May 30, 2017
The Montgomery County Council approved an operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018 on May 25. The budget allocates $2.52 billion to Montgomery County Public Schools—a $62.3 million increase over 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 accelerators are grouped by the five strategic priorities that Superintendent Jack Smith outlined this year:
- Improving Teaching and Learning;
- Learning, Accountability, and Results;
- Human Capital;
- Community Partnerships and Engagement; and
- Operational Excellence
The Board of Education will take final action on the budget on June 13. Visit the operating budget website for more information.