The next Community Town Meeting on the budget is November 6, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Westminster High School.

The following document is available to view:

 

Citizen's Guide to the Carroll County Public Schools Budget Process
2020-2021 School Year

 

The dates for public presentation, review, and input to the Operating Budget for Carroll County Public Schools System for the 2019-2020 school year are listed below:

  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019. 4:00 p.m. Board of Education FY 2020 Budget Work Session. No public comment.
  • Charles I Ecker Boardroom, Board of Education Offices.

 

  • Monday, December 9, 2019. 7:00 p.m. Community Town Meeting.
  • South Carroll High School.

 

  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020. 5:00 p.m. Superintendent's Proposed FY 2021 Operating Budget released during the Board of Education Meeting.
    Charles I. Ecker Boardroom, Board of Education Offices.
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020. 7:00 p.m. Public Operating Budget hearing (with citizen participation).
    Charles I. Ecker Boardroom, Baord of Education Offices.
     
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020. 6:00 p.m. Public Operating budget Hearing (with citizen participation).
    Board of Education Work Session follows public hearing.
    Charles I. Ecker Boardroom, Baord of Education Offices.
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020. 5:00 p.m. Adoption of the Board of Education's Proposed FY 2020 Budget during Board of Education Meeting. 
    Charles I Ecker Boardroom, Board of Education Offices.

     
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020. 4:00 p.m. Board Work Session (without citizen participation).
    Charles I. Ecker Boardroom, Board of Education Offices.
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020. 5:00 p.m. Adoption of FY 2020 Operating Budget (following the Eduational Facilities Master Plan hearing).
    Charles I. Ecker Boardroom. Board of Education Offices.

 

To ensure adequate time to address all budget topics, the Superintendent will be observing the following guidelines during Citizen Participation
at the public hearings:

  • Citizens will be given up to three minutes to speak.
  • The Superintendent reserves the right to limit testimony on each budget item to five speakers. This will allow time for public comment on all budget topics.
  • Citizens may not display signs or posters. In lieu of signs, individuals are encouraged to submit written comments to the Board and the Superintendent.
     

Other important dates include:

  • March 1 - Budget request due to County Commissioners for review.
  • April - Presentation of budget to Commissioners.
  • May - County public hearing.
  • May - Board of Education approves budget categories.

Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Office of Community and Media Relations at 410-751-3020 or publicinfo@carrollk12.org, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed.