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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 2017-18 school year (FY18), 161,470 students in pre-kindergarten classes through Grade 12 attend 205 separate public educational facilities. For the 2018-19 school year (FY19), enrollment is estimated at 163,184 students.

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Budget Overview

The total approved FY19 Operating Budget for Montgomery County Public Schools is $2,596.4 million, an increase of $79.3 million or 3.15 percent from the FY18 approved budget of $2,517.1 million.


Tax Supported Funding for the Public Schools
For FY19, the total tax supported portion of the approved Operating Budget (excluding grants and enterprise funds) is $2,444.1 million, an increase of $75.4 million or 3.2 percent over the FY18 approved Operating Budget. In FY19, County revenue will provide 69.9 percent of the public schools' tax supported Operating Budget.

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



Additional information regarding the MCPS budget is available in the FY19 MCPS Operating Budget adopted by the Board of Education. 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 Bruce Meier of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2785 for more information regarding this agency's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY17
Budget
FY18
Estimate
FY18
Approved
FY19
%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 Expenses2312490723.002368655562.00 2347331555.00 2444080162.003.2
Current Fund MCPS Expenditures2312490723.002368655562.00 2347331555.00 2444080162.003.2
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs21059.5221090.64 21090.64 21254.350.8
REVENUES
Basic State Aid325526802.00338744661.00 338744661.00 351744825.003.8
Federal Revenues946565.00150000.00 150000.00 150000.000.0
Foster Care/Miscellaneous164934.00140000.00 140000.00 140000.000.0
GCEI - Geographic Cost of Education Index35976870.0036854599.00 36854599.00 37711769.002.3
Students With Disabilities54843667.0056526981.00 56526981.00 58955879.004.3
Thornton Legislation199296312.00204758509.00 204758509.00 215138780.005.1
Transportation40932087.0042090090.00 42090090.00 43244528.002.7
Tuition-Other Sources4009256.003326736.00 3326736.00 3366736.001.2
Current Fund MCPS Revenues661696493.00682591576.00 682591576.00 710452517.004.1
 
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 Expenses74657887.0082190798.00 82190798.00 83728498.001.9
Grant Fund MCPS Expenditures74657887.0082190798.00 82190798.00 83728498.001.9
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs559.79558.37 558.37 557.59-0.1
REVENUES
Federal Grants72213310.0074629459.00 74629459.00 75964327.001.8
Private Grants544278.006731204.00 6731204.00 6731204.000.0
State Grants1900299.00830135.00 830135.00 1032967.0024.4
Grant Fund MCPS Revenues74657887.0082190798.00 82190798.00 83728498.001.9
 
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 Expenses58125752.0054213534.00 54213534.00 56219199.003.7
Food Service Fund Expenditures58125752.0054213534.00 54213534.00 56219199.003.7
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs588.32593.32 593.32 598.320.8
REVENUES
Federal Food38564790.0035058547.00 35058547.00 36910793.005.3
Sale of Meals20491795.0016943135.00 16943135.00 17078839.000.8
State Food2202492.002211852.00 2211852.00 2229567.000.8
Food Service Fund Revenues61259077.0054213534.00 54213534.00 56219199.003.7
 
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 Expenses3226308.003932647.00 3932647.00 3952935.000.5
Real Estate Fund Expenditures3226308.003932647.00 3932647.00 3952935.000.5
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs11.5012.00 12.00 12.000.0
REVENUES
Real Estate Fund3194139.003932647.00 3932647.00 3952935.000.5
Real Estate Fund Revenues3194139.003932647.00 3932647.00 3952935.000.5
 
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 Expenses2006344.002313743.00 2313743.00 2530246.009.4
Field Trip Fund Expenditures2006344.002313743.00 2313743.00 2530246.009.4
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 Fees2053978.002313743.00 2313743.00 2530246.009.4
Field Trip Fund Revenues2053978.002313743.00 2313743.00 2530246.009.4
 
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 Expenses3875067.004090053.00 4090053.00 4140738.001.2
Entrepreneurial Activities Fund Expenditures3875067.004090053.00 4090053.00 4140738.001.2
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs11.6012.00 12.00 12.000.0
REVENUES
Entrepreneurial Activities Fee2962897.002090053.00 2090053.00 2140738.002.4
Entrepreneurial Activities Fund Revenues2962897.002090053.00 2090053.00 2140738.002.4
 
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 Expenses1727601.001697504.00 1697504.00 1789941.005.5
Instructional Television Fund Expenditures1727601.001697504.00 1697504.00 1789941.005.4
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 Expenditures2456109682.002517093841.00 2495769834.00 2596441719.003.2
Total Full-Time Positions0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total Part-Time Positions0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total FTEs22248.7322284.33 22284.33 22452.260.8
Total Revenues805824471.00827332351.00 827332351.00 859024133.003.8