January 31, 2014

Montgomery County Council of PTAs Endorses Leggett’s Capital Budget, CIP

The Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teachers Association (MCCPTA) has announced their support for the recommended $1.7 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Capital Budget and FY 2015-2020 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) unveiled by County Executive Ike Leggett.

MCCPTA President Janette Gilman stated, "County Executive Leggett's recommended budget addresses the urgency of building school capacity to accommodate the explosive, continuing growth of our student population. The priority placed on school construction as county revenues rebound is very welcome.”

In their news release, the organization noted that the “Executive’s recommendation includes a significant increase in the local contribution for school funding, $1.117 billion, an historic high.”

The MCCPTA pledged to “work closely with the County Executive, County Council, and our delegation in the Maryland General Assembly to secure additional state funding to match the additional local contribution.”

Get more information from the County’s school construction funding website.