Frederick County Board of Education proposes funding request for next school year
The Frederick County Board of Education has developed a proposed operating funding request for the 2004-05 school year. The proposal is available in booklet form through the Frederick County Public Schools Communications Office, 1-301-696-6900, or on the school system Web site, www.fcps.org.
The Board's plan outlines the funding resources necessary for FCPS to comply with Maryland's 2002 Bridge to Excellence legislation and the federal No Child Left Behind Act. For FY '05, the FCPS Master Plan calls for $342,069,905 in essential education funding.
Collectively - from the state, federal and county governments - FCPS is anticipating revenues totaling $318,697,218. This amount falls $23,372,687 short of the $342 million necessary to fulfill FCPS' Master Plan goals for FY '05.
For the first time in the county budget process, the Frederick County Board of County Commissioners and BOE will hold two joint town meetings, during which public comment is invited. The first is Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at 115 E. Church St. in Frederick, Md. Subsequent to receiving the BOE's funding request in March, the two boards will hold a second forum on Tuesday, May 4, 7:30 p.m. at Tuscarora High School.