FCPS Superintendent shares recommended operating budget

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FCPS Superintendent Dr. Cheryl L. Dyson shared her recommended Fiscal Year 2025 operating budget Monday with a focus on meeting the demands of students and staff in a growing school system.

“One of the ways in which we achieve our goals is through strategic resource allocation,” Dr. Dyson said in her video budget announcement. “This means, we must design a budget that is fiscally sound, meets our expanding needs and provides the resources that are required to sustain our success.”

Her recommended budget totals $991,580,587 and is focused on the following priorities:

  • Recruiting and Retaining Talented Employees
  • Responding to Significant Growth
  • Providing Additional Supports for Special Education Students and Multilingual Learners
  • Addressing Inflationary Pressures
  • Advancing Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Initiatives 

Next steps
The Board of Education of Frederick County is scheduled to discuss the recommended budget at its Wednesday, January 10, meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Board Room at 191 S. East Street in Frederick. All Board meetings are livestreamed via www.fcps.org/tv

Public forum
The Board will hold a public hearing regarding the FY25 budget at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 31, at Urbana High School.

Budget Resources

Video Message
View Dr. Dyson’s video message, which details progress FCPS made during the last year and highlights budget focuses in FY25.

FCPS FY25 Recommended Budget Breakdown
This graphic shares specifics on each budget priority focus area. 

Full budget document
The complete FY25 Superintendent’s Requested Budget is posted online.

Budget Calendar
The FY25 Budget calendar is posted to www.fcps.org//about/fy2025-budget.