Board of Education Approves Amendments to Capital Improvements Program
The Montgomery County Board of Education approved the requested Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Capital Budget and Amendments to the FY 2019-2024 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) on November 27 that will help plan for future growth in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), while addressing school security and access to college and career readiness programs.
The Board approved an FY 2020 Capital Budget appropriation of $281.5 million and an amended FY 2019-2024 CIP totaling $1.82 billion. The Board of Education is requesting $113.8 million from the state as its share of the FY 2020 Capital Budget. FY 2020 is the second year of the biennial CIP review process.
The amendments include funding to begin planning for three elementary school addition projects; funding for five countywide projects; and funding for one revitalization/expansion project.
The Board’s request will be submitted to the Montgomery County Executive and the Montgomery County Council for consideration. The County Executive will issue his recommended FY 2019-2024 CIP amendments for all county agencies by mid-January. The Council will hold a hearing in early February and work sessions in March and April, before adopting an approved FY 2020 Capital Budget and Amendments to the FY 2019-2024 CIP by the end of May.
Read the news release.
Capital Improvements Program: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/planning/cipmaster.aspx