Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tonight at 7 PM - MCPS BUDGET REVIEW at BCC Regional Services Center

[This event will be held this evening.]

It’s a Palooza! At least it is for those who are in to reading through the Montgomery County Public Schools’ $2.4 billion budget line by line.

The Montgomery County Civic Federation, the Taxpayers League of Montgomery County, and the Parents’ Coalition of Montgomery County are inviting anyone interested to this year’s Budgetpalooza! It’s the third year for this budget breakdown event. This year the group plans to go over the MCPS fiscal year 2016 budget chapter by chapter.
“It’s a good opportunity to go through the budget more carefully. I think we would like to see people take a close look at how their tax dollars are being spent,” said  Paula Bienenfeld, president of the federation.
Bienenfeld said about 25 people attended the event last year, including County Executive Isiah Leggett. The results of the finding are expected to be released by the groups hosting the event, she said.
“Every year there are a few more people as a basic interest in transparent government. It’s an important process and event,” Bienenfeld said.
You can preview that budget here. You can sign up to present a chapter of the budget at the event here.
The event is scheduled for Feb. 26 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, one block from the Bethesda Metro.
According to the most recent MCPS data, the school system is expected to end this year with a budget surplus of $33 million.

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