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									                                                 Proposed
   George Washington Carver Center for
    Arts and Technology opening 2012




                                                 Operating
                                                  Budget
  Focused on Quality                                Fiscal Year 2012


Committed to Excellence




                                         6901 Charles Street  Towson, Maryland 21204
                                                          www.bcps.org
                                          Table of Contents
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  I. Introductory Section

           Board of Education of Baltimore County and Administration                                                          1

           Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award                                    2

           Association of School Business Officials International Meritorious Budget Award                                    3

           Letter of Transmittal                                                                                              4

           Executive Summary                                                                                             10

               −    Operating Budget Schedule                                                                            11

               −    Capital Budget Schedule                                                                              12

               −    Performance Goals and Indicators                                                                     25

               −    Proposed Budget by Performance Goals                                                                 30

  II. Organizational Section

           Baltimore County Public Schools Organization Chart                                                            33

           Baltimore County Public Schools at a Glance                                                                   34

           Understanding the Budget Process                                                                              36

           Blueprint for Progress                                                                                        41

  III. Financial Section

           Budget at a Glance                                                                                            49

           Revenue Summary                                                                                               50

           Expenditure Summary                                                                                           51

           Fund Balance Summary                                                                                          52

           General Fund Revenue                                                                                          54

           General Fund Expenditures                                                                                     58

           Special Revenue Fund                                                                                          65
           Enterprise Fund - Food and Nutrition Services                                                                 67

           Capital Projects Fund                                                                                         69

           Debt Service Fund                                                                                             75




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 IV. Information Section

         Performance Measures                                                                                79
         Glossary                                                                                            90
     A. Schools
                    Schools Overview                                                                         95

                    Schools Budget by Object Categories                                                      96

                    Imagine Discovery Charter School                                                         97

                    School Budget Highlights                                                                 98

                    School Allocation Ratios                                                                 99

                    School Based Staffing—Regular Education                                                 100

                    School Based Staffing—Special Education                                                 101

                    Allocation by School/Maryland School Performance Results                                102

                    Adequate Yearly Progress by School Level                                                108

                    Maryland School Assessment Performance Results                                          109

                    Enrollment                                                                              110

                    Summary of Non-Salary Allocations of Schools                                            111

                    Summary of School Allocations                                                           112

    B. Board of Education of Baltimore County

                    Board of Education of Baltimore County Overview                                         113

                    Board of Education of Baltimore County                                                  115
                    Internal Audit                                                                          116

                    Ombudsman                                                                               117

    C. Superintendent

                    Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools Overview                              119

                    Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools                                       123

                    Assistant Superintendent Elementary Schools - Zone 1                                    124

                    Assistant Superintendent Elementary Schools - Zone 2                                    125



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      C. Superintendent (continued)

                   Assistant Superintendent Elementary Schools - Zone 3                                     126

                   Assistant Superintendent Middle Schools                                                  127

                   Assistant Superintendent High Schools                                                    128

                   Chief Communications Officer                                                             129

                   Education Channel                                                                        131

                   Executive Officer for Community Outreach                                                 132

                   Research, Accountability, and Assessment                                                 133

                   Executive Director Student Support Services                                              135

                   Student Support Services                                                                 136

                   Athletics                                                                                138

                   Health Services                                                                          140

                   Psychological Services                                                                   141

                   Pupil Personnel Services                                                                 143

                   Alternative Education, Dropout Prevention, and Summer School                             145

                   Law Office                                                                               147

                   Southwest Area Assistant Superintendent                                                  148

                   Northwest Area Assistant Superintendent                                                  149

                   Central Area Assistant Superintendent                                                    150

                   Northeast Area Assistant Superintendent                                                  151

                   Southeast Area Assistant Superintendent                                                  152

                   Assistant Superintendent for Accountability and Supervision                              153

       D. Business Services

                   Deputy Superintendent - Business Services Overview                                       155

                   Deputy Superintendent - Business Services                                                159

                   Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources                                             160

                   Benefits, Retirement and Leaves                                                          161

                   Personnel Services                                                                       162


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     D. Business Services (continued)

                  Personnel Staffing                                                             164

                  Chief Financial Officer                                                        166

                  Budget and Reporting                                                           167

                  Controller                                                                     168

                  Payroll                                                                        169

                  Purchasing                                                                     170

                  Third Party Billing - General Fund                                             171

                  Chief Information Officer                                                      172

                  Technology Project Management                                                  173

                  Information Management Systems                                                 174

                  Student Data                                                                   176

                  Technology Business and Telecommunications                                     177

                  Network and Web Services                                                       178

                  Technology Support Services                                                    180

                  Administrative Technology Support Services                                     181

                  Executive Director Physical Facilities                                         182

                  Engineering and Construction                                                   183

                  Grounds Services                                                               184

                  Maintenance Services                                                           185

                  Operations                                                                     187

                  Executive Director Planning and Support Operations                             188
                  Distribution Center                                                            189

                  Copy and Print Services                                                        190

                  Risk Management                                                                191

                  Strategic Planning                                                             192

                  Transportation                                                                 193




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     E. Curriculum and Instruction

                  Curriculum and Instruction Overview                                                195

                  Executive Assistant to the Superintendent                                          200

                  Equity and Cultural Proficiency                                                    202

                  Professional Development                                                           204

                  Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction                             206

                  Executive Director of Liberal Arts                                                 208

                  Elementary Social Studies                                                          210

                  Secondary Social Studies                                                           211

                  Language Arts PreK-12                                                              212

                  World Languages                                                                    214

                  AVID/College Board                                                                 215

                  Title I                                                                            217

                  Executive Director Special Programs PreK-12                                        218

                  School Counseling                                                                  220

                  Gifted and Talented/Magnet Programs                                                222

                  Health and Physical Education                                                      224

                  Dance                                                                              225

                  Music                                                                              226

                  Visual Arts                                                                        228

                  Special Education                                                                  229

                  Executive Director STEM                                                            231

                  Career and Technology Education                                                    232

                  Instructional Technology                                                           234

                  Library Information Services                                                       236




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       E. Curriculum and Instruction (continued)

                   Science PreK-12                                                                 238

                   Math PreK-12                                                                    240

       F. Special Revenue Fund

                   Alternative Programs                                                            243

                   Career and Technology Program                                                   244

                   Infants and Toddlers Program                                                    245

                   Race to the Top Program                                                         246

                   Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program                                              247

                   Special Education Program                                                       248

                   Technology Programs                                                             250

                   Third Party Billing                                                             251

                   Title I Program                                                                 252

                   Title II Improving Teacher Quality                                              254

                   Title III English Language Acquisition                                          256

                   Other Grants and Restricted Programs                                            257

                   Transfer/Indirect Cost Recovery                                                 260

      G. Supporting Documentation

                   Administration Budget Summary                                                   261

                   Mid-Level Administration Budget Summary                                         263

                   Instructional Salaries and Wages Budget Summary                                 265

                   Instructional Materials and Supplies Budget Summary                             266

                   Other Instructional Costs Budget Summary                                        267

                   Special Education Budget Summary                                                269

                   Student Personnel Services Budget Summary                                       270

                   Health Services Budget Summary                                                  271

                   Student Transportation Services Budget Summary                                  272




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    G. Supporting Documentation (continued)

                 Operation of Plant Budget Summary                                     273

                 Maintenance of Plant Budget Summary                                   274

                 Fixed Charges Budget Summary                                          275

                 Capital Outlay Budget Summary                                         276

                 General Fund Fixed Charges                                            277




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   Board of Education of Baltimore County and Administration


                                                   Earnest E. Hines
                                                       President

                                                  H. Edward Parker
                                                     Vice President

                                                 Michael H. Bowler
                                                 James E. Coleman
                                                 Rodger C. Janssen
                                                Ramona N. Johnson
                                                George J. Moniodis
                                               Mary-Margaret O’Hare
                                                 Valerie A. Roddy
                                                Lawrence E. Schmidt
                                                  David Uhlfelder

                                                   Rohan Goswami
                                                 Student Representative



                                              ADMINISTRATION
                                                  Dr. Joe A. Hairston
                             Secretary – Treasurer, Board of Education of Baltimore County
                                 Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools

         Vacant                          Deputy Superintendent
         Michele O. Prumo                Chief of Staff
         Dr. Roger L. Plunkett           Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
         Dr. John R. Quinn               Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction
         Karen T. Blannard               Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Schools - Zone 1
         Patricia A. Lawton              Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Schools - Zone 2
         Verletta B. White               Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Schools - Zone 3
         Dr. Manuel B. Rodriguez         Assistant Superintendent, Middle Schools
         Barbara E. Walker               Assistant Superintendent, High Schools
         Dr. Donald A. Peccia            Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
         Phyllis T. Reese                Chief Communications Officer
         Barbara S. Burnopp              Chief Financial Officer
         Michael J. Goodhues             Chief Information Officer
         Robert J. Barrett               Executive Officer for Community Outreach
         Sonja M. Karwacki               Executive Director, Liberal Arts
         Michael G. Sines                Executive Director, Physical Facilities
         Kara E. Calder                  Executive Director, Planning and Support Operations
         William S. Burke                Executive Director, Professional Development
         Dr. Thomas W. Rhoades           Executive Director, Research, Accountability and Assessment
         Kathleen M. McMahon             Executive Director, Special Programs PreK-12
         Pat Baltzley                    Acting Executive Director, STEM
         Dale R. Rauenzahn               Executive Director, Student Support Services
         Margaret-Ann F. Howie, Esq.     General Counsel


                                       Please visit our Web site: www.bcps.org

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            Government Finance Officers Association Award




         The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) presented a
         Distinguished Budget Presentation Award (DBPA) to Baltimore County Public Schools, Maryland, for its
         annual budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2010. In order to receive this award, a
         governmental unit must publish a budget document that meets progress criteria as a policy document,
         as an operations guide, as a financial plan, and as a communication device.




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               ASBO International Meritorious Budget Award




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            BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
              Dr. Joe A. Hairston Superintendent 6901 Charles Street Towson, MD 21204


    January 11, 2011


    Members of the Board of Education of Baltimore County:

    In compliance with the public laws of the state of Maryland, the proposed operating budget for the
    fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011, and ending June 30, 2012 (FY2012), follows. Operating budgets are
    presented for the general fund, special revenue fund, debt service fund, capital projects fund, and the
    enterprise fund.

