January 26, 2023 7 p.m.
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.
Please note, schedules are subject to change and will be updated below as necessary.
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The Superintendent presents a 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 24, 2023 1:00 p.m.
Press Release: HCPSS Superintendent Presents 2023-2024 Operating Budget Proposal
Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2024 Operating Budget Document
Download Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2024 Budget Detail
Download Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2024 Staffing Charts
The Board of Education holds work sessions and public hearings to gather feedback on and revise the operating budget.
Board meetings, including work sessions and public hearings, may be viewed live or on-demand online, and during and after each meeting on Howard County Comcast channel 95 or Verizon channel 42.
January 26, 2023 7 p.m.
February 1, 2023 1 p.m.
February 2, 2023 1 p.m.
February 6, 2023 2-5 p.m. & 7 p.m., respectively
Work Session Agenda & Documents
February 8, 2023 1 p.m.
February 14, 2023 1 p.m.
February 16, 2023 4 p.m.
Board of Education’s Requested FY 2024 Operating Budget Document
Board of Education’s Requested FY 2024 Budget Detail (Excel Spreadsheet)
Board of Education’s Requested FY 2024 Staffing Charts (Excel Spreadsheet)
Board of Education Adopts Requested FY 2024 Operating and Capital Budgets, and FY 2025-29 Capital Improvement Program
The Howard County Executive reviews the Board’s request and submits a proposed Howard County budget to the Howard County Council.
Following the release of the County Executive’s proposed budget, the Board of Education holds additional work sessions and public hearings, as needed.
May 4, 2023 4:30 p.m.
May 4, 2023 7 p.m.
May 17, 2023 5:30 p.m.
May 22, 2023 9:30 a.m.
May 23, 2023 4:30 p.m.
The Howard County Council holds public hearings, implements revisions, and adopts a budget for the county that includes funding the school system.
County Council Budget Website →
The Board of Education adopts a detailed school system budget, which serves as the final Approved Operating Budget.
Press Release: Board of Education Adopts FY24 Operating & Capital Budgets
Final budget documents are forthcoming
May 25, 2023 3 p.m.
Watch the Board of Education budget adoption