Board of Education of Frederick County Approves FY25 budget

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The Board of Education of Frederick County has approved the fiscal year 2025 operating budget, totaling $940 million. This marks a 3.3 percent increase over the current budget, aimed at addressing critical needs such as recruiting and retaining staff, accommodating rapid growth, supporting students, and managing inflationary costs.

"During this challenging budget season, our commitment remains unwavering in supporting our students and empowering our staff,” said FCPS Superintendent Dr. Cheryl L. Dyson. “Approval of the FY 2025 budget underscores this focus. Collaborating with the Board and local officials, we will continue navigating rapid growth and inflationary pressures to ensure our community stays resilient, aiming for the best outcomes for every student."

The approved budget increase dedicates significant funding to staff recruitment and retention, crucial to meeting the increased demands of our student body. Additionally, substantial funds are allocated to address anticipated enrollment growth.

“Our priority remains steadfast in providing comprehensive support for our students while addressing critical infrastructure needs throughout our school system,” stated Board President Karen Yoho. “The approval of the capital budget reaffirms our dedication to maintaining and enhancing our educational facilities for the betterment of our entire community.”

The newly approved capital budget, totaling nearly $73 million, includes significant investments in building and site improvements for three school replacement projects and two limited renovations, ensuring safe and conducive learning environments for students and educators alike.

For more information on the fiscal year 2025 budget and capital improvements, please visit the Our Budget page on