Fiscal Year 2002
Presented January 9, 2001
The following information represents highlights
of the proposed 2002 fiscal year operating budget
request from the Baltimore County Public Schools.
A public hearing will be held on this request,
and the Baltimore County Board of Education
will hold a work session before approval the
budget request and submitting it to the County
Executives Office prior to March 1, 2001.
The Public Hearing on Operating Budget Request
will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2001,
at 7:00 p.m., at the Ridge-Ruxton Center, 6916
Charles Street, Towson, 21204. Speaker sign-up
for that hearing begins at 6:15 p.m.
The Board of Education Work Session on Operating
Budget will be held on Thursday, February 8,
2001, at 7:00 p.m., at the ESS Building, Greenwood
Administrative campus, 6901 Charles Street,
Towson, 21204. The public is welcome to attend.
I. To Improve Student Achievement
- Elementary Reading Series: $2.9 million.
- 5 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) positions for
Academic Intervention Team to support low-performing
- 20 days Extended Year Employee per teacher
for 10 low performing schools: $1.94 million.
- NW/SW Regional Team to address foster care
student issues: $500,000 in special state
- Special Education Positions Professional:
- Year 1 of a 2-year phase-in of Board-approved
- 53 FTE special education teachers.
- 5 FTE speech language pathologist positions
- Special Education Positions Instructional
- Year 1 of 3-year implementation plan.
- 96 FTE I.A. positions: $2.26 million.
- Test Trax Maintenance to support instructional
II. To improve the number of students taking
and passing the Advanced Placement Tests
- Distance Learning Initiative: $300,500 (incl.
2 teachers, 7 Instructional Assistants, equipment,
- Funding for AP tests in hardship cases:
- Training workshops and seminars: $55,800.
III. To improve the number of students taking
and achieving on the Scholastic Assessment Test
- Training workshops and seminars for SAT/PSAT:
- Funding for PSAT testing of all 10th grade
- Training for teachers new to Gifted and
Talented programs: $25,400.
IV. To increase the number of students successfully
completing their courses of study
- Library collection material maintenance:
V. To ensure students are provided with
an opportunity to use technology.
- Upgrade Wide Area Network/Local Area Network
infrastructure (one-time cost).
- Upgrade existing closet electronics
in schools: $4.13 million.
- Replace aging computer equipment: $406,000.
- Upgrade and installation of servers
for schools: $765,000.
- Upgrade WAN electronics: $150,000.
- Upgrades to bandwidth: $228,000.
- Database development: $50,000.
- Wireless connections to portable classrooms:
- Classroom whiteboards: $734,000.
- Equipment for art and automotive career
completer programs: $300,000.
- Fire Suppression System for Central
Computer Room: $125,000.
- Subtotal of one-time only items: $6.97
- 5 FTE Cisco Academy Teachers: $229,500.
VI. To improve the quality and timeliness
of services provided to students, staff, parents,
- One-time only costs:
- Personal computer for every teacher:
- Magnet Programs Evaluation Study: $20,000.
- 1 FTE grant specialist: $88,000.
- 10 FTE Network Technicians: $571,000.
- 20 custodians: $661,000.
- Musical instrument replacement: $223,000.
- Partnership with Howard and Johns Hopkins
Universities to advance achievement for minority
- Non-public placement: $908,000.
VII. To align curriculum, instruction, and
- Textbooks to implement newly aligned curricula
- Spanish: $470,000.
- French: $128,000.
- Economics: $181,000.
VIII. To enhance partnership of home and
- Assisted technology for special education
students schooled at home: $47,000.
- Technology upgrade for the Parentmobile:
IX. To increase community involvement and
confidence in public education.
- Upgrade video equipment in Board of Education
control room to enhance broadcasts of Board
X. To promote health and safety of students
- School fitness equipment safety inspections:
- One-time only costs:
- Venetian blind replacement: $250,000.
- Security and safety equipment installations:
- Replace protective athletic equipment:
XI. To recruit and maintain a quality workforce
- Salary increases:
- 5% COLA increase for TABCO pay scales:
- 5% COLA increase for non-TABCO bargaining
units: $8.39 million.
- FICA on salary increases: $2.79 million.
- 4% raise for substitutes and paid helpers:
- Year 2 of agreed-upon salary increase
schedule for principals: $606,000.Transportation
salaries: $1.93 million.
- Administrative and Supervisory Personnel
to 12-month status: $215,000
- Advanced Professional and National Certification
stipend (local match): $20,000.
- Principals Academy for Leadership
Fixed Costs Increases
for FY 2002
- Increased fuel costs: $275,000
- Increased utilities costs: $1.64 million
- Increased costs for college credit reimbursements:
- Increments and longevities: $7.657 million.
- Fringe benefits: $6.71 million.
Shifts and Enrollments for FY 2002
- New Town Elementary School start-up costs:
- 9 FTE New Town ES Fixed Staff: $408,000
- 56.7 FTE for additional enrollment increase:
- Bus/Vehicle Leases: ($635,289)
- Timonium Office Space: ($100,000)
- Electric Deregulation: ($230,000)
- Telephone Billing Reimbursements: ($500,000)
- Contributions to Workmans Compensation
Fund: ($4 million)
- Total savings: ($5.46 million)
- 212.0 additional positions beyond increases
and shifts in enrollment
- $22,449,501 in one-time only requests
a decrease of 9.5% from FY 2001
- $54,241,362 for continuous items
an increase of 7.6% from FY 2001 adjusted
Grand Total for
An increase of 10.6% above
FY 2001 adjusted baseline, or $76,690,863