A budget for Montgomery County Public Schools is tentatively set at $2.5 billion for Fiscal Year 2018.
The Board of Education approved Superintendent Jack Smith’s proposal today, cutting $600,000 from his last proposal.
The 2018 budget is more than $60 million greater than 2017’s budget.
Smith said this proposal will help accommodate the district’s growing student population and allow middle and high school students to participate in afterschool clubs and sports for free.
“Basically, this is one of the first major hurdles for the whole budget process,” said Michael Durso, President of Montgomery County’s Board of Education. “The board tentatively adopted the budget.”
Final approval will be attained from the Montgomery County Executive and Council.