Operating Budget

BCPS FY2024 Superintendent’s Proposed Budget

The Baltimore County Public Schools total proposed budget for fiscal year 2024 is $2.59 billion; of that, $1.90 billion is the FY2024 proposed general fund budget.

About the budget development process

The proposed FY2024 BCPS budget totals $2.59 billion. This proposed budget is an increase of $226.0 million (9.5 percent increase) compared to the FY2023 adjusted budget.

BCPS’ efforts to heal, rebuild and recover from the significant impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic are ongoing. The investments outlined in this proposed operating budget reflect the ongoing work of the school system to ensure students are learning at high levels, have access to innovative programs, and are receiving critical wraparound support and services. The recommended operating budget also underscores our commitment to investing in our staff who make this work of raising the bar, closing gaps and preparing all students for the future possible.  The budget includes investments in—

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs
  • Full day Prekindergarten programs
  • Compensation enhancements for all staff
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs
  • Advanced Placement exam cost waivers
  • Technology and infrastructure

Additionally, the proposed budget includes funding to help the system manage increasing operational costs. Local school systems are receiving funding from the state to support the implementation of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. Our proposed investments are aligned with the requirements outlined in the Blueprint and are focused on improving educational outcomes for all BCPS students and providing them with the opportunities and resources needed to meet their full potential.

The budget process includes public input, a proposed budget by the Board of Education, and a budget proposal from County Executive John Olszewski to the County Council, before the final budget is approved by the County Council.


Budget Documents:

FY2024:
FY2024 Proposed Operating Budget
FY2024 Superintendent's Budget Presentation
FY2024 Response to Board Members' Questions 012423 Set #1

FY2023:
FY2023 Adopted Operating Budget