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FY2025 Budget

The budget adopted by the Washington County Board of Education is a financial plan (estimate), normally for a fiscal year (July 1–June 30), that matches all planned revenues with planned expenditures of the school system. The FY2025 budget is for the period from July 1, 2024–June 30, 2025. 



BUDGET PRIORITIES FY2025

The Board of Education adopted its budget priorities for FY2025 on September 19, 2023. The priorities are: 

  • Salary and Compensation to Attract and Retain Staff
  • Safety & Security, Mental Health, and Behavioral Supports
  • Meeting the Requirements of the Blueprint for Maryland's Future
  • Combating Inflation


BUDGET Information FY2025



THe RETURN ON OUR FY2024 INVESTMENTS


APPROVED FY2025 GENERAL FUND BUDGET CALENDAR

NOVEMBER 2023

11/7–21/23

Prepare preliminary draft of the Superintendent’s Draft FY2025 Budget for internal discussion (without MSDE State Aid estimates)

DECEMBER 2023

12/5/23

Executive Team – Budget Discussion

JANUARY 2024

1/16/24

BOARD OF EDUCATION – WORK SESSION: Superintendent’s FY2025 Draft Budget

1/19/24
(tentative)

Receive preliminary FY2025 State Aid calculation from MSDE

1/22–26/24

Incorporate state revenue estimates into budget draft and determine excess or shortfall

1/26/24

Notify County Administrator and County Chief Financial Officer of preliminary financial request

FEBRUARY 2024

2/5/24

BOARD OF EDUCATION – WORK SESSION: Superintendent’s FY2025 Recommended Budget

2/6/24

Board of Education presents to the Board of County Commissioners the Superintendent's FY2025 Recommended Budget

2/20/24

Adopt Board of Education’s FY2025 Draft Budget for public hearing

2/23/24

Send updated Board of Education’s FY2025 Draft Budget to the Budget Advocacy and Review Committee and Washington County Citizens Advisory Council

2/26/24
(Snow date
2/28/24)

Budget Advocacy and Review Committee discusses Board of Education’s FY2025 Draft Budget

Begins developing recommendations to the Board of Education

2/27/24

Copies of the Board of Education’s FY2025 Draft Budget available to the public

MARCH 2024

TBD

JOINT MEETING (Board of Education with Board of County Commissioners): Board of Education to present FY2025 Draft Budget for discussion

3/6/24
(Snow date
3/7/24)

Budget Advocacy and Review Committee discusses Board of Education’s FY2025 Draft Budget and finalizes recommendation to Board of Education 

3/19/24
(Snow date
3/26/24)

Budget Advocacy and Review Committee presents recommendations on the FY2025 Draft Budget to the Board of Education

3/19/24
(Snow date
3/26/24)

PUBLIC HEARING: Board of Education’s FY2025 Draft Budget 

APRIL 2024

4/16/24

Board of Education adopts FY2025 Approved Budget to present to the Board of County Commissioners

4/19/24

Provide copies of the Board of Education’s FY2025 Approved Budget to the Board of County Commissioners (copy will posted here for public review)

4/19/24
(tentative)

Receive Final FY2025 State Aid Report

4/26/24

Revise revenue projections for final iteration of State Aid Report

MAY 2024–JULY 2024

TBD

Other meetings as deemed necessary