Join Us for a Virtual Community Conversation on the FY 2020 Operating Budget
Superintendent Jack R. Smith will host a virtual community conversation to present his Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget Recommendation on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Following the presentation, Dr. Smith and MCPS staff will answer questions on the budget. Questions can submitted online and via text message.
Staff are invited to watch the presentation on the MCPS website and on MCPS TV (Comcast 34-HD 998, Verizon 36 and RCN 89), and in Spanish on Condado TV (Comcast 33, Verizon 35 and RCN 88).
Listen to the conversation in English at 888-566-7610, Passcode: 2163872 or in Spanish at 800-369-1719, Passcode: 6190476.
Submit questions here or by text message to 724-990-8433 (standard data and text rates apply).
Superintendent Jack R. Smith presented the framework for his recommended FY 2020 operating budget to the Board of Education on Dec. 4. He stressed the importance of the budget’s focus on student classrooms and schools, including the following key bodies of work: improving programs; increasing access to strong academic and career opportunities; extending learning; providing language opportunities; focusing on physical, social, and psychological well-being; hiring and retaining an effective and diverse workforce; and strengthening operational excellence.
The timeline for the FY 2020 operating budget is as follows:
- Mid-December 2018 through early January 2019: Signups for operating budget hearings
- January 9 and January 14, 2019: Board of Education holds operating budget hearings
- January 16: State releases budget
- January 17 and 24, 2019: Board holds operating budget work sessions
- February 12, 2019: Board takes action on the recommended operating budget
Read the FY 2020 Operating Budget Guide.