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.
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.
January 21, 2021, 4:00 p.m.
Proposed Budget Documents
Memos to the BoardMemorandums from the Superintendent to Board of Education members related to the budget can be found on the BoardDocs website.
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.
Work Session & Public Hearing
February 2, 2021, 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m., respectively
- Glenelg Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Operations and Capital Budget
- School Construction
- Food & Nutrition Services
- Jim Rouse Theatre
The Board of Education on February 25, 2021, which will be submitted to the Howard County Executive.
BOE Requested Budget Documents
BOE Requested Budget Press Release
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.
Step 4 – Howard County Council’s Budget – May 2021
The County Council holds public hearings, implements revisions, and adopts a budget for the county that includes funding the school system. The County Council budget adoption is scheduled for May 26, 2021.
Board of Education Budget Work Sessions & Public Hearings – April-May 2021
Following the County Executive’s proposed budget, the Board of Education holds additional work sessions and public hearings.
Step 5 – Board of Education’s Final Budget – May 2021
The Board of Education adopts a detailed school system budget, which serves as the final Approved Operating Budget.
May 27, 2021, 3:00 p.m.