June 5, 2013
The Montgomery County Council approved a $2.23 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 operating budget for MCPS on Thursday, May 23. The budget represents a 2.65 percent increase over the current year and is funded at the minimum level allowed by state law. MCPS is putting $27 million of its budget reserves into next year’s budget, which will allow the district to manage its continued enrollment growth, re-energize efforts to narrow achievement gaps and prepare for the future. The budget also will allow the district to invest in key areas, such as mathematics instruction, middle schools, professional learning for staff and the restoration of some positions that have been eliminated over the past several years. The Board of Education is expected to approve a final budget for FY 2014 on June 13. Visit the MCPS budget website for more information.