    THE REPORTING ENTITY AND ITS SERVICES

    Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) ranks among the twenty-seven largest school systems in the
    United States. The county covers 610 square miles in the north central part of the state, and combines
    urban, suburban, and business regions with vast farmland and waterfront areas. The school system re-
    flects this diversity in the student population of approximately 105,000 students in Grades
    PreK-12. These students are served by approximately 18,000 employees, including 8,956
    teachers, making BCPS one of the largest employers in the region. More than 15,000 volunteers
    support student achievement throughout the school system.

    For the 2011-2012 school year, BCPS will operate 173 schools, centers, and programs. One hundred
    six elementary schools will serve the needs of children in Grades PreK-5. An additional 27 middle
    schools will serve students in Grades 6-8. Baltimore County’s 24 public high schools will serve stu-
    dents in Grades 9-12.

    Guided by the pledge that the system is “focused on quality and committed to excellence,” BCPS
    continues to focus on clear and measurable goals, the first and most important of which is improving
    achievement for all students. The school system draws strength from, and is committed to, enhancing
    the quality of its school-community relationships. Therefore, the school system is dedicated to
    delivering a high-quality, rigorous academic program in the classrooms of every school in an
    environment that is safe and conducive to learning.

    MAJOR INITIATIVES

    Blueprint for Progress and the Master Plan

    As a public educational system, BCPS’ vision is to produce graduates who have the content knowledge,
    skills, and attitudes to reach their full potential as responsible, productive citizens. BCPS believes that
    all students can and will learn and achieve when the following necessary conditions for that learning
    are provided: a rigorous curriculum, highly qualified teachers, and proven strategies for learning.
    While student success ultimately depends on the individual, it is the relationship between and among



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    teacher, child, and parent that will provide the supportive environment necessary for high achievement.
    The continuing commitment of the school system in support of this relationship will have a significant
    effect on ensuring that all students succeed at high levels.

    BCPS’ Blueprint for Progress, which is aligned with the Maryland Bridge to Excellence Act and serves
    as the framework for the system’s Master Plan, sets forth a number of performance goals and specific
    performance indicators for each goal. These goals and indicators are the concrete, measurable
    statements of the expectations we have for all students and staff in BCPS. Taken as a whole, these
    goals, which include the five Elementary and Secondary Education Act goals and performance
    indicators, provide an overview of the standards that will be used to measure student achievement and
    define school system accountability for that achievement. Rather than focus on specific achievement
    gaps in the strategies, the Blueprint for Progress establishes that the school system is accountable for
    meeting these high standards for all students. Taken literally, “all means all,” and achievement gaps
    among student subgroups will cease to exist when all students are meeting the established standards.
    The FY2012 proposed budget reflects our commitment to allocate resources to achieve this end.

    Operating Budget

    The FY2012 proposed general fund appropriation reflects an increase of $6.5 million (0.5%) in expen-
    ditures over the FY2011 adjusted budget. The state of Maryland relied heavily on federal stimulus
    funds provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the Education Jobs
    Fund bill to support FY2011 education spending at the level targeted by the Bridge to Excellence in
    Public Schools Act. The state will offset Education Jobs Fund resources of $142.9 million with an
    equivalent contribution to the Education Trust Fund that is planned to support FY2012 state aid to edu-
    cation. BCPS will use its local allocation of $3.8 million from the Education Jobs Fund bill to support
    employee health care costs in FY2012. The state will release preliminary FY2012 state aid to educa-
    tion funding at the end of January 2011 when the governor submits his proposed budget to the general
    assembly. At this time, we are projecting that state aid will increase slightly over FY2011, with an ad-
    justment for increased enrollment and inflation. The Baltimore County general fund revenue appro-
    priation increases by $9.4 million, including $6.1 million in one-time expenditures that have been ex-
    cluded from maintenance of effort calculations. Local revenue is requested to support increased pro-
    jected enrollment. This will be the second consecutive year that local funding will be at or near the
    “maintenance of effort” level. It is important to note that county government has also signed an agree-
    ment with employee bargaining groups to permit employee advancement on existing pay scales while
    avoiding furloughs and layoffs through FY2012. Including the debt service, enterprise, and special
    revenue funds, BCPS’ proposed operating budget totals $1.6 billion, an 11.6% increase over the
    FY2011 adjusted budget.

    Capital Budget

    BCPS has 167 school buildings, 80% of which were constructed before 1970. The school system
    began a focused maintenance and systemic renovation program in FY1999 to address deficiencies
    identified among the old and aging buildings. To date, renovation work at 98 elementary schools and 4
    special schools has been completed. Renovation work has also been completed at 21 middle schools,
    and 5 are currently under renovation. The high schools are the focus of the next phase of this critical
    program. The FY2012 capital budget request totals $204,403,139.




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 More than 300 construction and building projects, including new school construction, major renovations
 and modernizations at various elementary, middle, and high schools, are currently underway in BCPS.
 In addition to renovations of school plumbing, electrical, ventilation, heating, and cooling systems, the
 work includes improvements to cafeterias, media centers, computer systems, security systems, and other
 features.

 Among the more prominent projects included in the requested budget are funding for the construction of
 the new Dundalk High School and Sollers Point Technical High School, renovations to Milford Mill
 Academy, Parkville High School and Hereford High School and a 300 seat addition and renovation of
 Hampton Elementary School. Dundalk High School and Sollers Point Technical High School will be
 located on the current Dundalk High School site and is scheduled for completion in 2012. The much-
 needed addition and renovation of Hampton Elementary School is scheduled to be completed in August
 2012.

 In keeping with the goals of the Blueprint for Progress, the capital budget includes funding to repair or
 replace critical infrastructure, to provide for watertight buildings, and to improve occupant comfort and
 well-being through the installation of a modern mechanical air distribution system in an effort to enhance
 the learning environment and decrease energy costs. The capital budget also includes upgrades and
 replacements to the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical and plumbing systems, lighting,
 interior and exterior doors, windows, floors and walls, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
 accessibility requirements, and a variety of other enhancements to improve school buildings.

 Special Revenue Fund

 The FY2012 special revenue fund declines by $6.8 million (-7.2%) below the FY2011 adjusted budget
 that includes a significant appropriation of stimulus funds received under the American Recovery and
 Reinvestment Act. The ARRA grants all expire in the first quarter of FY2012. The special revenue fund
 is used primarily to account for grants awarded to the school system to support specific educational pro-
 grams and initiatives. With anticipated total expenditures of $87.7 million for FY2012, approximately
 63% of the special revenue budget is provided by two federal grant programs, Title I and the Individuals
 with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These grant programs are targeted to support specific student
 populations, i.e., economically disadvantaged students and special education students. Certain special
 education programs including early intervention services, assistive technologies, and co-teaching for in-
 clusion classes will be discontinued as was planned when the IDEA Part B stimulus grant was approved.
 Instructional assistant salaries and benefits ($7.1 million) and funding of non-public placements ($1.9
 million) will be shifted back to the general fund. The state’s February 2010 mandate to provide an ex-
 tended Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) option for preschool special education students had
 been funded by an ARRA Part C IDEA grant of $1.8 million that also expires. With no anticipated state
 funds to support this program, it must also be shifted to the general fund. Title I stimulus fund programs
 to provide classroom technology, early and extended learning opportunities for students, and profes-
 sional development in 44 elementary schools have also concluded according to plans. Increased poverty
 among students and revised allocations of employee benefit costs will result in adjustments to Title I ex-
 tended year and instructional coaching programs. Overall, federal grants provide approximately 85% of
 the total special revenue funds planned in FY2012.




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    BCPS was a key participant in the state’s Race to the Top federal grant application this year. Maryland
    was awarded a total of $250 million, with half set aside for local school districts. BCPS was awarded
    $17.4 million, $6.3 million of which is planned for new initiatives in FY2012 that include curricula
    alignment with Common Core State Standards, implementation of longitudinal data systems to measure
    effective instruction, professional development for teachers and administrators, and efforts to turn around
    our lowest-achieving schools.

    The Third Party Billing Program bills Medicaid for specific services rendered by BCPS to Medicaid-
    eligible students who have Individualized Education Plans (IEP). The reimbursements are used to sup-
    port health services, special education, psychological services, and social work. Allowable service rates
    were lowered by the state in 2006 and 2007. Revenues have remained stable enough since then to permit
    the use of available funds in FY2012 for one-time expenditures for contracted additional assistants to
    special education students.

    The federal Title II Improving Teacher Quality grant, used for teacher training and to fund science re-
    source teachers in targeted schools, will increase by $300,000 (7.0%) from the adjusted FY2011
    budget. The federal Title III grant increases by $45,000 (6.4%). The grant will provide supplemental
    funding to the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instructional programs and for ser-
    vices that enable a growing number of students to acquire and improve English skills.

    Awards

    The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) presented a
    Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to BCPS for its annual budget presentation for FY2011.
    This is the seventh consecutive year that the school system has achieved this prestigious award.

    The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is valid for a period of one year only. BCPS believes its
    current budget presentation continues to meet the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award program
    requirements and will submit it to the GFOA to determine its eligibility for another award.

    The Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International has awarded the Meritorious
    Budget Award to BCPS for excellence in the preparation and issuance of its school system budget for
    FY2011. The Meritorious Budget Award is the highest form of recognition in school system budget
    presentation issued by ASBO International. This is the seventh consecutive year that the school system
    has been presented with this prestigious award. BCPS believes its current budget presentation con-
    forms to the Meritorious Budget Award program requirements and will be submitting it to ASBO for
    consideration.

    FINANCIAL POLICIES

    Cash Management

    BCPS employs an investment procedure whereby all funds are deposited into a single operating bank
    account. Based on daily balance requirements, the excess money is used to invest in the Local
    Government Investment Pool, a money market mutual fund with Fidelity Investments Institutional
    Services, or a U.S. government money market fund.




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    In FY2010, depressed short-term interest rates all but eliminated earnings on investments, and projections
    for FY2011 reflect similar market conditions.

    The school system’s investment policies are governed by state statutes. In addition, the board has its own
    investment policies and procedures. BCPS’ funds must be deposited in federally-insured banks located
    within the state. The school system is authorized to use demand accounts and certificates of deposit.
    Other permissible investments include obligations of the United States Treasury, obligations of various
    agencies of the United States, investments with the Maryland Local Government Investment Pool, and
    repurchase agreements. The school system does not invest in derivatives, which is a security whose value
    is derived from the value of another security. Investment instruments are purchased from banks located
    within the state or from investment brokers who are members of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Budgeting and Accounting Controls

    BCPS maintains a system of budgeting and accounting controls designed to assist management in
    meeting its responsibilities for reporting reliable financial information. The system is designed to
    provide reasonable assurance that assets are safeguarded, and transactions are executed and recorded
    with management’s authorization. Internal control systems are subject to inherent limitations with regard
    to the necessity of balancing costs against the benefits produced. Management believes that the existing
    system of budgeting and accounting controls provides reasonable assurance that material errors or ir-
    regularities to the financial statements are prevented or would be detected within a timely period. During
    the year, interim financial reports are prepared and distributed to the board and school system adminis-
    trators. Account managers are responsible for assuring that planned expenditures are within remaining
    appropriation balances delineated by category and object of expenditure and, in some cases, by location.
    The Board of Education has adopted a set of policies and rules, consistent with state and county laws, to
    provide a framework for sound financial management.

