Plan to Fully Fund MCPS Budget Passes Council

Anticipating additional state funding, the Montgomery County Council on Monday added $16 million to the amount of money requested by the county’s school system for its 2020 budget. “Education is incredibly important. It starts with our very young children, and giving them all they need to be able to be successful,” said Craig Rice, the council’s Education & Culture Committee chairman. The unanimous council vote, made as members were putting finishing touches on a number of budget categories, sets aside $2.68 billion for the state’s largest school system and is millions more than requested by the Board of Education. (Bethesda)

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