Operating Budget Committee: Supports the advocacy of MCCPTA-established priorities on operating budget issues, including representing MCCPTA at MCPS budget meeting. Priorities reflect input provided by PTA leadership from each area of the county as voiced during summer area meetings, as well as the collective input of the MCCPTA Board of Directors and MCCPTA Delegates.
CLICK HERE to review the MCCPTA Operating Budget Priorities Resolution, adopted October 22, 2013
Due to the recent addition of a public hearing by the County Council on the night of our previously scheduled forum, we are canceling this forum. We thank all members of the Montgomery County Board of Education and Superintendent Josh Starr who had commited to attending this event.
MCCPTA will instead by sending all members of the County Council--and all candidates for Council positions--two questions to solicit their viewpoints on the recommended FY 2015 MCPS Operating Budget. Those responses will be posted to this website and circulated.
MOE--Maintenance of Effort--involves Maryland state law that sets the floor for local school spending; it is intended to be a minimum floor, NOT a ceiling.
MOE laws have been in place since 1984; in 2012, the Maryland General Assembly passed a revised law covering MOE. For a description of the current law, and its provisions for waivers, CLICK HERE to read a letter by Maryland State Senator Nancy King
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