Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD

Budget Issue Papers

These one- and two-page issue papers provided by the budget office explain trends and issues impacting the operating budget.

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FY 2008 Budget Issue Papers:

Audits (19K PDF)
Details of financial and operational audits performed to ensure accountability to the public.

Budget Transparency (20K PDF)
MCPS Operating Budget information available online.

Continuing Salaries (18K PDF)
Continuing salaries will increase the FY 2008 Operating Budget by $25,655,587.

Employee Benefit Plan (17K PDF)
FY 2008 Operating Budget includes an increase of $12.8 million (6.2%) to provide life and health insurance for current active and retired employees and their families.

Enrollment (18K PDF)
FY 2008 Operating Budget is reduced by almost $7 million because of enrollment changes.

Funding Retiree Benefits - GASB (18K PDF)
FY 2008 Operating Budget includes $16.1 million to begin pre-funding of Other Post-Employment health and life insurance Benefits (OPEB) for retired employees.

Inflation and Other Cost Changes (18K PDF)
Miscellaneous changes and cost increases resulting from inflation to maintain the same level of services increase the FY 2008 Operating Budget by $12.9 million (0.7 percent)

Initiatives for Academic Achievement (20K PDF)
The FY 2008 Operating Budget includes $9.6 million, including 76.1 positions, for new or expanded program initiatives to improve academic achievement for all students.

Negotiated Agreements (17K PDF)
The FY 2008 Operating Budget includes an increase of $69.9 million based on tentative negotiated agreement with the three employee unions.

New Schools (17K PDF)
The FY 2008 Operating Budget is reduced by a net of $697,216 reflecting the effects of opening new schools.

Productivity (21K PDF)
The FY 2008 Operating Budget reflects continued efforts to improve productivity by reducing costs and realigning existing resources to higher priorities.

Program Reductions and Efficiencies (19K PDF)
The FY 2008, the Operating Budget includes $5.0 million of reductions and efficiencies that make resources available for new programs and higher priority uses.

Public Engagement and the Operating Budget (18K PDF)
New methods this fall were implemented to expand public participation in the development of the Operating Budget.

Revenue (19K PDF)
Details of major revenue issues facing MCPS in FY 2008.

Spending Affordability Guidelines (19K PDF)
The Montgomery County Council will adopt preliminary spending affordability guidelines (SAG) on December 12, 2006, for the FY 2008 Operating Budget. Read about the main issues and concerns facing the Council.

 

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