Office of Budget and Reporting

How can the public participate in the budget process?

Public meetings are held at key points in the budget process throughout the year.  The public is encouraged to attend the meetings and may provide written and verbal testimony at public hearings. Testimony will be documented and forwarded to the board or appropriate school system official(s).

The public may also submit written comments directly to the Office of Budget and Reporting via the BCPS Budget Feedback Form at http://uat.bcps.org/offices/budget/feedback.asp.  Comments will be acknowledged and forwarded to the board or appropriate school system official(s).

October – Pre-Budget Area Council Advisory Meetings

BCPS begins its annual budget process in October of each year.  The superintendent will review and consider budget proposals from October through December, and will submit a budget to the Board of Education of Baltimore County (Board) in January.  The area advisory council pre-budget meetings are held in selected schools in each geographical area of the county.  Members of the public are given an opportunity to speak about budgetary issues that are of concern to them.  The advisory council may limit speaking time in order to allow all members of the public an opportunity to speak. 

Date

Speaker
Sign-up

Start
Time

Area

Location

October 8, 2012

6:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

Southeast

Sollers Point Technical High School

October 10, 2012

6:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

Northeast

Parkville High School

October 11, 2012

6:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

Central

Ridge Ruxton School

October 16, 2012

6:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

Northwest

Deer Park Middle Magnet

October 17, 2012

6:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

Southwest

Catonsville Middle School

January – Baltimore County Board of Education Public Hearing:  FY14 Operating Budget
The Board of Education public hearing is held in a selected school. Members of the public are given an opportunity to speak about budgetary issues that are of concern to them. Speakers should arrive prior to the meeting start time to sign up. The board may limit speaking time in order to allow all members of the public an opportunity to speak. 

Date

Speaker Sign-up

Start Time

Area

Location

January 15, 2013 (snow date 1/16/13)

6 p.m.

7 p.m.

All

West Towson Elementary School
6914 N. Charles Street
Towson, MD 21204

May – Capital Budget Public Hearing:  FY2015 Capital Budget
The capital budget public hearing is held in the Education Support Services (ESS) building.  The capital budget is used to fund multi-year projects related to the acquisition, construction, or improvement of our facilities.  Members of the public are given an opportunity to speak about budgetary issues that are related to capital projects.  Speakers should arrive prior to the meeting start time to sign up.  Speaking time may be limited in order to allow all members of the public an opportunity to speak. 

Date
Speaker
Sign-Up

Start
Time

Area

Location

May 22, 2013

6 p.m.

7 p.m.

All

Education Support Services Building
Room 114
6901 Charles Street
Towson, MD 21204

May – County Council Public Hearing:  FY14 Operating and Capital Budgets
The Baltimore County Council public hearing is held in council chambers.  Members of the public are given an opportunity to speak about budgetary issues that are of concern to them.  Speakers should arrive prior to the meeting start time to sign up.  The council may limit speaking time in order to allow all members of the public an opportunity to speak. 

Date

Start
Time

Area

Location

May 2013 (TBD)

6 p.m.

All

Historic Courthouse
Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
400 Washington Avenue
Towson MD 21204

 

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