Budget

Questions sent to Jennifer Hughes in advance of the meeting of March 28, 2013

Questions sent to Jennifer Hughes, Director, Office of Management and Budget, Montgomery County, in advance of the meeting of March 28, 2013: 1. Is the proposed salary increase of 13.5% over 2 years sustainable in light of revenue projections and new program needs?  What will this pay increase cost the county over the next 10…

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Questions sent to Janette Gilman in advance of the meeting of February 28, 2013

Questions sent to Janette Gilman, President, Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations (MCCPTA), in advance of the meeting of February 28, 2013 1.  How does the MCCPTA define “full funding” for MCPS?  What would you consider the “floor” for the MCPS budget? 2.  What is MCCPTA’s role in determining the MCPS budget?  Is there a…

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“Montgomery faces $71m budget gap as school spending grows”

From the Washington Examiner of June 25, 2012: “…the law effectively requires Montgomery County to give the county school system $30 million more in fiscal 2014 than in fiscal 2013, which begins July 1, and to keep funding for Montgomery College at the same level. “As a result, funds available for other parts of the…

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“Three Maryland school systems among top five in per-pupil spending”

From the Montgomery Gazette of June 22, 2012: "Of the 50 largest school systems in the U.S., Montgomery County Public Schools was second in per-pupil spending, only to the New York City School District. Montgomery spent $15,582 per student, while New York spent $19,597 per student…. "Montgomery County students and parents get their money’s worth,…

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“School board member speaks out about union contracts minutes before vote”

From the Montgomery Gazette of June 14, 2012: "School board member Laura Berthiaume (Dist. 2) said Thursday that, although she believes school employees should be recognized for their work, the school system should not make promises that it can’t keep….Robert Monsheimer, of the Montgomery County Taxpayers League, told board members Thursday that, while the county…

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Final FY13 Budget Adjustments: Teacher Pension Cost Shift and MCFRS

On May 12, 2012, Steve Farber, Council Staff Director, sent a memo to the County Council outlining how the county's FY2013 budget would be affected by the actions of the special session of the state legislature "the County must add $27,227,553 to the MCPS budget. … "…the Executive recommends this FY13 budget adjustment, including the…

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County’s Annapolis Delegation vs County Council, Executive

From the March 2012 newsletter of Council Member Nancy Floreen: Stop the Shift State budget efforts are underway, and we in Montgomery County are very concerned about some elements of the Governor's budget. In particular, the plan to some of the costs of shift teacher pensions to counties would have a serious impact on our…

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“A REVIEW OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS BUDGET CATEGORY 12”

On November 29, 2011, Montgomery County's Office of Legislative Oversight released report number 2012-2, which was a detailed look at Category 12 of the budget of the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).  "The primary expenditures in Category 12 are funding for employee benefits such as reitrement, health insurance, and social secuirty… "From FY03 to FY12,…

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Questions to be asked at Oct. 20 meeting

The questions below have been sent to our speakers: Steven Silverman, Director, Department of Economic Development,Montgomery County Gerald Gordon, President, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority 1.  What is the budget and staffing for each of your organizations?  Are your budgets growing or being reduced? Does your staff specialize in the various business sectors?  Which ones?…

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“Budget kabuki theater”

“In the latest seriocomedy, the school system is threatening to sue the County Council to block it from making additional funding cuts for public schools.”

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