Operating Budget → Fiscal Year 2015 → Budget Brief:
Collaborating to Serve Our Children
The Montgomery County Board of Education has recommended a $2.3 billion Operating Budget for next school year (2014–2015). The budget is a 4 percent increase over this year’s budget and is just 2.5 percent above the minimum funding level required by state law. This budget will allow MCPS to continue to provide all students with access to a world-class education while managing its enrollment growth. The budget also invests strategically in key areas that will allow MCPS to narrow the achievement gap and prepare students to thrive in their future.
One area of strategic investment is supporting community engagement and collaborative efforts that allow us to empower parents and build partnerships, so we can best meet all the needs of our students and their families.
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Montgomery County Public Schools has a strong reputation for meeting the educational needs of its students. As the district’s enrollment grows, however, more students are coming to MCPS requiring supports and services that we cannot, alone, provide.
Over the years, MCPS has developed partnerships with county agencies, community organizations, non- profit groups and others to meet the holistic needs of students and their families. But more must be done to engage and empower the community if we are going to make sure our students are prepared to thrive in their future.
The Board’s budget request includes $800,000 to expand existing partnerships that serve students and to hire staff that will engage parents, community members, and business leaders in preparing our children for success. These funds will—
The budget is now in the hands of the Montgomery County Executive and the Montgomery County Council.
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