Statement on Montgomery County Council's Passage of FY 2014 Operating Budget

May 23, 2013
On Thursday (May 23, 2013), the Montgomery County Council approved an operating budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. The Council approved a $2.23 billion budget for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). This is an increase of about 2.6 percent over FY 2013 and the budget is funded at the minimum level required by state law. MCPS will use $27 million of its budget reserves to fund the FY 2014 budget. The Montgomery County Board of Education is scheduled to approve a final budget on Thursday, June 13.

Board of Education President Christopher S. Barclay released the following statement after the Council’s vote Thursday morning:

“I want to thank the Montgomery County Council for approving a Fiscal Year 2014 operating budget that will allow Montgomery County Public Schools to manage its continued growth, prepare our staff and students for the future, and re-energize our efforts to narrow the achievement gap. The Board of Education looks forward to working with our Council colleagues in the future to ensure that all Montgomery County students receive an education that provides them with the knowledge and skills they need for success in college and the work place.”

Montgomery County Council Press Release

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