Operating Budget

BCPS FY2025 Board Proposed Budget

The Board proposed Fiscal Year 2025 Operating Budget reflects the work of the school system to fast forward student achievement.

The budget recommendations represent a modest $42.3 million increase (2.2 percent) over the current FY 2024 general fund budget. The Board proposed budget outlines the work and key investments that will ensure all students are learning at high levels, have access to innovative programs, and receive comprehensive support and services.

The investments outlined in the Board proposed FY 2025 operating budget are aligned with the system’s four priority areas:

  • Academic achievement
  • Infrastructure
  • Safety and climate
  • Highly effective teachers, leaders, and staff

BCPS is also targeting resources to create the conditions necessary for improvements in its English language arts, mathematics, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and special education programs.

Highlights from the Board proposed FY 2025 operating budget include:

  • Reduced class sizes in Grades 3-5.
  • Expansion of full-day Prekindergarten programs.
  • Compensation enhancements for all staff.
  • Special education Individualized Education Program (IEP) chairpersons in elementary schools.
  • An elementary math lead teachers pilot.
  • Additional special education, ESOL, staff development, and special area teachers.
  • New English Language Learner (ELL) and secondary English language arts curriculum.
  • Expansion of community schools.
  • Virtual academy teachers.
  • Student safety assistants and additional athletic trainers.

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Budget Documents:
FY2025 Board Proposed Operating Budget will be posted soon
FY2025 Proposed Operating Budget
FY2025 Superintendent's Budget Presentation

FY2025 About Us: BCPS By The Numbers
FY2025 Response to Board Members' Questions 012324 Set #1
FY2025 Response to Board Members’ Questions 020924 Set #2

FY2024 Adopted Operating Budget.pdf
FY2024 Board Proposed Operating Budget
FY2024 Proposed Operating Budget
FY2024 Superintendent's Budget Presentation
FY2024 Response to Board Members' Questions 012423 Set #1
FY2024 Response to Board Members' Questions 020323 Set 2
FY2024 Response to Board Members' Questions 021023 Set #3
FY2024 Response to Board Members' Questions 022323 Set #4

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