Board of Education Approves $2.46 Billion Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2017
The Montgomery County Board of Education on Tuesday, June 14, unanimously approved a final $2.457 billion Operating Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The budget is a $139 million (6.0 percent) increase over FY 2016 and provides $37.9 million of targeted funding that will allow MCPS to reduce class sizes in many classrooms across the district and accelerate our efforts to close the achievement gap. The approved budget marks the first time since 2009 MCPS has been funded above the minimum level required by state law, called Maintenance of Effort (MOE).More
Read the June 14, 2016 memo from Interim Superintendent Bowers on the FY 2017 Operating Budget
Investing to Reduce Class Size and Close the Achievement Gap
The Montgomery County Council has approved the Montgomery County Public Schools operating budget for next year. The budget provides $37.9 million of additional funding that will allow us to reduce class sizes in many classrooms across the district and accelerate our efforts to close the achievement gap. We are grateful that the Council has provided these additional resources that will allow us to accomplish this important work. We also recognize that with these resources comes responsibility—responsibility to ensure that student achievement increases and every dollar is used wisely.
County Council Approves $2.46 Billion MCPS Operating Budget
The Montgomery County Council approved a FY17 budget for MCPS of $2.46 billion May 26, an increase of $135.9 million (5.9 percent) over the approved FY16 level. The County contribution is $1.62 billion, $89.3 million above the State’s Maintenance of Effort funding level.
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)
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.