Superintendent George Arlotto will present his recommended operating and capital budgets for Fiscal Year 2019 at the next meeting of the Board of Education of Anne Arundel County, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis.
The budgets chart the course for the school system for the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2018. The Board will conduct two public hearings and a public workshop on the budget before adopting a budget request to forward to County Executive Steve Schuh in February. The County Executive’s proposal will be considered by the County Council before it adopts an operating budget that allocates funding within state-established categories and a capital budget that prescribes funding for school construction projects in June. In the operating budget, the Board retains ability to shift funding within categories before it approves a final school system budget no later than June 30.
The Board will meet on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. to vote to go into closed session, during which time it will discuss confidential matters as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act including, but not limited to, legal advice, personnel, and negotiations. Closed session is not open to the public. The general session of the meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m.
At the meeting, the Board will also discuss two redistricting recommendations presented by Superintendent George Arlotto, one concerning the feeder pattern for Maryland City Elementary School students and the other to balance enrollment at the Ferndale Early Education Center and George Cromwell and Hilltop elementary schools. The Board is expected to vote on plans that would be taken to a public hearing in early 2018.
A complete agenda for the meeting accompanies this news release. More information on agenda items will be posted on the AACPS website in the Board Docs section under the Board of Education tab.
Dr. Arlotto’s budget address and complete information about the budget will be posted online at www.aacps.org after Wednesday’s meeting.
The general session of Wednesday’s Board meeting will be broadcast live on AACPS-TV, which can be found on Channel 96 on Comcast and Broadstripe, and Channel 36 on Verizon. High definition broadcasts can be seen on Channel 996 on Comcast and Channel 496 on Broadstripe. Rebroadcasts are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. the day after the meeting and 2:00 p.m. on subsequent Sundays.
The meeting can also be viewed live on the Internet here.
Archived videos of Board meetings can be found online here.
BUDGET HEARINGS, WORKSHOP
The Board of Education has scheduled two public hearings and a public workshop on Dr. Arlotto’s budget recommendation. Public hearings will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at Old Mill High School, and Thursday, January 11, 2018, in the Board Room at the Parham Building in Annapolis. Both hearings begin at 6 p.m. Those wishing to testify can sign up beginning at 5 p.m. Testimony will be limited to three minutes per person.
The Board will also hold a public workshop on Dr. Arlotto’s budget recommendation at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, in the Board Room at the Parham Building. No public testimony will be taken at the workshop.