maintenance of effort

March 16, 2016 | Sonya Burke

MCPS Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers on the Budget (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, MCPS Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers notes that county funding for the public schools has not been above the minimum state required amount since 2009.

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March 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Leggett’s Recommended $5.3 Billion Operating Budget Includes a Property Tax Hike (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett unveiled his proposed fiscal year 2017 operating budget today, and it includes a property tax hike. Leggett said the additional funding is needed for Montgomery County Public Schools and because of the Wynne court case, which, he said, may cost the county up to $50 million in the coming year. […]

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December 8, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers Recommends FY 2017 Budget (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers presented his recommended Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget to the Board of Education on Dec. 8th. Bowers recommends a total of $2.4 billion for FY 2017. Bowers calls for a budget increase of 4.5 percent in new spending to help maintain the school system and its goals including […]

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September 19, 2015 | Staff Writer

Maryland Finds MoCo Non-Compliant for School Funding, County Appeals (VIDEO)

The Maryland State Maintenance of Effort law requires local jurisdictions provide the same level of local funding per pupil year to year. Montgomery County was notified by the state that it was non-compliant with the Fiscal Year 2016 Maintenance of Effort Requirement. The county has appealed that ruling. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner […]

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March 26, 2015 | Krista Brick

photo of Larry Bowers who will serve as acting superintendent following Joshua Starr's resignation effective Feb. 16, 2015

Bowers to Ask MCPS School Board to Send Funding Memo to Council

There’s likely to be a letter headed to the Montgomery County Council outlining how the Montgomery County Public School system will handle a budget that is less than requested. The Board of Education is scheduled to meet March 30 and on the agenda is approval of a letter from Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers to the […]

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May 19, 2014 | Sonya Burke

David Moon on Issues of Interest in This Election (Video)

In this MyMCMedia extra, David Moon, a democratic candidate for the District 20 house of delegates seat and the founder of the Maryland Juice politics blog, tells us one of the questions not being asked to the candidates in the county executive race.  He notes that economic justice issues are important to voters. The primary […]

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April 21, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Council President Craig Rice News Briefing (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice met with the news media on April 21 to discuss a variety of topics, including the achievement gap, school resource officers, the recommended operating budget, the need for sewer service in historic Clarksburg and more. You can watch the briefing in its entirety here:

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February 14, 2014 | Staff Writer

Phil Andrews’ Closing Statement at Candidates Forum (Video)

In this MyMCMedia extra, Phil Andrews gives his closing statement at the Feb. 12 county executive candidates forum, which was held at Richard Montgomery High School. The forum was sponsored by the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA), the Service Employees International Union Local 500, and the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals. “This is […]

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January 25, 2013 | Merlyn Reineke

Dude, You Can Do This!

What an inspiring story unfolded in the world of tennis this week, as 19-year-old Sloane Stephens knocked off fellow American Serena Williams to win the Australian Open. Apparently, Sloane woke up earlier that morning, pondered the challenge ahead of her and said, “Look, Dude, You Can Do This”. Just think what each of us could […]

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October 30, 2012 | Staff Writer

Joshua Starr

School Funding (Video)

Montgomery County School Board members and Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr met with the Council’s Education and Government Operations Committees met to discuss future financial planning. The meeting became contentious over the new Maintenance of Effort law and the impact this year’s teacher raises have on overall funding. Take a look. Visit our PEG partner County […]

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