Fiscal Year 2021 → Question 5
There are 132.034 Full-time Equivalent (FTE) psychologist positions in the Superintendent’s Recommended FY 2021 Operating Budget to support MCPS’ 208 schools. The psychologists assigned to the comprehensive schools are assigned based on the needs in the buildings each week.
A list of the supports is below:
FY 2021 FTE Positions
Division of Psychological Services Comprehensive Schools
Office of Special Education
DPS Bilingual Assessment Team
The number of students enrolled in MCPS for school year 2019-2020 is 166,474 and there are currently 93.0 FTE psychologist positions in the Department of Psychological Services (DPS) to support schools. In addition, there are 31.534 FTE psychologist positions assigned to support specialized programs (special education, alternative programs, Head Start, and the Bilingual Assessment Team). The current ratio of DPS psychologists to students is 1:1790. The current ratio of all MCPS psychologists to students is 1:1337.
There are 21.0 FTE psychologist positions for FY 2020 and 21.5 FTE psychologist positions in the Superintendent’s Recommended FY 2021 Operating Budget to support special education programs. The breakdown of programs supported follows: