Montgomery Co. school chief suggests $55 million budget increase for 2020

Montgomery County School Superintendent Jack Smith has issued the first look at his budget proposal for the 2020 fiscal year, and it will cost $55 million more than the current $2.6 billion budget. Under Smith’s plan, the operating budget would come to over $2.65 billion. Smith said he wants to continue cutting class sizes especially in Title 1 schools, where students have more needs. He worries that a state proposal on education funding from the Kirwan Commission could challenge that goal. (WTOP)

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