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
The school system finances are budgeted and accounted for through a number of distinct sets of accounts called funds.
General / Operating: Most day-to-day expenditures and basic functions of the school system, including salaries, materials, supplies, etc., are accounted for in this fund. Revenues from this fund are primarily provided by county, state, and federal revenues. Additional sources of revenue in this fund include non-governmental grants, interest, and certain fees.
Student Activity: Expenditures and revenues related to specific student groups at individual schools.
Food Service: Expenditures and revenues related to school cafeteria operations.
Capital Improvement Program: Expenditures and revenues related to larger construction or other capital improvement projects. Funding is provided through county and state governments.
Debt Service: This fund specifically tracks outstanding debt issued by the county government for school system capital improvement projects, including interest and principal.
Other Post-Employment Benefits: This fund accumulates resources for post-employment health benefits.
$19,444,795 of the above revenues are restricted monies, including all the federal funds reflected above. Restricted funds are those funds received by the school system which must be used for a specific purpose, such as IDEA (Special Education), ESEA Title I, Aging Schools improvements, and many more.
State Department of Education proscribes that the operating fund budget and financial reporting be based on specific categories of expenditures.
|Key||Category (with allocated fixed charges)||Budget||% of Total|
|Instructional Salaries & Wages||180,643,900||50.2|
|6||Student Personnel Services||2,326,255||0.6|
|8||Student Health Services||5,736,556||1.6|
|5||Operation of Plant||23,024,711||6.4|
|3||Maintenance of Plant||5,787,350||1.6|
|Total Operating Budget||$359,606,771||100.0|
The remaining dates for public presentation, review, and input to the Operating Budget for Carroll County Public Schools System for the 2022-2023 school year are listed below:
- May, 2022. Adoption of FY 2023 Operating Budget.
Charles I. Ecker Boardroom. Board of Education Offices.
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.
The Board of Education of Carroll County approved the Operating Budget for FY 2022 at its meeting in May 2021.
|FY 2009 (Summary Book)|
|FY 2008 (Summary Book)|
|FY 2007 (Summary Book)|
|Previous fiscal year budgets are available to view in the Budget Office.|