    Risk Management

    The board is exposed to many types of loss risk. The board participates in the Baltimore County
    government self-insured program for employee and retiree health, dental, and workers’ compensation
    insurance. Casualty, property, and other liability insurances are provided through a self-insurance pool
    administered by the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE), a public entity risk pool.
    Both the county and MABE limit exposure through the procurement of excess liability coverage from
    commercial insurers. The board also carries catastrophic student accident insurance. In FY2012, we
    plan to use approximately $934,000 from our $1.9 million rate stabilization fund toward payment of
    MABE premiums as permitted by the plan policy.

    The school system currently operates 852 bus routes daily, transporting approximately 73,000 students
    to and from 173 public schools, centers and programs, and 34 non-public schools. The school system
    attempts to prevent accidents through strict bus driver screening and ongoing training programs. These
    programs include compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation drug testing requirements,
    mandatory annual six-hour in-service training, follow-up training after accidents, and emergency
    evacuation procedures training.




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    Acknowledgements

    The preparation of the FY2012 budget could not have been possible without the efficient and
    dedicated services of the entire BCPS’ staff. BCPS would like to thank the staff in each depart-
    ment, office, and school for their assistance and cooperation in developing the budget, with a spe-
    cial thanks to the Office of Budget and Reporting for its hard work throughout the budget process.
    The budget articulates the mission, goals, and objectives of providing a quality education that
    develops the content knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enable all students to reach their
    maximum potential as responsible, life-long learners and productive citizens.

    Sincerely,



    Joe A. Hairston
    Superintendent




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                                        Executive Summary
The budget is comprised of four governmental funds that include the general fund, special revenue fund,
capital projects fund, debt service fund, and one enterprise fund that provides food services. It was presented
to the Baltimore County Board of Education on January 11, 2011. The following table summarizes each
fund by total and by the amount above the FY2011 Adjusted Budget.




     Fund                             FY11 Adj Budget        FY12 Proposed          Difference   % Change
     General Fund                      1,210,897,859        1,217,357,451          6,459,592         0.5%
     Special Revenue                      94,448,713           87,655,456         (6,793,257)       -7.2%
     Operating Budget Subtotal        $1,305,346,572       $1,305,012,907          ($333,665)         0.0%

     Capital Projects Fund                    42,672,280     204,403,139        161,730,859        379.0%
     Debt Service Fund                        32,311,880      35,388,092          3,076,212          9.5%
     Enterprise Fund                          37,301,146      37,916,012            614,866          1.6%
     Total                            $1,417,631,878       $1,582,720,150      $165,088,272         11.6%



                                  FY12 Operating Budget Revenue Sources
                                               $1,582,720,150

           Baltimore County
             $833,503,956
                 52.7%

                                                                                           State
                                                                                        $613,171,394
                                                                                           38.7%




                                  Other
                               $32,291,935
                                  2.0%                       Federal
                                                           $103,752,865
                                                               6.6%




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                                        Executive Summary

                                      Operating Budget Schedule
                    Date                                         Event
                July 13, 2010     Present proposed operating schedule to the board

             September 22, 2010 Northeast Area Pre-Budget Meeting
                                7:00 p.m.—Eastern Technical High School
              October 11, 2010    Southeast Area Pre-Budget Meeting
                                  7:00 p.m.—Sollers Point Technical High School
              October 12, 2010    Northwest Area Pre-Budget Meeting
                                  7:00 p.m.—Owings Mills High School
              October 14, 2010    Central Area Pre-Budget Meeting
                                  7:00 p.m.—Cromwell Valley Elementary School
              October 20, 2010    Southwest Area Pre-Budget Meeting
                                  7:00 p.m.—Woodlawn High School
              January 11, 2011    Superintendent presents FY2012 proposed budget to the board—
                                  distribution of the budget book
              January 18, 2011    Board public hearing—7:00 p.m.
                                  (snow date: January 19, 2011)
              January 25, 2011    Board work session—Education Support Services 6:30 p.m.
                                   (snow date: January 26, 2011)
              February 8, 2011    Board adopts FY2012 proposed budget

               March 1, 2011      FY2012 board proposed budget due to the Baltimore County
                                  Executive
                 April 2011       Baltimore County executive presents FY2012 budget recommenda-
                                  tions to the Baltimore County council
               April/May 2011     Baltimore County council reviews budget request and holds public
                                  hearings
                  May 2011        Baltimore County council work session on Baltimore County Public
                                  Schools budget
                  May 2011        Baltimore County council adopts FY2012 budget

                July 1, 2011      FY2012 funds available

                July 12, 2011     Distribution of the FY2012 Adopted Operating Budget Book




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                                        Executive Summary

                                          Capital Budget Schedule
                     Date                                          Event
                 July 13, 2010      Present proposed capital schedule to the board

                August 10, 2010     Present superintendent's proposed state capital request to the
                                    board
                August 24, 2010     Board work session

               September 7, 2010    Board votes on superintendent’s proposed state capital request

                October 6, 2010     State request due to the State Interagency Committee for Public
                                    Construction (IAC)
               October 18, 2010     Public School Construction Program review meeting (MSDE)

              November 10, 2010 IAC issues recommendations for state request

               December 2, 2010     Appeal hearing to IAC for state request

              December 21, 2010     Superintendent presents county capital request to the board

               January 11, 2011     Board votes on superintendent’s proposed county capital request

               January 15, 2011     The county capital request is submitted to the Baltimore County
                                    Office of Budget and Finance and forwarded to the Office of
                                    Planning and Zoning
               January 19, 2011     Appeal hearing to the Board of Public Works (BPW) for state
                                    request

                 February 2011      Presentation to the Baltimore County Planning Board for county
                                    request
                   April 2011       The Baltimore County executive submits the board proposed county
                                    capital budget to the Baltimore County council
                April/May 2011      State legislature approves state capital budget

                April/May 2011      Area pre-budget meetings for FY2013 capital budget

                   May 2011         BPW approves state capital budget

                 May 25, 2011       Public hearing on FY2013 capital requests
                   May 2011         The county council adopts the FY2012 county capital budget
                  July 1, 2011      FY2012 funds available
                 July 12, 2011      Distribution of the FY2012 Budget Book


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 Revenue

 The FY2012 proposed operating budget continues to be based on BCPS’ Blueprint for Progress, Mary-
 land’s Bridge to Excellence in Public Schools Act, and the federal No Child Left Behind Act legislation.
 The budget plan is educationally focused and realistic, one that promotes BCPS’ mission “to provide a qual-
 ity education that develops the content knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enable all students to reach
 their maximum potential as responsible, life-long learners and productive citizens.” The superintendent of
 BCPS provides the leadership required to ensure continued success in improving the achievement of all stu-
 dents. This budget focuses on providing organizational stability and maintaining the high-quality services
 that our community has come to expect in a rapidly changing economic climate. This can be accomplished
 by creating a culture of high expectations among our workforce and investing in people whose leadership,
 dedication, and commitment to their professions most directly benefit our children.

 There are significant questions about the future of state and local funding support for education. The state
 is facing a $1.6 billion budget deficit on July 1, 2011, and has indicated that every program is subject to
 funding cuts. Between 2003 and 2008, the state embarked on a bold initiative to increase and equalize edu-
 cation funding across the state’s 24 school districts. This effort succeeded in placing Maryland’s K-12 pub-
 lic school system at the top of several national rankings. Since only a small portion of federal stimulus
 funds remain for FY2012, state aid to education may decrease and local school boards may also be required
 to assume a portion of state teacher pension fund costs and liabilities. Baltimore County government, along
 with most other county funding authorities, has signaled that local education authorities should expect no
 more than maintenance of effort funding at FY2011 levels. In light of these revenue limitations, the budget
 focuses on reduced spending while preserving and protecting all core programs and services outlined in the
 Blueprint for Progress. This budget will maintain quality instruction, safe and supportive learning environ-
 ments, and provide for students with disabilities, students in poverty, and students at greatest risk.

 General Fund

 General fund revenue is proposed to increase by $6.5 million (0.5%) over the FY2011 adjusted budget.
 State and local revenues increase primarily due to increased enrollment of 499 students as of September 30,
 2010. State revenue may also increase based on an inflation index of 0.8% used in foundation funding leg-
 islation. Federal stimulus funding declines by $8.7 million. Between FY2004 and FY2008, BCPS relied
 primarily on average annual growth of 14.5% in state revenues to design programs that positioned our stu-
 dents to pass the Maryland High School Assessments required for high school graduation beginning in
 2009. Ninety-nine percent of BCPS’ seniors who satisfied all other graduation requirements also met the
 High School Assessment graduation requirement. State education aid to BCPS has been supported by fed-
 eral stimulus funds in each of the past two years. Federal State Fiscal Stabilization Funds (SFSF) of $8.4
 million (FY2010) and $12.4 million (FY2011), issued under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
 (ARRA), were included in state foundation funding formulae. Education Jobs Fund resources of $142.9
 million will be used by the state to support foundation funding in FY2012 along with a $3.8 million alloca-
 tion directly to BCPS.

 The Baltimore County appropriation increases by $9.4 million, or 1.4%, over FY2011 funding levels. After
 adjusting for $6.1 million in one-time expenditures and increased enrollment, this amounts to




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         comparable to the years preceding the implementation of the Bridge to Excellence Act for increased
         state education funding. See Maintenance of Effort table on page 57.


