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Operating Budget

Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Approved Budget

The process of preparing the operating budget begins each fall when school system managers compile budget requests for the next fiscal year.

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Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Approved Budget

The Howard County Board of Education adopted its Operating Budget for the 2017–2018 school year (FY2018) on May 25, 2017. The budget totals $819.1 million, or approximately $2.9 million above Maintenance of Effort, which is the minimum level of funding required by state law. The budget represents $572.9 million in county funding, $238.6 million from the state, and $7.6 million from federal and other sources.

FY 2018 Approved Operating Budget
Published: June 2017. 604 pages. 37 MB | Budget Detail

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Budget Archives

Fiscal Year 2017

Approved Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 (PDF)

Budget Detail for Fiscal Year 2017 (PDF)

2017 Citizen’s Guide to the Budget (PDF)

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