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On page 1-31 there is a reference to projections for “decreased revenue” for Neglected and Delinquent Youth that necessitate a reduction in professional part-time salaries. Please explain.

Question#: 17

BUDGET PAGE REFERENCE: 1-31

ANSWER:

Funding for the Neglected and Delinquent Youth program originates at the federal level and is awarded to MCPS via the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Because the preliminary estimate from MSDE for FY 2013 is not available, the amount received for FY 2012 is the basis for the FY 2013 estimate. The amount received for FY 2012 is $54,313 less than the amount budgeted for FY 2012. Therefore, there is revenue failure of $54,313 this year, and the FY 2013 budget of $137,644 is reduced by $54,313.

There is a reduction of $18,053 for professional part-time salaries that are currently used to provide instructional services at the Montgomery County Correctional facility and to pay for student incentives for increased attendance and academic achievement. In addition, there is a reduction of $34,234 for contractual services used for social worker interns, school liaisons, and outdoor programs. A reduction of $2,026 for field trip transportation also will be required although the locally-funded budget for Alternative Programs will be sufficient to cover this cost.

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