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Mission Statement

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) operates a countywide system of public schools for students from pre-kindergarten through high school. For the 2016-17 school year (FY17), 159,010 students in pre-kindergarten classes through Grade 12 attend 204 separate public educational facilities. For the 2017-18 school year (FY18), enrollment is estimated at 161,302 students.

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Budget Overview

The total approved FY18 Operating Budget for Montgomery County Public Schools is $2,517.1 million, an increase of $59.6 million or 2.4 percent from the FY17 approved budget of $2,457.5 million. The County assumes that MCPS will decrease its Current Fund contribution to the Group Insurance Fund by $5 million, and draw down the Group Insurance Fund balance by that amount. This effectively provides for an additional $5 million in available resources for FY18 and funds 100 percent of the Board of Education's request.

Tax Supported Funding for the Public Schools
For FY18, the total tax supported portion of the approved Operating Budget (excluding grants and enterprise funds) is $2,368.7 million, an increase of $57.1 million or 2.5 percent over the FY17 approved operating budget. In FY18, County revenue will provide 67.0 percent of the public schools' operating budget.

The table below summarizes the contributions to MCPS programs that are appropriated in other departments or agencies.



Additional information regarding the Montgomery County Public Schools' budget request is available in the FY18 MCPS Operating Budget adopted by the Board of Education on June 13, 2017. Copies of the budget are available at Montgomery County libraries, on the MCPS website, and, upon request, from the school system.

Linkage to County Result Areas

While this program area supports all eight of the County Result Areas, the following is emphasized:

  • Children Prepared to Live and Learn

Budget Trends
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Program Contacts

Contact Nicola Diamond of the Montgomery County Public Schools at 240.314.3888 or Jedediah Millard of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2769 for more information regarding this agency's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY16
Budget
FY17
Estimate
FY17
Approved
FY18
%Chg
Bud/App
CURRENT FUND MCPS
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Current Fund MCPS Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses2178980419.002311578220.00 2292084936.00 2368655562.002.5
Current Fund MCPS Expenditures2178980419.002311578220.00 2292084936.00 2368655562.002.5
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs20602.5021059.52 21059.52 21090.640.1
REVENUES
Basic State Aid322176176.00325526802.00 325526802.00 338744661.004.1
Federal Revenues98467.00150000.00 150000.00 150000.000.0
Foster Care/Miscellaneous138692.00170000.00 170000.00 140000.00-17.6
GCEI - Geographic Cost of Education Index17744167.0035976870.00 35976870.00 36854599.002.4
Students With Disabilities53118200.0054890319.00 54890319.00 56526981.003.0
Thornton Legislation197015246.00199296312.00 199296312.00 204758509.002.7
Transportation39786572.0040933087.00 40933087.00 42090090.002.8
Tuition-Other Sources4146394.003840600.00 3840600.00 3326736.00-13.4
Current Fund MCPS Revenues634223914.00660783990.00 660783990.00 682591576.003.3
 
GRANT FUND MCPS
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund MCPS Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses76635383.0082128127.00 82128127.00 82190798.000.1
Grant Fund MCPS Expenditures76635383.0082128127.00 82128127.00 82190798.000.1
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs624.05559.79 559.79 558.37-0.3
REVENUES
Federal Grants73300031.0074752923.00 74752923.00 74629459.00-0.2
Private Grants669058.006731204.00 6731204.00 6731204.000.0
State Grants2666294.00644000.00 644000.00 830135.0028.9
Grant Fund MCPS Revenues76635383.0082128127.00 82128127.00 82190798.000.1
 
FOOD SERVICE FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Food Service Fund Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses56469606.0053967269.00 53967269.00 54213534.000.5
Food Service Fund Expenditures56469606.0053967269.00 53967269.00 54213534.000.5
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs585.45588.32 588.32 593.320.9
REVENUES
Federal Food36007798.0034400008.00 34400008.00 35058547.001.9
Sale of Meals19408229.0017262204.00 17262204.00 16943135.00-1.8
State Food2041615.002305057.00 2305057.00 2211852.00-4.0
Food Service Fund Revenues57457642.0053967269.00 53967269.00 54213534.000.5
 
REAL ESTATE FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Real Estate Fund Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses3251364.003686191.00 3686191.00 3932647.006.7
Real Estate Fund Expenditures3251364.003686191.00 3686191.00 3932647.006.7
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs7.0011.50 11.50 12.004.4
REVENUES
Real Estate Fund3536447.003686191.00 3686191.00 3932647.006.7
Real Estate Fund Revenues3536447.003686191.00 3686191.00 3932647.006.7
 
FIELD TRIP FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Field Trip Fund Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses1991456.002006361.00 2006361.00 2313743.0015.3
Field Trip Fund Expenditures1991456.002006361.00 2006361.00 2313743.0015.3
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs4.504.50 4.50 4.500.0
REVENUES
Field Trip Fees2184988.002006361.00 2006361.00 2313743.0015.3
Field Trip Fund Revenues2184988.002006361.00 2006361.00 2313743.0015.3
 
ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITIES FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Entrepreneurial Activities Fund Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses2504873.002364802.00 3864802.00 4090053.0073.0
Entrepreneurial Activities Fund Expenditures2504873.002364802.00 3864802.00 4090053.0073.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs13.6011.60 11.60 12.003.5
REVENUES
Entrepreneurial Activities Fee2226617.002364802.00 2364802.00 2090053.00-11.6
Entrepreneurial Activities Fund Revenues2226617.002364802.00 2364802.00 2090053.00-11.6
 
INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Instructional Television Fund Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses1654578.001742791.00 1742791.00 1697504.00-2.6
Instructional Television Fund Expenditures1654578.001742791.00 1742791.00 1697504.00-2.6
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs13.5013.50 13.50 13.500.0
REVENUES
 
DEPARTMENT TOTALS
Total Expenditures2321487679.002457473761.00 2439480477.00 2517093841.002.4
Total Full-Time Positions0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total Part-Time Positions0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total FTEs21850.6022248.73 22248.73 22284.330.2
Total Revenues776264991.00804936740.00 804936740.00 827332351.002.8