Tagged: budget


MCPS budget grows to meet needs for new school year

By Emmy Song | Sept. 17, 2018, 12:36 a.m. | In Local »

MCPS' operating budget increases to account for its climbing enrollment in fiscal year 2019


The Juno mission to Jupiter comes with a cost

By Ryan Handel | Aug. 11, 2016, 6 p.m. | In News Blog »

The Juno mission comes with an immense price tag, about $1.1 billion. This includes the $581 million it took to build the spacecraft and $342 million for continuous operation.


County budget closes gaps, opens projects

By Abir Muhuri | April 27, 2015, 12:57 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

While the overall county budget increase for 2016 is minimal at 1.1 percent, new projects coupled with a major effort to close the budget gap ensure sufficient growth. A slow economic recovery and reduced state assistance merit the proposed conservative budget as highly appropriate and beneficial for the coming fiscal year.


MCPS Board of Education release their annual report to the community

By Martha Morganstein | March 16, 2015, 5:10 p.m. | In Local »

On March 3, the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education (BOE), released its annual report to the community for 2014. The report is divided into various sections that outline what is changing in MCPS.


NewsChips: Obama's budget aims to bridge partisan gaps

By Grace Hill | April 11, 2013, 10:42 p.m. | In News Blog »

President Obama is attempting to do the impossible – reconcile liberal and conservative differences while simultaneously reducing the national deficit.


Romney bets wrong on Ryan

By Sam Lewando | Aug. 20, 2012, 5:58 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney has finally emerged as the GOP nominee to take on Obama. To do this, he has chosen Congressman Paul Ryan for his running mate. This choice represents a decision to focus his campaign on economic issues and maintain his core voter base for the election. However, Romney has made an mistake in choosing Ryan, as Ryan's lack of short-term solutions and experience will hurt the GOP ticket.


Board of Education releases budget

By Josh Schmidt | March 8, 2012, 11:11 a.m. | In Print News »

The Board of Education (BOE) unanimously agreed upon and announced a $2.13 billion operating budget for the fiscal year (FY) 2013. MCPS superintendent Joshua Starr initially requested a $2.1 billion budget.


Starr eliminates the TerraNova assessment

By Stacy Mathew | Feb. 17, 2012, 7:39 p.m. | In Local »

On Feb. 14 the Board of Education (BOE) approved Superintendent Joshua Starr's request for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to cease administering the TerraNova test. The TerraNova is a standardized achievement test given to second graders to assess their skills in reading, language arts and math.


MCPS posts additional $10 million surplus for fiscal year 2011

By Saaraa Farooq | Dec. 30, 2011, 10:57 a.m. | In Local »

On Nov. 21, the Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) system reported an additional surplus of $10 million from fiscal year 2011 (FY11).


Starr presents first MCPS budget

By Srividya Murthy | Dec. 16, 2011, 11:13 a.m. | In Local »

On Dec. 7, Superintendent Joshua Starr proposed his first MCPS operating budget before members of the Board of Education, Montgomery County Education Association, Montgomery County Council and Maryland state legislature.


Local market fights to stay in current location

By Rachel Auerbach | Sept. 2, 2011, 10:05 p.m. | In Local »

The Fenton Street Market may be forced to either shut down or relocate due to a price hike for using Veterans Plaza every Saturday.


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