Montgomery County Public Schools receives about 67 percent of its operating budget from the county, according to Larry Bowers, the school system's chief operating officer. In the last three years, the schools have eliminated 1,200 positions and skipped almost $150 million in pay increases, and this cut would be "even more of a reduction," he said.
He suggested the county find new revenue by raising taxes or not allowing the increase in the
energy tax -- which rose by 150 percent in 2010 -- to expire as scheduled in June 2012. Renewing the energy tax would mean an additional $110 million in revenue.
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/2011/06/montco-predicts-27-percent-budget-shortfall-fy13#ixzz1Qnm8pRJs