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Board Approves FY 2024 Capital Budget Proposal

October 7th, 2022

The Howard County Board of Education approved its Capital Budget Request for fiscal year (FY) 2024, FY 2025–2029 Capital Improvement Program, and FY 2024–2033 Long-Range Master Plan, following a public work session on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

The Board’s FY 2024 Capital Budget Request totals $67.7 million. Major items included in the FY 2024 Capital Budget request include:

The Board’s request amended the Superintendent’s Proposed Capital Budget and Long-Range Master Plan. Beyond the FY 2024 Capital Budget, the Board’s adopted Long-Range Master Plan also includes:

The Board’s approval of the proposed Capital Budget represents the next step in the annual Capital Budget process, which begins well in advance of the school system’s Operating Budget cycle, in order to accommodate deadlines associated with submission of the State Capital Budget.

The Board’s Proposed Capital Budget has been submitted to the Howard County Planning Board and County Council for consideration. Next, the Priority Listing of FY 2024 State Capital Budget Request is submitted to the Maryland Interagency Commission on School Construction. On February 16, 2023, the Board will adopt its budget request, which will then be submitted to the County Executive. In May 2023, the County Council will adopt the Howard County Capital Budget, and the Board will adopt the final Capital Budget.

The Board’s FY 2024 Capital Budget request and revised Priority Listing of FY 2024 State Capital Budget Request are provided online.

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