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Your Input Needed on FY 2013 PGCPS Budget

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Please come out and provide your feedback on the FY 2013 PGCPS Budget tonight!

PGCPS Superintendent will hold the 2nd of two public hearings to discuss the FY 2013 PGCPS Operating Budget on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 p.m.  This is an opportunity for parents, guardians, and community members to be involved in the process and to express your concerns.  

Here are some important facts:
  • The public hearing is in the Boardroom at the Sasscer Administration Bldg. located at 14201 School Lane, Upper Marlboro.   Please click the following link for directions, http://schools.pgcps.org/officedirections.asp?code=10013 
  • To speak at the hearing, you must be registered.  To register, please send an email to eferg@pgcps.org or call (301) 952-6382;
  • Please have your testimony statement prepared for speaking and bring 2-3 copies;

This is serious business about the education of our children, the more people who attend the better!

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Written by pgd9politico

October 25, 2011 at 3:39 pm

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  1. I haven’t a clue what questions to ask about the budget. It would be nice to have performance-based evaluations and let people go who are not performing well – that would increase the quality of our schools. That’s been done elsewhere. I’m guessing this isn’t happening, but that this forum would not be an appropriate place to bring it up. If there are performance evaluations in place and action taken based on performance, it would be nice to see what the evaluations look like.

    Joyce

    October 25, 2011 at 3:52 pm

  2. There was pretty good turnout at the public hearing. I would say 20+ people made comments. Dr. Hite said he had not seen this many people show up this early in the process. The arts and music program supporters had organized people to get there, which mostly explained the good turnout. Of course, it is a little challenging to make comments when there is no budget proposal to react to. Still, the earlier input is sought, the better.

    Dr. Hite did make an important point in his concluding remarks, pointing out that the BOE has no authority to raise any funds itself. It all comes from the state, county and the feds. So it is important that advocates also work the budget income side and advocate for the schools. (But I’m not saying that the school district can’t manage its money better.)

    RF

    October 27, 2011 at 12:19 am


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