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         Special Revenue Fund

         The special revenue fund will decrease by $6.8 million (-7.2%) to $87.7 million. Our two largest
         grants, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (pass-through) and Title I, which had
         been a primary focus of the ARRA, make up all of the decline. Federal stimulus funds that first be-
         came available in FY2010 will expire in the first quarter of FY2012. During FY2010 and FY2011,
         additional pass-through and Title I funds totaling $26.3 million and $16.4 million, respectively, were
         awarded to BCPS. Approximately $1.9 million of the remaining supplemental stimulus pass-
         through grant is included in the FY2012 budget. BCPS projects that all Title I stimulus funds will
         have been spent or encumbered by the end of FY2011. Allowable service rates for the Third Party
         Billing Program were lowered by the state in 2006 and again in 2007. Although further reimburse-
         ment reductions were contemplated in 2008 and 2009, none have yet been implemented. Given
         some stability in Third Party Billing program revenues over the past few years, BCPS has budgeted
         available funds of $3.5 million to support special education additional assistant expenditures, whose
         growth has outpaced almost every other budget item to achieve the goal of inclusive education.

         In February 2010, the state of Maryland required local education authorities throughout the state to
         expand the Infants and Toddlers Program to give every family the option of receiving year-round
         family services in their homes for students aged 3 to 5 years. Most of these service requirements
         were supported by a $1.8 million grant under ARRA Part C IDEA that will be fully expended before
         the end of the current year. MSDE has not provided any indication as to whether this un-funded
         mandate will remain in place, so funds of $1.6 million have been included in the general fund
         budget to provide related services and maintain regulatory compliance.


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                                        Executive Summary

         BCPS was a key participant in the state’s Race to the Top federal grant application this year.
         Maryland was awarded a total of $250 million, with half set aside for local school districts. BCPS
         was awarded $17.4 million, $6.3 million of which is planned for new initiatives in FY2012 that
         include curricula alignment with Common Core State Standards, implementation of longitudinal
         data systems to measure effective instruction, professional development for teachers and adminis-
         trators, and efforts to turn around our lowest achieving schools.

         The federal Safe and Drug Free Schools grant has been phased out, and the FY2012 budget in-
         cludes general funds to maintain a scaled back version of this program. The federal Title II Improv-
         ing Teacher Quality grant will increase by $300,000 (7.0%) over the FY2011 adjusted budget, and
         the federal Title III grant for English language learners increases $45,000 (6.4%), primarily due to
         increased program enrollment.

         Capital Projects Fund

         BCPS requested $78.8 million from the state of Maryland and $125.5 million from Baltimore
         County in capital funding for FY2012. A new George Washington Carver Center For Arts and
         Technology, with an estimated budget of $76.7 million and capacity of 1,000 students, is scheduled
         to open in 2012. The existing Carver school will be demolished. State funding of $6.5 million was
         approved in FY2011 for the new Dundalk High School and Sollers Point Technical High School
         project, and an additional $23.9 million is requested in FY2012. The schools will be built on the
         current Dundalk High School site. In addition, state funding has been requested for the limited
         renovation of Milford Mill Academy, and Parkville, and Hereford High Schools. State funding of
         $6.5 million and $7.0 million in additional county funding is requested for construction of a 300-
         seat addition and renovation of Hampton Elementary School.

         A renovation program began in FY1999 to modernize basic infrastructure at all schools. Renova-
         tions include upgrades of heating, electrical, and plumbing systems; replacement of windows, light-
         ing, and floors; installation of sprinkler systems; and Americans with Disabilities (ADA)-related
         improvements. Initial updating is complete at elementary schools. Currently, 21 middle schools
         have been completed, and 5 others are under renovation and nearing completion.

         Roof replacement projects have been requested for 10 schools at a cost of $6.9 million in state
         funding and $12.3 million in county funding. County funding of $17.6 million is requested for vari-
         ous site improvement projects at 41 schools.




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         Debt Service Fund

         Though BCPS has no authority to issue long-term debt, and, as such, has no contingent liability for
         long-term debt repayment, the debt service fund is included in this document as an information item.
         For FY2012, debt service payments are expected to increase from $32.3 million in FY2011 to $35.4
         million, a 9.5% increase.

         Enterprise Fund

         The enterprise fund is used to account for all financial activities of the food services program which
         is responsible for providing nutritious food for the students of Baltimore County Public Schools. In
         FY2009, meal prices were adjusted to reflect the impact of significantly higher costs for fuel, grain,
         and dairy products. These meal price adjustments were in line with BCPS’ long-range projections.
         Because of higher commodity prices, the fund returned an accounting loss in FY2008; however,
         moderating food and labor costs have significantly improved fund performance over the past two
         and one-half years. Sufficient cash reserves will permit the fund to continue operating as it is pres-
         ently structured with stable meal prices and equipment replacements as needed.

         The enterprise fund has been adversely affected by the current recession through decreased sales and
         increased participation in the free and reduced-price meals program. Severe winter weather may
         affect fruit and vegetable production in the southern U.S., and oil prices have also increased signifi-
         cantly. Both factors could affect the cost of food next year. Recent federal legislation to encourage
         modified school menus would cost far more to implement than is provided in incentives.




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   General Fund Category                                     FY11 Adj Budget                 FY12 Proposed                Difference         % Change
   Administration                                                34,167,390                    37,315,256                3,147,866               9.2%
   Mid-level Administration                                      86,710,668                    86,726,857                    16,189              0.0%
   Instructional Salaries & Wages                               460,783,852                   451,832,533               (8,951,319)             -1.9%
   Instructional Textbooks & Supplies                            24,138,239                    24,872,776                  734,537               3.0%
   Other Instructional Costs                                      7,990,663                     8,152,958                  162,295               2.0%
   Special Education                                            147,813,418                   154,242,165                6,428,747               4.3%
   Student Personnel Services                                     8,424,056                     8,559,690                  135,634               1.6%
   Health Services                                               13,945,505                    13,885,738                   (59,767)            -0.4%
   Student Transportation Services                               56,351,706                    57,118,910                  767,204               1.4%
   Operation of Plant                                            88,326,433                    89,199,707                  873,274               1.0%
   Maintenance of Plant                                          28,345,870                    27,343,700               (1,002,170)             -3.5%
   Fixed Charges                                                250,673,876                   254,889,438                4,215,562               1.7%
   Capital Outlay                                                 3,226,183                     3,217,723                     (8,460)           -0.3%
   Total                                                     $1,210,897,859                $1,217,357,451               $6,459,592               0.5%

                                                  FY12 General Fund Expenditures
                                                         $1,217,357,451


                                     Instructional Salaries & Wages
                                              $451,832,533                                                              Instructional Textbooks &
                                                 37.1%                                                                            Supplies
   Mid-level Administration                                                                                                   $24,872,776
         $86,726,857                                                                                                               2.0%
            7.1%

                                                                                                                              Other Instructional Costs
                                                                                                                                    $8,152,958
       Administration                                                                                                                   0.7%
        $37,315,256
                                                                                                                                          Special Education
           3.1%
                                                                                                                                           $154,242,165
                                                                                                                                               12.7%
       Capital Outlay
                                                                                                                        Student Personnel Services
        $3,217,723
                                                                                                                               $8,559,690
           0.3%
                                                                                                                                  0.7%
                                                    Maintenance of Plant
                          Fixed Charges                                               Student Transportation Services            Health Services
                                                       $27,343,700
                          $254,889,438                                                         $57,118,910                        $13,885,738
                                                           2.3%                                   4.7%
                             20.9%                                                                                                    1.1%
                                                                      Operation of Plant
                                                                        $89,199,707
                                                                           7.3%




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 Expenditures

 The FY2012 proposed budget includes no new programs. The recent economic challenges have touched the
 lives of virtually every family, community, and institution. School systems are facing critical variables as
 they develop operating plans for the future. Since 2000, the number of students who qualify for free and
 reduced meals in Baltimore County has nearly doubled and is now 42% of the student population. The
 number of homeless students increased from 314 in 2001 to nearly 1,500 last year. English Language
 Learners now number 3,862, up from 1,678 ten years ago. This year, nearly 800 more pre-kindergarten
 children will be served than in 2000 and the number of minority students exceeds 50% of the overall student
 population. BCPS exemplifies both diversity and excellence.

 Virtually every indicator substantiates that BCPS continues to improve in both student achievement and
 business operations. While many school systems have eliminated programs, laid off teachers, and fur-
 loughed employees, prudent fiscal management has allowed BCPS to provide stability. BCPS has protected
 all effective instructional programs, preserved student services, and prevented disruptions to staff. Balti-
 more County government and employee bargaining units reached an agreement in 2010 to redesign health
 care benefits with the goal of achieving lower long-term costs of coverage. This agreement also assures that
 eligible employees will advance on existing pay scales and that no layoffs or furloughs will occur through
 FY2012. The success of the Blueprint for Progress is ultimately based on the strength of the staff and the
 quality of their efforts.

 Initiatives

 The FY2012 proposed budget preserves and protects those core programs and services outlined in the Blue-
 print for Progress. Quality of instruction is the most important of these and is the heart of what BCPS does.
 The largest enrollment increase since 2007 is projected to require the addition of 77 teaching positions.
 BCPS is also working in concert with the Maryland State Department of Education and the federal Race to
 the Top (RTTP) education initiative to revise our K-12 Reading/Language Arts and mathematics curriculum
 to the Common Core State Standards. Ongoing STEM programs and virtual learning environments are fur-
 ther enhanced through our RTTP grant that will develop an online learning program, a virtual high school,
 and add content to the virtual learning arena at Chesapeake High School. Professional development for
 STEM teachers will also be supported by the RTTP grant. Summer school, evening high school, and alter-
 native education programs are all preserved in the proposed budget to continue BCPS’ strong support for at-
 risk students. All of the highly effective, results-oriented initiatives including AVID, Advance Path and the
 College Gateway Partnership remain fully intact.

 Special education and Title I services will continue to meet increased student needs and comply with regu-
 latory mandates. Additional state requirements will go into effect on July 1, 2011, for our Allied Sports Pro-
 gram and BCPS has added a position to meet these requirements. The program provides three seasons of
 athletic activity to each student of every ability level. Extended year programs and instructional coaching
 will be revised accordingly.

 Safe and supportive learning environments are also protected in this proposed budget. The full range of bus
 transportation will continue. An aggressive school maintenance program will maintain BCPS’ current high
 standards of cleanliness and functionality and the Safe and Drug Free Schools program will be scaled back
 and preserved. Startup costs for the new George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology are

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 provided to prepare for the school’s scheduled opening in FY2013. BCPS’ recent ISO 9001 certification
 will require annual updates included in this operating plan, and contractual obligations require funding for
 the addition of a Grade 7 at the charter school.

