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BOARD TO HOLD PAIR OF BUDGET HEARINGS ON SUPERINTENDENT GEORGE ARLOTTO’S FY2017 BUDGET RECOMMENDATION

The Board of Education has scheduled two public hearings and a public workshop on Superintendent George Arlotto’s recommended $1.14 billion operating budget and $255.6 million capital budget for Fiscal Year 2017. Public hearings will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at Old Mill High School, and Thursday, January 7, 2016, in the Board Room at the Parham Building in Annapolis. Both hearings begin at 6 p.m. Those wishing to testify can sign up beginning at 5 p.m. Testimony will be limited to three minutes per person.

A public workshop on Dr. Arlotto’s budget recommendation will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, in the Board Room at the Parham Building. No public testimony will be taken at the workshop.

A summary of Dr. Arlotto’s budget recommendations and links to related documents can be found here.

The Board is scheduled to approve a budget request to forward to County Executive Steve Schuh in February. The County Executive’s proposal will be considered by the County Council before it adopts a budget that allocates funding within prescribed state categories in June. The Board may shift funding within operating budget categories before it approves a final school system budget no later than June 30.