Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget Virtual Presentation Set for Dec. 18
Superintendent of Schools Jack R. Smith will host a virtual community conversation to present his Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget Recommendation on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. As part of the presentation, Dr. Smith and MCPS staff will take questions from the community and answer them live. Questions may be submitted online or by text message to 724-990-8433. The December 18, 2018, presentation can be viewed live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon FIOS Channel 36, and RCN Channel 88, as well as through the MCPS website: https://montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/budget/fy2018/live.aspx
Dr. Smith presented the framework for his recommended FY 2020 operating budget to the Board of Education on Dec. 4. He outlined 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 proposed budget is organized around learning, accountability and results; human capital; operational excellence; community partnerships and engagement; and improving teaching and learning.
The timeline for the FY 2020 operating budget is as follows:
December 18, 2018: the superintendent’s FY 2020 operating budget virtual presentation;
Mid-December 2018 through early January 2019: members of the community can sign-up for operating budget hearings;
January 9 and January 14, 2019: operating budget hearings;
January 17 and 24, 2019: Board operating budget work sessions; and
February 12, 2019: Board takes action on the recommended operating budget
Read information about the operating budget process and public participation.
Read the FY 2020 Operating Budget Guide.