 This budget recommends only a slight increase in total funding over last year. The need for additional re-
 sources is primarily driven by increased enrollment of 499 students in FY2011 and a projected increase of
 864 additional students by next fall for the 2011-2012 school year. Enforcing strict measures has been
 necessary to offset increased salary and benefits costs of $19.2 million, the loss of $19.4 million in federal
 stimulus revenue, and increased costs of compliance with state and federal mandates ($1.75 million).
 While all of the core programs have been preserved, operational adjustments will be necessary.

 Compensation and benefits make up approximately 85% of the general fund budget. The only way to man-
 age the significant variables listed above is to adjust compensation within the parameters of the policy of no
 furloughs and no layoffs while providing for eligible advancement within existing salary scales. Each year,
 hundreds of teaching vacancies occur through normal retirements and attrition. The FY2012 proposed
 budget will freeze 196.6 of these anticipated vacancies and make offsetting adjustments to classroom staff-
 ing allocations for the positions that will go unfilled. The adjusted school staffing allocation ratios are sum-
 marized below and listed on pages 99-101 of this document. Notwithstanding class size adjustments, it will
 be necessary to hire 77 additional teachers to accommodate increased enrollment and approximately 200
 more teachers to fill projected vacancies.

 •   Elementary level school classes will increase by 1 student per class in all Grades 3-5 with a very slight
     reduction of art, music, and physical education teachers in schools with enrollment over 325 students.
 •   Middle school class sizes will increase by 1 student per class in all Grades 6-8.
 •   High school class sizes will increase by 2 students per class in all Grades 9-12. High schools with
     fewer than 1,000 students will increase by 1 student per class in all Grades 9-12. High schools will be
     allocated one librarian instead of two.
 •   Inclusive special education classrooms in all grades and schools will increase by 1 student per class.
 •   Special schools and schools in every level of school improvement status will maintain current FY2011
     staffing allocations.

 Additionally, extended year employment (EYE) will be reduced approximately 10% below already reduced
 FY2011 levels. Funding for non-negotiated extra duty assignments (EDA) must continue to come from
 school budgets as has begun this year. Lastly, the availability of responsibility factors (RF) for department
 chairs and team leaders will be standardized and distributed equally among all secondary schools. All
 school and central office budgets have been reduced 5% below FY2011 levels. All administrative vacan-
 cies will continue to be placed on automatic hold pending review by the superintendent. Summer school
 will begin the first full week after the Fourth of July holiday, effectively eliminating four days from the
 schedule. Classroom preparation time for teachers will be reduced from 4 to 2 hours. The most significant
 impact of this scheduling change will be the elimination of original 1-credit classes for high school stu-
 dents. High school students may still earn original 0.5 credits in appropriate subjects.

 Built-in Requests

 An important part of the management strategy for administrative expenses in FY2012 has been to avoid or
 absorb all increased built-in costs. This approach has been extremely successful. Built-in costs for FY2012

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 total $313.9 million and decline by $405,000 from the FY2011 budget. These expenditures make up the
 most significant portion of the budget after salaries. Many of these costs vary with market conditions,
 multi-year government contracts, and even the weather. Health care makes up most non-discretionary
 charges, and increases have been limited to approximately $4 million, or 2.3%, based on projected savings
 from renegotiated provider contracts and union agreements. The local share of non-public placement costs
 are projected to decrease $2 million from the FY2011 budget based on historical trends, allowing BCPS to
 offset the loss of $1.9 million in ARRA Part B pass-through stimulus funds. Special education enrollment
 has not increased significantly and more students are being accommodated in self-contained or inclusive
 classrooms. Transportation costs are projected to remain constant. Private bus operator contracts are in-
 dexed to the Internal Revenue Service mileage reimbursement rate. Although the rate rose from $0.50 on
 January 1, 2010, to $0.51 on January 1, 2011, other contract provisions are being renegotiated and these
 costs are projected to decline by $273,000. Title I transfer option costs will be less than projected last year,
 and scheduled lease purchase replacements of buses and trucks will increase by $735,000. Combined util-
 ity costs are also expected to decrease by $171,000. The state’s Aging School Program is expected to de-
 cline by $149,000 from FY2011. Social Security and Medicare employer contributions decrease slightly by
 $274,000 as a result of implementing adjusted school staffing allocation ratios.

 One-time Requests

 A total of $6.1 million in one-time requests has been developed to support the fundamentals, including
 technology infrastructure and instructional materials for students. Wireless access in schools expands the
 reach of our library and curriculum content which is increasingly delivered electronically through the BCPS
 network and the Internet. Expanding this access ($1.6 million) is more cost-effective than hard-wired net-
 works and facilitates the use of laptops and hand-held devices. In order to support the technology infra-
 structure upon which the curriculum, instruction, and business services are based, BCPS will replace 28
 middle school file servers ($414,000) that have reached the end of their useful lives. It is also important to
 continue relocating the data center from leased space to a jointly-owned county/BCPS facility. An updated
 facility is needed with adequate power, fire suppression, air conditioning, and security systems. Core
 equipment for the new facility will cost $825,000. Personal computer replacements, library book replace-
 ments, and instructional materials were all reduced below their baseline amounts to meet budget guidelines.
 It is important to keep these replacement programs current if BCPS is to avoid falling behind long standing
 replacement schedules and face substantial future costs to catch up to state standards. Start-up costs for the
 new George Washington Carver Center include instructional materials for the expanded enrollment that will
 increase from 764 to 1,000 students in the new facility. A more precise estimate should be available for
 consideration in the future. A pilot program is proposed for providing central digital cable television access
 through the IP network to deliver education content to schools through electronic projectors. The proposal
 will eliminate the need to replace expensive and unwieldy televisions and will accommodate up to 1,000
 users at any one time. The scheduled maintenance program includes replacement of aging step ladders.

 Redirected Funding
 BCPS enrollment declined steadily between 2003 and 2008. During this period, the Baltimore County ex-
 ecutive and county council allowed the school system to retain teaching positions and reallocate them to
 support existing instructional programs as well as new initiatives. Enrollment increased by 499 students in
 FY2011 and is projected to increase by an additional 864 students in FY2012. Seventy-seven (77.0) teach-
 ing positions will be required to accommodate current and projected enrollment at an additional cost of $3.1

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 million. These costs will be redirected from adjustments to school staffing allocation ratios outlined on
 page 99. In order to meet established budget guidelines to reduce most expenditures by 5%, administra-
 tive and curricular offices have redirected their resources to focus on the highest priorities. The Depart-
 ment of Technology has redirected $1 million to fund software maintenance and increasing software li-
 censing costs. It is also important to note that BCPS will support schools entering school improvement by
 redirecting resources from schools that are emerging from restructuring.

 On going Revolving Funds
 On going accounts have been established to maintain and upgrade the inventories of critical instructional
 materials. To replace low-capacity student computers with high-capacity units, $3.0 million was avail-
 able for maintaining a student-to-computer ratio of 3.5 to 1 or better. This fund was reduced to $2 million
 in FY2011 and will decline to $1.3 million next year. In FY2001, an on going revolving fund was estab-
 lished to replace and update library books and media in all schools. This account will be reduced from
 $1.3 million to $850,000 in FY2012. A similar fund to replace instructional materials was reduced from
 $2.0 million to $1 million last year. One-time requests have been included in the FY2012 budget to bring
 these accounts closer to previous levels. No changes are planned for the musical instrument replacement
 and repair fund allocation of $300,000 or to replacement funds for two double relocatable classrooms per
 year ($225,000).

 Budget Process

 The proposed FY2012 general fund budget of $1.2 billion was developed in the following manner within
 published schedules (see pages 11 and 12). This was accomplished for FY2012 based on projected state
 and local funding at or near FY2011 levels.
        • FY2011 adjusted budget forms the FY2012 baseline budget
        • Redirect resources within the baseline amount according to revised priorities
        • Adjust funding for built-in operating costs
        • Add funding for salary increments, reclassifications, and selected salary scale adjustments
        • Adjust funding for initiatives aimed at improving student achievement

 The Blueprint for Progress, the school system’s framework for developing its five-year Master Plan,
 serves as the foundation for development of the budget, ensuring that all budget proposals align with the
 system’s goals. In formulating the proposed operating budget, BCPS first seeks input from all stake-
 holders through community meetings in the five geographic areas, and public hearings conducted by the
 Board of Education of Baltimore County.

 The superintendent’s initial budget proposal allocates resources to best achieve the goals set forth in the
 Blueprint for Progress. The Board of Education holds a public hearing before conducting a work session
 and considering amendments to the superintendent’s proposal. Thereafter, the board endorses a budget to
 be forwarded to the county executive as prescribed by state law. The county executive’s staff reviews and
 amends the board’s budget before making a recommendation to the county council, which conducts fur-
 ther review before taking final action to adopt a budget.




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    Development of the capital budget proceeds on a parallel track so that it can be incorporated into the
    operating budget. Capital projects approved by the board are first submitted to the Interagency Com-
    mittee (IAC) of the State Public School Construction Program to request partial state funding according
    to IAC criteria. Appeals are heard by the State Board of Public Works before a final decision is made
    in conjunction with an approval of the state’s operating and capital budget in the spring. A separate re-
    quest, that includes some of the projects eligible for partial state funding, is submitted by the board to
    the county government for the largest portion of capital funds and includes many projects not eligible
    for state funding. After review by the Baltimore County Office of Planning and Zoning and the County
    Planning Board, the county council adopts a capital budget that is incorporated with the operating
    budget adopted in May.

    Enrollment

    Enrollment increased by 499 in FY2011, exceeding projections by 319. Another increase of 864 stu-
    dents is projected in FY2012 using the cohort survival method prescribed by state regulation. FY2012
    is projected to be the third consecutive year of increased enrollment. State law requires local govern-
    ments to provide a minimum level of funding based on enrollment increases. Baltimore County has his-
    torically provided revenue in excess of the minimum although FY2012 local funding support will
    likely be at or near maintenance of effort based on early indications from county officials. Under cur-
    rent economic conditions, state, local and federal aid to education may decline regardless of increasing
    enrollment, resulting in significant changes to the nature and range of services and programs offered.
    BCPS’ multi-year budget forecast will be revised based on ten-year enrollment projections and new as-
    sumptions about local funding relative to maintenance of effort. State law may be changed to expand
    the waiver of maintenance of effort requirements in the current session of the general assembly.


