Schools Superintendent Recommends $2.52 Billion Operating Budget
For his first budget cycle as the head of Montgomery County Public Schools, Dr. Jack R. Smith had submitted a proposed operating budget totally $2.52 billion for Fiscal Year 2018. The proposed budget is $62.4 million higher than last year’s propose budget, which is a 2.5 percent increase, and 1.5 percent over the minimum county funding level.
According to the release, the $2.52 billion operating budget will allow the district to manage significant enrollment growth and build the foundation and structure that is needed to ensure that all MCPS students are able to achieve at higher levels.
“My operating budget recommendation builds on investments the district has made over the years and reflects our core values of learning, relationships, respect, excellence and equity,” Superintendent Smith said. “This budget defines a clear path to improved achievement for all and instills confidence that MCPS will fulfill its core purpose of preparing all students to thrive in the future.”