MCPS has created a "Program Budget" that provides a summary of how MCPS invests its resources to support students within the following broad categories:
Programs in this category include those that provide direct services to students to narrow the achievement gap. The resources and services provided by these programs are over - and above core general education programs and services.
Programs included in this category are those that MCPS administers in partnership with other governmental, business, and community entities to support the instructional and social emotional needs of students and narrow the achievement gap.
This category of programs includes those that focus on building the capacity of schools and staff to deliver the highest quality instruction.
The core instructional programs are those that serve all elementary, middle, and high school students.
School operational support programs are those that provide transportation, building services and maintenance, safety and security, and other support services to students and schools.
Programs in this category include resources that support and provide leadership for systemwide policies and academic priorities, provide operational leadership, and administer business services that support MCPS students, schools, and employees.