                                                                          Student Enrollment
                                                                           FY2007 - FY2012

                                                60,000

                                                50,000
                          N umber of Students




                                                40,000

                                                30,000

                                                20,000

                                                10,000

                                                    0
                                                         2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
                                                           Actual    Actual    Actual    Actual    Actual   Projected


                                                                  Elementary   Middle    High   Other




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    Personnel Resources

    Regular education teachers are allocated based on class sizes of 21.9 students in grades K-2, 24.9
    students in Grades 3-5, 27.6 students in middle schools, and 29.0 students in most high schools. Special
    area teachers (art, music, and physical education), counselors, librarians, and nurses are assigned based
    on faculty and school sizes. Curricular and development programs such as music, alternative education,
    career and technology education, and mentoring are centrally administered, and these teachers are as-
    signed by the managing department. The number of special education teachers is ratio driven, based
    upon student placements in inclusive or self-contained classrooms, and the number of students requiring
    communication, behavior, and adapted functional learning support. The special education office as-
    signs staff based on the Individualized Education Plan for each student. Administrative and profes-
    sional positions are only added to the general fund budget if authorized by the superintendent and spe-
    cifically funded and approved by county government as part of the operating budget. Administrative,
    instructional, and professional positions approved in a grant award may be added to the special revenue
    fund with the approval of the superintendent.


  Full-time Equivalent Positions (FTEs)        FY08 Actual     FY09 Actual   FY10 Actual   FY11 Adj Budget   FY12 Proposed

      General Fund                                 13,047.6       13,103.6      13,044.2          13,053.8         13,062.9
      Special Revenue Fund                            899.4          736.7         903.7             915.7            715.7
      Enterprise Fund                                 625.9          626.9         589.2             584.1            568.9
  Total Number of Positions                        14,572.9       14,467.2      14,537.1          14,553.6         14,347.5


                                                      General Fund
                                                   FY12 Proposed FTEs
                                                         13,062.9

                                  Business Services/                           Other Business
                                      Facilities                                  Services
                                       1,407.3                                     285.6
               Business Services/
                Transportation
                    1,136.0


            Board of Education &
              Superintendent
                   320.1
                                                                                                        Schools &
                                    Curriculum &
                                                                                                      Charter School
                                     Instruction
                                                                                                         9,502.9
                                        411.0




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    Budget Forecast

    The general fund forecast projects that revenues and expenditures can be balanced while maintaining
    fund balance. The projection is based on assumptions that reflect historical experience over the past ten
    years and the most current information that BCPS has about the next four years. Local revenue will
    likely be funded at or near the Maintenance of Effort, and state revenues will be very limited until
    national economic growth resumes. Employee compensation is projected within the limitations of
    existing pay scales, without cost of living adjustments, and the funding of advancement through these
    scales will be evaluated on a year-to-year-basis, also according to economic growth. The growth in
    benefit costs will outpace all other expenditure categories. The use of federal stimulus funds is
    projected to expire in the first quarter of FY2012 under the ARRA.

    BCPS has no authority to levy taxes and is totally fiscally dependent on contributions and grants from
    county, state, and federal government for its operating resources. General fund balances revert to the
    county at year-end and may only be re-appropriated in subsequent fiscal years with county government
    approval. General fund balance, therefore, is not a reliable source of revenue and does not figure
    prominently into BCPS’ long-term financial plan. County government increased the use of fund bal-
    ance in FY2011 by $13 million to $16 million, as compared to $3 million in the FY2009 budget. Future
    use of fund balance is not sustainable at this level and is forecasted to decline significantly in FY2012 to
    $6 million and lower in future years.

    Special revenue fund activities are primarily grant reimbursements; therefore, expenditures closely
    match revenues. The projection incorporates the loss of federal stimulus funds that were disbursed
    through the Title I and IDEA grants. Only a small amount of IDEA stimulus and Education Jobs Fund
    resources remain in FY2012. Maryland and BCPS have been awarded RTTP funds of $17.4 million
    over four years and it is assumed that in the future, more such federal aid will be awarded on a
    competitive basis with highly specific targeted outcomes that may or may not coincide with local
    requirements. The special revenue fund balance is entirely related to the Third Party Billing Program
    and is exclusively used to pay for special education services according to program guidelines. Any fund
    balance is typically the result of timing of expenditures.

    The capital projects and debt service funds projections simply reflect planned spending of state and
    county funds as set forth in the five-year program. Legal appropriations are made only for the current
    fiscal year so the level of anticipated activity does not necessarily translate into future appropriations.

    The capital project fund is included in the school system’s general ledger; however, net assets consist of
    land and improvements. Such assets are not liquid nor available for future spending or liquidation of
    liabilities. The total cost of construction projects is encumbered when the construction contract is
    awarded, and revenue is recognized as expenditures are incurred. These expenditures are reimbursed
    monthly by county government and, therefore, the capital projects fund typically has no working fund
    balance. The state portion of capital funds is paid directly by the state.

    BCPS has no authority to issue debt, so the debt service fund is included only for information purposes.




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                                        Executive Summary
  Performance Goals and Indicators

  Maryland’s public schools were ranked first in the nation based on student performance and education policies by
  Education Week, a leading education journal. Per pupil spending in Maryland for FY2007 was $11,398. BCPS,
  the state’s third largest school system, spent $11,038 per pupil in FY2007.

  The Blueprint for Progress, the superintendent’s plan for improving student achievement, includes a comprehen-
  sive list of indicators used to measure the school system’s performance. The following information highlights
  several key indicators that demonstrate performance achieved during FY2008. The Report on Results systemati-
  cally examines each performance indicator against measurable criteria to determine the degree of progress
  achieved for each school year. A brief summary of the highlights of the Report on Results and opportunities for
  growth follows.

  SUMMARY OF RESULTS

  Goal 1 - By 2012, all students will reach high standards, as established by the Baltimore County
  Public Schools and state performance level standards, in English/reading/writing, mathematics,
  science, and social studies.

  Significant improvements in student performance on the Maryland School Assessments (MSA) have been
  achieved. Elementary and middle school reading and mathematics MSA scores have risen to their highest levels
  in five years.

  At the elementary school level, the percentage of all student subgroups achieving proficient or advanced on the
  reading and mathematics MSA reached the highest levels in five years, with the exception of the Hispanic student
  subgroup on the reading MSA, ELL on the reading and mathematics MSA, and students receiving special
  education services on the mathematics MSA.

  The percentage of all student subgroups at the middle school level achieving proficient or advanced on the
  reading and mathematics MSA reached the highest levels since 2004-2005, with the exception of ELL on reading
  MSA and the American Indian student subgroup on the mathematics MSA. The American Indian and gifted and
  talented students subgroups performed at the same level on the reading MSA in 2008-2009 as in 2007-2008,
  which was the highest level since 2004-2005.

  In 2008-2009, the percentage of every student subgroup achieving proficient or advanced on the English and Al-
  gebra/data analysis MSA increased since 2007-2008.

  The percentage of students taking both reading and mathematics Alt-MSA and scoring proficient continued to
  score above the state standard of 70.0%. In 2008-2009, 88.1% of students taking the reading Alt-MSA scored in
  the proficient or advanced category; and 80.2% scored in the proficient or advanced category in mathematics in
  2008-2009.




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                                         Executive Summary
 Performance Goals and Indicators (continued)

 Grade 9 Algebra/Data Analysis
 The percentage of students passing the Algebra/data analysis (HSA) by the end of Grade 9 in 2008-2009 was
 71.2%, the highest level since 2004-2005. All student groups showed improvement in performance since 2004-
 2005.

 Fine Arts Credit
 In 2008-2009, 92.3% of students earned at least one fine arts credit by the end of Grade 12.

 High School Assessment (HSA)
 Significant improvements in student performance on the Maryland (HSA) have been achieved. The students in the
 class of 2009 at the end of Grade 12 achieved the highest pass rates on the Algebra/data analysis HSA (88.2%) and
 government HSA (92.9%), as compared to the pass rates at the end of Grade 9; and higher on the biology HSA
 (85.2%) and English HSA (85.9%), as compared to the pass rates at the end of Grade 10.

 For the class of 2010 at the end of Grade 11, the percentage of students passing the Algebra/data analysis HSA
 (84.8%) and Government HSA (88.1%) was higher than the pass rates at the end of Grade 9; and higher on the biol-
 ogy HSA (80.4%) and English HSA (79.8%), as compared to the pass rates at the end of Grade 10.

 The percentage of students in the class of 2011 at the end of Grade 10 achieved higher pass rates on the Algebra/
 data analysis HSA (76.9%) and government HSA (77.7%), as compared to the pass rates at the end of Grade 9.

 Advanced Placement
 Advanced Placement (AP) participation has continued to increase from 10.2% in 2004-2005 to 14.2% in 2008-2009,
 the highest level in five years. During this period of dramatic increase in participation, pass rates remained above
 the College Board’s global pass rate of 58.9%.

 Preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test (PSAT)
 The rate of Grade 10 student participation in the (PSAT) was 84.5% in 2008-2009. From 2004-2005 to 2008-2009,
 the PSAT participation rate increased by 47.0 percentage points for ELL. During the same period, participation
 rates for students receiving special education services remained the same, while participation rates decreased for
 students receiving free and reduced price meal services and for students enrolled in gifted and talented programs.

 Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT)
 For the class of 2009, 62.5% of the BCPS high schools met or exceeded the national (SAT) participation rate as
 compared with 56.5% for the class of 2005, an increase of 6.0 percentage points. In 2008-2009, the SAT combined
 scores increased by 11.0 points from the previous year.




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                                         Executive Summary
 Performance Goals and Indicators (continued)

 Goal 2 - By 2012, all English language learners will become proficient in English and reach high
 academic standards in English/reading/writing, mathematics, science, and social studies.

 The rate of English language learners (ELL) achieving proficiency on the reading MSA was 57.7% in 2008-2009,
 9.9 percentage points higher than the rate in 2004-2005. This rate includes students who received ESOL (English
 for Speakers of Other Languages) services for 1 to 3 years.

 Goal 3 - By 2005-2006, all students will be taught by highly qualified teachers.

 Since 2004-2005, the percentage of highly qualified teachers increased from 87.0% to 96.4% in 2008-2009, and the
 percentage of highly qualified paraprofessionals increased from 80.5% to 96.0% during the same time. The
 percentage of highly qualified middle school mathematics teachers increased from 79.4% in 2004-2005 to 98.9% in
 2008-2009. The percentage of newly hired highly qualified teachers in Title I schools was 84.2% in 2004-2005 and
 increased to 100% in 2008-2009 thereby meeting the state standard of 100%.

 Goal 4 - All students will be educated in school environments that are safe and conducive to learning.

