As reported in Gazette.net, Montgomery County’s Schools Superintendent has recommended a $2.4 billion operating budget for fiscal 2016. As described in the article,
Starr’s proposal calls for about $126.9 million above this year’s operating budget, an increase of 5.6 percent.
Of the requested increase, $103.6 million would go toward operational costs. Another factor that would increase the budget is a requested $23.3 million, which would replace money the Montgomery County Council pulled from a school system health trust fund. The money was put toward retiree benefits this fiscal year.
For more information, see the full story in Gazette.net.