On Tuesday, February 19, 2013, the Baltimore County Board of Education approved our FY2014 Proposed Operating Budget. In this budget I have recommended a $1.3 billion operating budget that is $41.9 million, or 3.3 percent, larger than the adjusted FY2013 operating budget.
The proposed budget is part of a multi-year strategy aimed at keeping up with growth while moving BCPS forward. The proposed budget reflects continued funding from the county at the maintenance of effort level, and provides $26.2 million in salaries and benefits in accordance with current labor agreements. New initiatives allocate funding for managing continued growth in student academic achievement; raising the bar and closing gaps in student academic achievement; and investing in our future by strengthening our infrastructure.
Our plans are outlined in the documents linked within. For greater detail, please review the full Board-approved budget document. Please direct any specific questions about the budget proposal to the Office of Budget and Reporting at ext. 4198.
The FY2014 Board Proposed Operating Budget will now be submitted to the Baltimore County Executive. You can participate in the County's budget review process by attending County Council meetings and public hearings, the details of which can be found on the County Council Meetings web site.With the strength and activism of Team BCPS, I feel confident that our core values will be translated into a bigger and better investment in our youth that will benefit this community as a whole.
S. Dallas Dance