 All schools were represented at the Safe Schools Conference and had an emergency plan and security measures in
 place during the 2008-2009 school year. Of the stakeholders surveyed, 79.3% reported satisfaction with academics,
 77.2% reported satisfaction with a safe and orderly environment, and 74.9% reported satisfaction with the level of
 parent/guardian involvement.

 Goal 5 - All students will graduate from high school.

 The 2008-2009 systemwide high school graduation rate of 83.7% was 1.8 percentage points below the Annual
 Measureable Objective (AMO) of 85.5%. In 2008-2009, larger percentages of students in the American Indian
 (75.0%), Asian (93.0%), African American (82.0%), White (85.0%), and Hispanic (83.0%) subgroups graduated
 from high school as compared to the previous year with the Asian student subgroup exceeding the AMO of 85.5%.
 The 2008-2009 systemwide dropout rate improved to a rate of 3.7%, 0.7 percentage points higher than the state stan-
 dard of 3.0%. Among the racial/ethnic subgroups, fewer students in the Hispanic subgroup (3.0%) dropped out of
 high school in 2008-2009, the lowest rate in five years.

 Goal 6 - Engage parents/guardians, business, and community members in the educational process.

 One hundred percent of schools increased parent/guardian attendance at school-based events and increased the num-
 ber of students, parent/guardian, and teacher conferences in 2008-2009.

 Goal 7 - Involve principals, teachers, staff, stakeholders, and parents/guardians in the decision making
 process.

 During the 2008-2009 school year, 100% of schools utilized school level data to develop a local results report based
 upon an analysis of student achievement and other data.




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                                         Executive Summary
 Performance Goals and Indicators (continued)


 Goal 8 - All students will receive a quality education through the efficient and effective use of resources
 and the delivery of business services.

 BCPS continued to effectively and efficiently use resources and deliver business services to ensure that all students
 received a quality education. In 2008-2009, teachers, administrators, and clerical staff had access to at least one
 computer; and the ratio of students to computers was 3.4 to 1.

 BCPS standards were exceeded in many of the business service areas during the 2008-2009 school year. Enrollment
 projections were 99.7% accurate, exceeding the BCPS standard of 99.0%; the percentage of buses arriving on time
 was 96.7%, exceeding the BCPS standard of 90.0%, and the Wide Area Network (WAN), Enterprise Systems (ES),
 and telephone systems operated effectively 99.9% of the time, exceeding the BCPS standard of 98.0%. The number
 of qualified applications in the system’s pool of principals (37) and assistant principals (83) exceeded the minimum
 requirements of 20 and 45, respectively. There were 10 EEO complaints in 2008-2009, the lowest in 5 years.

 In 2008-2009, 95.7% of the student bus riders had daily total ride times of fewer than 3 hours, an increase of 1.8
 percentage points since 2004-2005. The employee attendance rate for 2008-2009 was 95.6%. Nearly 100% of
 teacher and instructional assistant positions were filled one week after the opening day of school.

 OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH

 As the Report on Results indicates, the Blueprint for Progress has served BCPS and its constituents well by
 providing a framework for continuously increasing student achievement. Although much progress has been made
 since the inception of the Blueprint, the following priorities will be the focus for the upcoming school year:

 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

 •   Supporting a curriculum management plan that infuses more rigor in standard courses and improves the
     achievement of all students.
 •   Developing and implementing a language arts curriculum with a strong writing component that includes gram-
     mar and mechanics.
 •   Intensifying AIM (Articulated Instruction Module), a tool to enhance alignment and to facilitate communication
     among teachers, parents/guardians, and students about what students will be taught and expected to learn.
 •   Focusing on providing acceleration programs and interventions that will move all students toward proficient/
     advanced in reading/writing, mathematics, and science on the MSA.
 •   Identifying and applying strategies that focus on the gaps in performance among student subgroups.
 •   Implementing a curriculum that is aligned with the State Curriculum (SC) and Core Learning Goals (CLG) to
     ensure that all students are successful on the MSA, HSA, SAT, and AP courses.
 •   Promoting Education That is Multicultural strategies that include addressing learning styles and students’ cul-
     tural and linguistic diversity; enhancing opportunities for parent/guardian and community involvement; replac-
     ing tutors of English language learners with certified teachers; supporting programs to assist teachers and para-
     professionals to become highly qualified; and providing alternative and intervention programs to address accel-
     eration, transition, and other student needs.
 .


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 Performance Goals and Indicators (continued)

 •   Implementing Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) and other programs to prepare more students
     to be college ready.
 •   Revamping the algebra curriculum to ensure that all students have access, including students receiving special
     education services; refining the alignment of the English/language arts curriculum to the SC and CLG, including
     emphasis on reading and writing; and continuing early intervention, including prekindergarten.

 HUMAN RESOURCES

 •   Improving structures and systems designed to ensure that BCPS recruits, hires, and retains well-qualified and
     effective staff members.
 •   Restructuring the Department of Human Resources into a strategic management model.

 COMMUNICATIONS

 •   Expanding efforts to attract local and national media and public attention to build relationships with the media
     and key communicators and to increase outreach to elected officials.
 •   Upgrading the Web site and improving its navigation to better reflect and communicate the school system’s pro-
     gress.

 ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT

 •   Establishing priorities based on a clear vision that is defined in the Blueprint for Progress.
 •   Nurturing and cultivating leadership skills at all levels of the organization to develop future leaders.
 •   Enhancing a curriculum and instructional culture to better support underperforming schools by sharing best
     practices proven to raise student achievement.
 •   Strengthening management practices that support educational excellence including the development and expan-
     sion of long-term plans for technology and information systems.
 •   Improving accountability through staff performance reviews.

 Additional information about the Blueprint for Progress strategies and activities being implemented to address the
 aforementioned opportunities for growth is available in the 2009-2010 Master Plan.

 Baltimore County Public Schools is committed to continuing the implementation of the Blueprint for Progress and
 Master Plan. BCPS students are the future and are performing at the highest levels in the history of the school sys-
 tem. As a result, standards will continue to be raised, achievement will continue to improve, and progress will con-
 tinue to be made.




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                                         Proposed Budget by Performance Goals
                              Program Description                              FTE          Salary    Non-Salary          TOTAL

   Performance Goal 1
  Special education teacher for Allied Sports program                          1.0         60,120                           60,120
  Infants and Toddlers IFSP mandate ages 3-5                                                          1,600,000         1,600,000
  Enrollment increase                                                         77.0      3,114,636                       3,114,636
  Imagine Discovery Charter School - Add funding for Grade 7                   8.6        674,979       (161,079)         513,900
  School Budgets - 5% decrease in non-salary per pupil allotment                                        (832,846)        (832,846)
  School staffing allocation ratios increase                                 (273.6) (15,809,952)                    (15,809,952)
  Summer School program                                                                 (412,156)                        (412,156)
  Non-negotiated Extra Duty Activities program                                          (400,000)                        (400,000)
  Mathematics calculators                                                                                 (49,000)         (49,000)
  Library book replacement program                                                                      (450,000)        (450,000)
  Curriculum writing program                                                             (400,000)        (75,000)       (475,000)
  College Access program                                                                                  (95,000)         (95,000)
  Special Education instructional assistants                                 193.6       4,967,404                      4,967,404
  Special Education additional assistants                                               (3,200,000)                    (3,200,000)
  Special Education interpreters                                               2.0          78,712                          78,712
  Subtotal, Performance Goal 1                                                 8.6     (11,326,257)      (62,925)    (11,389,182)

   Performance Goal 3
  Salary increments per FY2011 bargaining unit agreements                              15,128,328                    15,128,328
  Benefit costs - Eligible employees and retirees                                                     4,215,562        4,215,562
  Recruitment bonuses and relocation stipends                                          (1,166,000)      175,000         (991,000)
  School based responsibility factors                                                    (814,966)                      (814,966)
  Extended Year Employment program                                                     (1,634,000)                    (1,634,000)
  Subtotal, Performance Goal 3                                                         11,513,362     4,390,562      15,903,924

   Performance Goal 4
  Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools                                         1.5         89,647                         89,647
  Furniture replacement program                                                                         (100,000)       (100,000)
  Energy conservation initiatives                                                                       (100,000)       (100,000)
  Subtotal, Performance Goal 4                                                 1.5         89,647       (200,000)       (110,353)

   Performance Goal 8
  Office based budgets - 5% reduction                                                                 (1,800,000)     (1,800,000)
  IT data center second shift position                                         (1.0)       (47,690)                       (47,690)
  Subtotal, Performance Goal 8                                                 (1.0)       (47,690)   (1,800,000)     (1,847,690)

   Redirected Funds
  Contract services for technology programs                                                              485,584         485,584
  Technology software licenses                                                                           558,951         558,951
  Telecommunications fees                                                                               (310,360)       (310,360)
  Scanners for school based testing                                                                     (107,000)       (107,000)
  Personal Computer replacement fund for schools                                                        (707,563)       (707,563)
  Special Education non-public placement                                                              (2,131,544)     (2,131,544)
  Special Education related services                                                                   2,131,544       2,131,544
  Subtotal, Redirected funds                                                                   -         (80,388)        (80,388)




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                                                Executive Summary
                                          Proposed Budget by Performance Goals
                               Program Description                            FTE      Salary   Non-Salary       TOTAL

   One-time requests
  George Washington Carver Center start-up costs                                                1,000,000     1,000,000
  Library book replacement program                                                                450,000       450,000
  Personal Computer replacement program                                                           707,563       707,563
  Instructional Materials                                                                       1,000,000     1,000,000
  Technology Infrastructure - Core equipment for new data center                                  825,410       825,410
  Technology Infrastructure - File server replacements in 28 middle schools                       413,721       413,721
  Technology Infrastructure - Wireless access points in schools                                 1,598,000     1,598,000
  Technology Infrastructure - 20 channel cable TV video delivery to schools                        55,540        55,540
  Operation of Plant - Step ladder replacement program                                             69,600        69,600
  Subtotal, One-time requests                                                            -      6,119,834     6,119,834

  Subtotal, Built-in and other requests                                                  -        (294,076)    (294,076)

  Total Request                                                               9.1    229,062    8,073,007     8,302,069




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          Baltimore County Public Schools Organization Chart




