The Superintendent’s Proposed Operating Budget is guided by the Strategic Call to Action: Learning and Leading with Equity, and sets forth a roadmap for educating, nurturing and providing the best start in life for the nearly 58,000 children in our school system, while caring for the staff members who are entrusted with our students’ care. The Board of Education will review the proposed budget and finalize its request, which then is sent to the Howard County Executive and the Howard County Council.
The HCPSS capital budget funds the construction of new school facilities and provides for renovations, additions, roofing and barrier-free projects, technology equalization, and the purchase or relocation of portable classrooms for existing facilities. The budget document includes a capital budget for the upcoming fiscal year, a five-year capital improvement program, and a ten-year long-range master plan. Financing for capital projects comes primarily from three sources: local bonds, local transfer tax and state school construction funds.
Feedback on the Operating and/or Capital Budgets may be provided to the HCPSS Budget Office or the Board of Education.