The Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2019 Operating Budget is out…here is some information from the Baltimore Sun:
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You can read the full article here: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/columbia/ph-ho-cf-schools-budget-unveiled-0111-story.html
At first glance (because that is all I have had a chance to do)…I love this proposal. It appears reasonable in the dollars requested and has a much higher chance of being fully funded than the past 2 budgets proposed. Here is a break down of what we have seen over the past few years:
Request: The FY 2019 budget proposal totals $850.7 million and represents an increase of $31.6 million, or 3.9 percent, over the FY 2018 budget.
Approved: In Process
Request: The budget proposal for FY 2018 totals $868.9 million and represents an increase of $60.5 million, which is 7.5 percent.
Approved: The approved budget for FY 2018 totals $819.1 million, or approximately $2.9 million above Maintenance of Effort, which is the minimum level of funding required by state law. (an increase of $10.7 million)
Request: The Board of Education budget request for FY 2017 totals $856.4 million and represents an increase of $80.1 million from the FY 2016 Approved Operating Budget, which is 10.3 percent.
Approved: The approved Board of Education budget for FY 2017 totals $808.4 million and represents an increase of $32 million from the FY 2016 Approved Operating Budget, which is 4.1 percent.
You can view the full Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2019 Operating Budget Document here: http://www.hcpss.org/f/aboutus/budget/fy19/fy19-proposed-superintendent-operating-budget.pdf
Additional budget data can be found here: http://www.hcpss.org/about-us/budgets/