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FY 22 Operating Budget Process

The operating budget process is a collaborative, multi-step process involving HCPSS, the Board of Education and Howard County Government. Each step is outlined below. Accompanying links and documents are added as they become available.

Jump to: Superintendent’s Proposed Budget | Board of Education’s Requested Budget | County Executive’s Budget | Howard County Council Budget | Board of Education Final Budget

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Step 1 – Superintendent’s Proposed Budget – January 2021

The Superintendent submits his proposed budget to the Board of Education.

The proposed budget is based on requests from performance managers, who identify their budgetary needs for the coming fiscal year. The requests are reviewed by the HCPSS budget office, HCPSS leadership and the Superintendent, and inform the proposed budget submitted to the Board.

Step 2 – Board of Education’s Requested Budget – January-February 2021

The Board of Education holds work sessions and public hearings to gather feedback on and revise the Superintendent’s proposed budget.

The Board of Education on February 25, 2021, which will be submitted to the Howard County Executive.

Step 3 – Howard County Executive’s Budget – April 2021

The County Executive reviews the Board’s requested budget and submits a proposed county budget to the Howard County Council.

Visit the Howard County Government Budget Office website

Step 4 – Howard County Council’s Budget – May 2021

The holds public hearings, implements revisions, and adopts a budget for the county that includes funding the school system.

Visit the Howard County Council’s Budget website

Step 5 – Board of Education’s Final Budget – April-May 2021

The Board of Education holds work sessions and public hearings as needed to gather feedback on and revise its requested budget. The Board adopts a detailed school system budget, which serves as the final Approved Operating Budget.

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