The Montgomery County Council approved an operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018 on May 25.  The budget allocates $2.52 billion to MCPS--a $62.3 million increase more than the current fiscal year.  This budget will allow MCPS to manage significant enrollment growth and build the foundation and structure needed to ensure that all MCPS students are able to achieve at higher levels.  The approved budget includes investments in strategic priority accelerators focused on improving student performance while narrowing achievement gaps.  The Board of Education will take final action on the budget on June 13.  Please visit www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/budget/ for more information.