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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 2021-2022 school year (FY22), 158,009 students in prekindergarten classes through Grade 12 attend 209 separate public educational facilities. For the 2022-23 school year (FY23), enrollment is estimated to be 160,627 students.

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Budget Overview

The total approved FY23 Operating Budget for Montgomery County Public Schools is $2,920.0 million, an increase of $137.9 million or 5.0 percent from the FY22 adjusted budget of $2,782.1 million.

Tax Supported Funding for the Public Schools

For FY23, the total tax-supported portion of the approved Operating Budget (excluding grants and enterprise funds) is $2,695.0 million, a increase of $166.8 million or 6.6 percent compared to the FY22 Adjusted Operating Budget of $2,528.2 million. In FY23, County revenue will provide 68.2 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 FY23 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 Ivon Alfonso-Windsor of the Montgomery County Public Schools at 240-740-3037 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
FY21
Budget
FY22
Estimate
FY22
Approved
FY23
%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 Expenses2544246120.002551624734.00 2524491654.00 2729660177.007.0
Current Fund MCPS Expenditures2544246120.002551624734.00 2524491654.00 2729660177.007.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs22257.2822399.34 22399.34 22623.501.0
REVENUES
Tuition-Other Sources3850000.002250000.00 2259933.00 1259933.00-44.0
Basic State Aid388035631.00384201699.00 384201699.00 424688660.0010.5
Federal Revenues120000.00100000.00 100000.00 100000.000.0
Foster Care/Miscellaneous180000.00180000.00 180000.00 180000.000.0
GCEI - Geographic Cost of Education Index39976914.0039382053.00 39382053.00 42290391.007.4
Students With Disabilities66828474.0063420239.00 63420239.00 77447408.0022.1
Thornton Legislation230529919.00210952720.00 210952720.00 94674168.00-55.1
Transportation47626347.0042164380.00 42164380.00 50978010.0020.9
Kirwan Commission11472106.0031311408.00 31301475.00 30186595.00-3.6
Compensatory Education0.000.00 0.00 133783552.000.0
Current Fund MCPS Revenues788619391.00773962499.00 773962499.00 855588717.0010.5
 
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 Expenses110451136.00144539465.00 144539465.00 108108340.00-25.2
Grant Fund MCPS Expenditures110451136.00144539465.00 144539465.00 108108340.00-25.2
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs570.94588.70 588.70 708.5520.4
REVENUES
Federal Grants83686189.0083878035.00 83878035.00 88567963.005.6
Private Grants10031204.0010031204.00 10031204.00 10031204.000.0
State Grants16733743.0050630226.00 50630226.00 9509173.00-81.2
Grant Fund MCPS Revenues110451136.00144539465.00 144539465.00 108108340.00-25.2
 
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 Expenses50354105.0061899980.00 61899980.00 63411099.002.4
Food Service Fund Expenditures50354105.0061899980.00 61899980.00 63411099.002.4
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs607.57607.57 607.57 604.45-0.5
REVENUES
Sale of Meals998957.0017956048.00 17956048.00 19467167.008.4
Federal Food33499711.0041982540.00 41982540.00 41982540.000.0
State Food2142048.001961392.00 1961392.00 1961392.000.0
Miscellaneous: Investment Income16996.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Food Service Fund Revenues36657712.0061899980.00 61899980.00 63411099.002.4
 
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 Expenses4925966.004957216.00 4957216.00 4957216.000.0
Real Estate Fund Expenditures4925966.004957216.00 4957216.00 4957216.000.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs11.0011.00 11.00 10.00-9.1
REVENUES
Real Estate Fund4566198.004957216.00 4957216.00 4957216.000.0
Real Estate Fund Revenues4566198.004957216.00 4957216.00 4957216.000.0
 
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 Expenses409543.003074182.00 3074182.00 3074182.000.0
Field Trip Fund Expenditures409543.003074182.00 3074182.00 3074182.000.0
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 Fees423.003074182.00 3074182.00 3074182.000.0
Field Trip Fund Revenues423.003074182.00 3074182.00 3074182.000.0
 
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 Expenses2716804.0012646838.00 9046838.00 9046838.00-28.5
Entrepreneurial Activities Fund Expenditures2716804.0012646838.00 9046838.00 9046838.00-28.5
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 Fee698764.002446838.00 2446838.00 2446838.000.0
Entrepreneurial Activities Fund Revenues698764.002446838.00 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 Expenses1758650.001769775.00 1769775.00 1769775.000.0
Instructional Television Fund Expenditures1758650.001769775.00 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 Expenditures2714862324.002780512190.00 2749779110.00 2920027627.005.0
Total Full-Time Positions0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total Part-Time Positions0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total FTEs23476.7923636.61 23636.61 23976.501.4
Total Revenues940993624.00990880180.00 990880180.00 1037586392.004.7
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