Statement from Board of Education President Shebra Evans and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jack Smith on County Executive Marc Elrich's FY 2021 Capital Budget Recommendation

January 15, 2020

“We are deeply disappointed with the County Executive’s Recommended Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2021. His recommendation for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is not only less than the capital request made by the Board of Education, but also is less than the capital budget amount approved by the Montgomery County Council last year. This recommended decrease comes at a time when our enrollment has increased by more than 10,000 students in the last five years and our aging building infrastructure continues to be strained. We ask that the County Council closely examine this recommendation and work to ensure MCPS has the funding needed to provide safe and functional classrooms and schools for our growing student population.”

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