Frederick County School Board sets budget priorities

The Frederick County School Board established the budget priorities and approved use of supplemental state funds at a special meeting held on October 27th.

During the meeting, the school board approved the budget of $7.3 million with over $4 million to the Special Grants Fund and over $3 million to the Operating Fund.

They also approved the hiring of 22 additional full time positions, two full time School Nutrition positions, and ten full time instructional assistants.

For the Fiscal Year of 2025, some of the budget priorities established include:

  • instructional initiatives and professional learning
  • compensation packages to recruit and retain high quality staff
  • operational funding to address facility maintenance, safety enhancements, and aging school buses and infrastructure

The School Board also approved the 2024-2025 Program of Studies and the administrative assignment of Joseph Strong as the new assistant director of student support services.

He previously served as principal at Red Bud Run and Bass Hoover Elementary Schools.

For further information and supporting documents on these items, click here.

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