39 Billion FY 2016 Operating Budget

The Montgomery County Board of Education approved a $2.39 billion Operating Budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, which will allow the district to provide the same services to a growing number of students; manage increased operational costs; and meet salary and benefit obligations. The budget represents a 4.1 percent increase over the current year’s budget.

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NEW—Fuller Report: Economic Impact Study has Significant Impact

Study Shows MCPS has Significant Economic Impact on County and State Economies

In a new study of the economic benefits of the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 Capital and Operating Budgets, noted economist Dr. Stephen Fuller concludes that the investments in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) would contribute more than $3 billion to the local economy and support more than 20,000 jobs in the state of Maryland and more than 9,200 jobs in Montgomery County.

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Superintendent presented his FY 2016 Recommended Operating Budget on December 9, 2014

Superintendent Joshua P. Starr recommended a $2.4 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, which includes $103.6 million in additional spending that will allow Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to manage its continued growth, narrow achievement gaps, and prepare students for the future. Read More

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The Superintendent’s Recommended FY 2016 Program Budget

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Read the Budget in Brief of the Superintendent's FY 2016 Recommended Operating Budget

Press Release: Superintendent Recommends $2.4 Billion FY 2016 Operating Budget

FY 2016 Budget Questions & Answers

Dr. Starr's Presentation to the Board of Education Adobe PDF icon square

  • Charts Adobe PDF icon square: Growing Enrollment, Rising Poverty and Language Needs, Recommended FY 2016 Operating Budget: $2.4 billion, and FY 2016 Strategic Priority Enhancements

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Superintendent's Recommended Budget
  Superintendent presents Recommended Operating Budget  
  Sign-up for BOE Operating Budget Hearings  
  BOE Operating Budget Hearings  
  BOE Operating Budget Worksessions  
  BOE Operating Budget Action/Adoption (tentative date)  

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