2013-14 Budget Planning
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Updated on May 9, 2013
The school board adopted an operating budget for 2013-2014 at their meeting on May 7. The budget document can be found online here.
Updated on April 26, 2013
The school board adopted a budget for public hearing at their work session on April 25. The budget document can be found online here.
The public hearing will be held on Monday, May 29, at 7 p.m. at the
County Government Center, 755 Roanoke Street in Christiansburg.
Updated on February 6, 2013
The Montgomery County School Board approved a preliminary budget
proposal for submission to the Board of Supervisors. The $96 million
preliminary budget proposal can be found online here. The budget will be presented to the Board of Supervisors at their meeting on February 11.
Updated on January 24, 2013
The Montgomery County School Board approved a preliminary budget for
public hearing on January 22. The $96 million preliminary budget
proposal can be found online here.
The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 29, at 7 p.m. at
the County Government Center, 755 Roanoke Street in Christiansburg.
Updated on January 15, 2013
The superintendent preseneted information to guide discussion
regarding a preliminary budget during a special budget work session held
on January 14. The presentation and associated information can be found
Updated on December 6, 2012
Public Forum Responses on Budget
- Public input was collected as a part of the Budget Public Forum
conducted on November 12. This document provides a summary of the
Updated on November 26, 2012
The Montgomery County School Board discussed budget priorities during the November 20, 2012, school board meeting.
Preliminary Budget Priority List
- Prior to the November 20 meeting, board members identified their
preliminary budget priorities. This list indicates how many board
members may support various budgetary measures. Following review of the
comments provided at the November 12 public form, the priority list will
Updated on November 5, 2012
The Montgomery County School Board will hold a public forum to seek
community input regarding budget priorities for the 2013-2014 budget
year. Additional information about the forum is available online here.
Two documents have been prepared to provide additional information for the forum:
Updated on October 1, 2012
Budget conversations are already beginning in Montgomery County
Public Schools. Continuing reductions in state and federal funding along
with increasing costs have put significant pressure on the division to
determine how to continue to provide quality education to all students
while stretching every dollar in the budget to maintain programs and
buildings. To receive updates whenever new items are posted to the budget update webpage, please email email@example.com and include "Budget" in the subject line.
In 2008, MCPS operated with a budget of $97 million. When
adjusted for inflation this amount would be equivalent $104 million, $12
million less than the division currently has budgeted.
The operating budget for MCPS is $92 million for 2012-2013, $5
million less than what the division had in 2008. MCPS requested $96
million to maintain operations from the 2011-2012 school year, but only
$92 million was allocated. The budget gap caused the loss of 40 staff
positions, elimination of the summer Governor's School, and an increase
in walking distance for bus stops. In the coming year some of the
reductions proposed but not enacted last year may be reconsidered
including the pay-to-play initiative, the potential closing of one or
more school buildings, and the elimination of additional positions
throughout the division.
We anticipate that the school budget for next year may see an overall
reduction of $200,000, but with estimated required additional costs
well over $1 million for next year. Once again the school division will
have to make difficult decisions that impact programs and services for
To prevent further reductions and associated consequences, concerned
citizens can communicate with their local and state legislators. State
legislators control making education funding a priority in Virginia.
Local legislators need to know that you support options to increase
revenue to support quality education for Montgomery County.
Virginia General Assembly
Montgomery County Board of Supervisors
How would a funding loss affect MCPS?
The division will be forced to make difficult choices, once again, if
more educational funding is lost. A list of items considered and
implemented for 2012-13 is available here.
How would increased funding affect MCPS?
- Restore lost programs for students
- Re-implement initiatives that had to be cut due to the budget
- Restore funding for enrichment activities, including athletics and field trips
- Restore funds for instructional materials and educational support equipment
- Restore positions that have been eliminated through budget cuts, including teachers, counselors, and tutors
- Improve instructional programs
- Provide necessary 21st Century technology to support classrooms
- Adjust employee compensation to competitive salary levels in the region
- Prevent further reductions