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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 2020-2021 school year (FY21), 160,294 students in prekindergarten classes through Grade 12 attend 208 separate public educational facilities. For the 2021-22 school year (FY22), enrollment is estimated to be 164,175 students.

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Budget Overview

The total approved FY22 Operating Budget for Montgomery County Public Schools is $2,780.5 million, an increase of $25.0 million or 0.9 percent from the FY21 approved budget of $2,755.5 million.

Tax Supported Funding for the Public Schools

For FY22, the total tax-supported portion of the approved Operating Budget (excluding grants and enterprise funds) is $2,551.6 million, a decrease of $10.7 million or 0.4 percent compared to the FY21 Approved Operating Budget of $2,562.3 million. In FY22, County revenue will provide 68.7 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 FY22 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.

County Priority Outcomes

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

  • Thriving Youth and Families

Budget Trends
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Program Contacts

Contact Daniel K. Marella of the Montgomery County Public Schools at 240.740.3030 or Richard H. Harris of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2795 for more information regarding this agency's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY20
Budget
FY21
Estimate
FY21
Approved
FY22
%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 Expenses2500372311.002562357999.00 2544246120.00 2551624734.00-0.4
Current Fund MCPS Expenditures2500372311.002562357999.00 2544246120.00 2551624734.00-0.4
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs21649.8522257.28 22257.28 22399.340.6
REVENUES
Basic State Aid368197235.00388035631.00 388035631.00 384201699.00-1.0
Federal Revenues119553.00120000.00 120000.00 100000.00-16.7
Foster Care/Miscellaneous181458.00200000.00 180000.00 180000.00-10.0
GCEI - Geographic Cost of Education Index38902207.0039976914.00 39976914.00 39382053.00-1.5
Kirwan Commission10482238.0011472106.00 11472106.00 31311408.00172.9
Students With Disabilities60466733.0063704962.00 66828474.00 63420239.00-0.4
Thornton Legislation219907148.00230529919.00 230529919.00 210952720.00-8.5
Transportation46449499.0047626347.00 47626347.00 42164380.00-11.5
Tuition-Other Sources4448724.003830000.00 3850000.00 2250000.00-41.3
Current Fund MCPS Revenues749154795.00785495879.00 788619391.00 773962499.00-1.5
 
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 Expenses99320453.00110451136.00 110451136.00 144539465.0030.9
Grant Fund MCPS Expenditures99320453.00110451136.00 110451136.00 144539465.0030.9
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs570.94570.94 570.94 588.703.1
REVENUES
Federal Grants85891352.0083686189.00 83686189.00 83878035.000.2
Private Grants680816.0010031204.00 10031204.00 10031204.000.0
State Grants12748285.0016733743.00 16733743.00 50630226.00202.6
Grant Fund MCPS Revenues99320453.00110451136.00 110451136.00 144539465.0030.9
 
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 Expenses59351635.0060399980.00 60399980.00 61899980.002.5
Food Service Fund Expenditures59351635.0060399980.00 60399980.00 61899980.002.5
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs604.32607.57 607.57 607.570.0
REVENUES
Federal Food42396670.0040852540.00 40852540.00 41982540.002.8
Miscellaneous: Investment Income136436.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Sale of Meals12830168.0017586048.00 17586048.00 17956048.002.1
State Food2226240.001961392.00 1961392.00 1961392.000.0
Food Service Fund Revenues57589514.0060399980.00 60399980.00 61899980.002.5
 
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 Expenses3674332.004967149.00 4967149.00 4957216.00-0.2
Real Estate Fund Expenditures3674332.004967149.00 4967149.00 4957216.00-0.2
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs12.0011.00 11.00 11.000.0
REVENUES
Real Estate Fund3340553.004967149.00 4967149.00 4957216.00-0.2
Real Estate Fund Revenues3340553.004967149.00 4967149.00 4957216.00-0.2
 
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 Expenses1527869.002914182.00 2914182.00 3074182.005.5
Field Trip Fund Expenditures1527869.002914182.00 2914182.00 3074182.005.5
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 Fees1334742.002914182.00 2914182.00 3074182.005.5
Field Trip Fund Revenues1334742.002914182.00 2914182.00 3074182.005.5
 
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 Expenses8073144.0012646838.00 4426838.00 12646838.000.0
Entrepreneurial Activities Fund Expenditures8073144.0012646838.00 4426838.00 12646838.000.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs12.0012.00 12.00 12.000.0
REVENUES
Entrepreneurial Activities Fee1977505.002446838.00 2446838.00 2446838.000.0
Entrepreneurial Activities Fund Revenues1977505.002446838.00 2446838.00 2446838.000.0
 
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 Expenses1748614.001769775.00 1769775.00 1769775.000.0
Instructional Television Fund Expenditures1748614.001769775.00 1769775.00 1769775.000.0
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 Expenditures2674068358.002755507059.00 2729175180.00 2780512190.000.9
Total Full-Time Positions0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total Part-Time Positions0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total FTEs22867.1123476.79 23476.79 23636.610.7
Total Revenues912717562.00966675164.00 969798676.00 990880180.002.5
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