Frequently Asked Budget Questions
Carroll County Public Schools, like many organizations across the country, has been affected by the recession, increasing costs, and decreasing revenues. To meet the challenge presented by the anticipated budget shortfall, CCPS has been, and will continue to, identify and analyze current and proposed expenditures for possible cost savings
- What impacts State Aid to Carroll County Public Schools?
- What actual expenditures has Carroll County Public Schools cut?
- How much of the county government’s operating budget has gone to the Carroll County Public Schools and how much do they plan to provide according to their current operating plan?
- What is maintenance of effort and how does it impact Carroll County Public Schools’ funding?
- What are the major factors in the calculation of state aid and how do they impact the amount of revenue Carroll County Public Schools receives?
- What is the Carroll County Public School System doing to reduce/control utility costs?
- What steps is the school system taking to be more efficient in its administrative operations?
- Does Carroll County Public Schools seek additional sources of revenue besides tax dollars and fees?
- What is fund balance reserve and can it be used to balance the operating budget?
- Why do Board of Education budget reductions focus primarily on personnel items?
- Could we furlough employees instead of reducing the number of staff positions?
- The Food Service Program is a “restricted fund.” What does this mean?
- How is the Food Service Program funded?
- Is the Food Service Program financially sound?
- What is the Food Service Fund Balance and how is it used?