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News Release: BOE Approves $2.8B Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2024

March 10, 2023
For Immediate Release

Office of Communications

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – The Prince George’s County Board of Education has approved a $2.8 billion budget request for fiscal year 2024, focusing on investments in educational and operational improvements for Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) through transformation, equity and innovation. It represents an approximate 4.8% increase over the 2023 budget of $2.7 billion.

Chief Executive Officer Dr. Monica Goldson’s revised spending plan includes a $34,205,981 million increase in funding announced by the state in February. Funds will be used to provide student supports to improve academic performance, non-public special education placements and a mandatory increase in contributions to the state pension fund.

The budget proposal reflects Board of Education priorities and supports the state’s Blueprint for Maryland’s Future and the PGCPS Transformation 2026 strategic plan, including improvements and expansion of instructional programs, accountability systems, and services and supports for students. 

The strategic plan includes five focus areas: Academic Innovation, Transformational Workforce, Organizational Learning Culture, Safe and Supportive Environments and Infrastructure and Operational Enhancements.

Budget priorities for the 2023-2024 school year focus on supporting critical student-focused initiatives including: 

  • Student performance in mathematics
  • Enhancing school climate
  • Supporting social and emotional learning and mental health

The process for developing and adopting the budget included significant public input. The Board of Education hosted three public hearings and public work sessions. An online survey was also available to solicit community input on budget priorities. 

Following approval, the Board transmitted the Operating Budget Request to the County Executive on March 1. The County Executive will submit to the County Council by March 15 and the Board will reconcile the budget after the County Council finalizes appropriations.