December 7, 2015

Montgomery County Public Schools Capital Improvement Budget Submitted

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) recommended Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Capital Budget and the FY 2017-2022 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget was submitted by Interim Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Larry Bowers in late October.

Following the budget release Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot reportedly criticized MCPS for higher-than-necessary school construction costs in the county. Bowers followed up with a letter to Franchot (pdf) which cited the need for capital funding to address the growing need for additional classroom space and revitalization and expansion of program space.

The County Executive will publish his CIP recommendation for all county agencies in mid-January for County Council discussion and action.