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                  Baltimore County Public Schools at a Glance
   Profile of the Baltimore County Public Schools
   Baltimore County Public Schools is the third largest school system in              of the organization, the Board of Education of Baltimore County,
   Maryland and ranks as the twenty-seventh largest school system in the              superintendent, and five assistant superintendents of schools provide
   United States. The students will be served in 173 schools and centers,             leadership and support to the schools, with the ultimate goal of
   168 of which have their own operating budgets for non-salary                       improving student achievement for all students.
   expenditures. These include 106 elementary schools, 1 elementary/                  Baltimore County Public Schools have approximately 17,570
   middle school, 27 middle schools, 1 alternative middle school center,              employees, including 8,956 teachers, making them one of the largest
   24 high schools, 2 alternative high schools and programs, 3 alternative            employers in the region. Baltimore County Public Schools offers a
   middle/high school centers, and 4 special education schools. Baltimore             variety of services and programs. Counselors are available at every
   County Public Schools’ staff maintains nearly 15.5 million square feet             school, as are nurses, psychologists, and pupil personnel workers. Free
   of building space and over 3,700 acres of playing fields, sidewalks,               and reduced and regular priced breakfasts and lunches can be
   and parking lots. When not in use for the education of children,                   purchased daily. Baltimore County Public Schools will serve over 11
   schools are used for a variety of adult education programs, for county             million nutritious meals in school cafeterias this year and log nearly 14
   recreational programs, and by civic and community groups.                          million miles transporting students in a fleet of 852 buses.
   The county covers 610 square miles in the north central part of the     An extensive special education program places students with special
   state and combines urban, suburban, and rural regions with vast         needs in the least restrictive environment. Twenty-five magnet schools
   farmland and waterfront areas. The projected student population of      offer our students greater curricular choices. There is one alternative
   105,195 reflect this diversity. More than 75% of high school            middle school center, two alternative high school programs and
   graduates continue their education at two or four-year colleges and     centers, and three middle/high school centers, which provide
   universities or at trade or business schools.                           supportive environments for students whose behavior is interfering with
                                                                           their ability to be successful in a regular school setting. Technology
   Baltimore County Public Schools is organized using the “Service for the education programs, programs for the gifted and talented, and
   Schools” model. Services are provided to each office by the divisions programs for English Language Learners are also available.
   of Curriculum and Instruction and Business Services. To meet the goals


                                                             SERVICE FOR THE SCHOOLS
                                                                    BOARD OF EDUCATION

                                                                      SUPERINTENDENT


                                                  S                                                          S
                                                  E                                                          E
                                                  R                                                          R
                                                  V   Curriculum                                  Business   V
                                                  I       and               Principals            Services   I
                                                  C   Instruction                                            C
                                                  E                                                          E

                                                                      FIVE ASSISTANT SUPER-
                                                                    INTENDENTS OF SCHOOLS


                                                              RESULTS - STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT


   Baltimore County, Maryland                                                            Baltimore County Schools
                                                                                            Compared to all counties of Maryland and Baltimore City in 2009, the
   • Baltimore-Towson ranked #2 Best Public Education System among                       school system ranked:
         metro areas with more than 250,000 students.
                                                                                               • Third largest school system in Maryland by population.
   • In 2010, Baltimore County Public Schools received
        approximately 56.0% of their General Fund revenues                                    •    Third largest number of full time equivalent staff in Maryland.
        from the Baltimore County Government.                                                 •    Eleventh highest average salaries for instructional positions
   • Public school education funding makes up 43.5% of the county’s gen-                           in public schools in Maryland.
         eral fund budget.                                                                    •    Fourteenth highest beginning salary for ten-month teachers
   • 40.8% of population over the age of 25 has an associates degree or                            in public schools.
         beyond.                                                                              •    Third highest recipient unit for receiving major state aid
   • Median household income of $63,128 and median housing unit value of                           programs for Maryland public schools.
         $271,500.                                                                            •    Thirteenth highest in the calculation of cost per pupil spending
                                                                                                   in Maryland.
                                                                                              •    Third in total Title I allocations.
                                                                                              •   Fourth in number of students receiving Special Education
                                                                                                  Services.
                                                                                              • Fourth in total number of Career & Technology Education
                                                                                                  Programs.
                                                                                              • Fourth in number of school library media centers in Maryland.
                                                                                              Compiled from Maryland Department of Education, “The Fact Book
                                                                                              2008-2009”

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                 Baltimore County Public Schools at a Glance
       Baltimore County Public Schools at a Glance - FY2011               Baltimore County Public Schools at a Glance - FY2012
  Enrollment as of 9/30/10                             104,331      Projected Enrollment                                    105,195
  FY2011 Adopted General Fund                                       FY2012 Proposed General Fund
  Operating Budget                            $1,210,897,859        Operating Budget                               $1,217,357,451
  FY2011 Adopted Capital Budget                   $42,672,280       FY2012 Proposed Capital Budget                   $204,403,139
  Number of ELL Students (K-12)                                     Number of ELL Students (K-12)
  (as of 10/2009)                                         3,254     (as of 10/2010)                                               3,864
  Number of students receiving special                              Number of students receiving special edu-
  education services (as of 10/2009)                    13,353      cation services (as of 10/2010)                           13,213
  Students receiving free and reduced                               Students receiving free and reduced price
  price meals (2019-2010)                               40,806      meals (2010-2011)                                         44,108
  2008-2009 Number of Students in                                   2009-2010 Number of Students in
  Magnet Programs                                       12,263      Magnet Programs                                           13,368
  Number of Employees (10/2009)                         18,104      Number of Employees (10/2010)                             17,570
  Number of Teachers (10/2009)                            8,954     Number of Teachers (10/2010)                                  8,956
  Number of Schools                                           168   Number of Schools                                              168
  2009-2010 Number of Bus Routes                              852   2010-2011 Number of Bus Routes                                 852
  2009-2010 School Meals Served                                     2010-2011 School Meals Served
  (projected)                                      10,813,287       (projected)                                         11,084,448
  2009-2010 Average Combined Math/                                  2010-2011 Average Combined
  Verbal SAT Score                                            998   Math/Verbal SAT Score                                          993

  2009-2010 Seniors taking SAT                           49.3%      2010-2011 Seniors taking SAT                              53.6%

                                          BCPS Achievements & Awards FY2010-2011

         •   Sudbrook Magnet Middle - recipient of the                   award for success in moving toward closing the
             National Kennedy Center Arts Education Award.               achievement gap.
         •   Eastern Technical High - designated as a National      •    Towson High awarded 2010 Maryland Blue Ribbon
             Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and a Presidential         School.
             Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching      •    National Mentorship Award from U.S. Environmental
             earned by a teacher.                                        Protection Agency’s Indoor Air Quality Tools for
         •   Baltimore County’s high school graduation rate rose         Schools Program-2010.
             from 82 to 86 percent in last two years.               •    Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award
         •   West Towson Elementary becomes county’s first               from the National Purchasing Institute 2005-2010.
             Leadership & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver        •    GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
             Certified School.                                           (2005-2011).
         •   Norwood Elementary opens Carson Reading                •    50% of BCPS high school named among top 6% of
             Room - one of three in Baltimore County.                    high schools in nation - Newsweek, June 2010.
         •   Groundbreaking for new Dundalk and Sollers Point       •    Sixth highest graduation rate among largest school
             Technical High begins.                                      districts - Education Week, June 2010.
         •   Franklin Elementary teacher honored as BCPS            •    Third highest graduation rate for African American
             Teacher of the year.                                        males among nation’s largest school districts - Schott
         •   Perry Hall Middle and Towson High teachers receive          Foundation, August 2010.
             “Outstanding Middle and High School Math Teacher       •    Recognized by NAMM Foundation as on of “Best
             Award.”                                                     100 Communities for Music Education in America” in
         •   Milbrook Elementary achieved a National Title I             2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.


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                         Understanding the Budget Process
 Understanding the Budget Process                             •   Departments are further divided into offices. Office
                                                                  pages include an Office Description, Major Goals for
 The Baltimore County Public Schools’ (BCPS) budget book          2011-2012, Budget Highlights, and Full Time
 presents the funding to efficiently and effectively              Equivalent (FTEs) position counts by professional and
 implement programs in the school system for FY2012. The          support personnel. The Budget Highlights offer a
 FY2012 budget begins July 1, 2011, and ends June 30,             brief explanation of major changes from the FY2011
 2012. It corresponds to the 2011-2012 school calendar            adopted budget to the FY2012 adopted budget.
 year.                                                   •        The Schools section includes a summary of the
                                                                  instructional salaries budget and positions, non-salary
 The primary sections of the book provide a comprehensive         budget data based on projected enrollment, a brief
 overview of the BCPS budget.             A letter from the       explanation of the Allocation of Non-Salary Funds to
 superintendent and a thorough discussion of the budget           Schools, and Staffing Guidelines. The positions in this
 provided by the CFO are included in the Introductory             section are allocated to specific schools prior to the
 section.     The Organization section describes the              beginning of the school year based on the staffing
 organizations structure, provides an explanation of the          guidelines.
 budget process and presents the organizations vision, •          The Special Revenue Fund section represents the
 mission and goals. Detailed revenue, expenditure and             appropriations for anticipated grants. The Special
 fund balance information is provided for each major fund         Revenue Fund aligns grants by program. Grant
 in the Financial section. The Information section provides       descriptions, revenue sources, and planned spending
 historical and forecasted information (adopted budget            information are included in this section.
 only), as well as performance measures based on the key •        Several tables that present the budget according to
 strategies of the Blueprint for Progress. A glossary defines     Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
 acronyms and other budget terms used throughout the              c a t e go r ie s a r e i n c l u d e d i n t h e A p p e n di c e s .
 book.
                                                              Fund Accounting
 In addition to the primary sections of the book,
 supplementary sections are provided to summarize the         BCPS follows the state mandated requirements for
 funding and personnel for all organization units in the      preparing the annual budget. The structure of accounts is
 school system. BCPS is organized in the following four       based upon the Maryland State Department of
 major functions:                                             Education’s Financial Reporting Manual for Maryland
         −    Board of Education                              Schools.
         −    Superintendent
         −    The Division of Business Services               The school system may only spend funds that are
         −    The Division of Curriculum and Instruction      appropriated if local, or authorized if non-local, by the
                                                              county government. The Baltimore County Government
 The following description of the supplementary sections of   approves the appropriation, or legal limit, of the level of
 the book is included to help locate specific budget          spending by fund and category. The funds are grouped in
 requests or items:                                           the following manner:
                                                                       − General Fund
 •   General Fund requests for offices and schools are                 − Special Revenue Fund
     located under their respective divisions. For example,            − Enterprise Fund
     the Department of Transportation’s budget appears                 − Capital Fund
     under the Deputy Superintendent of Business Services.             − Debt Service Fund
 •   Each division begins with a brief description of the
     division, budget by object categories, budget history    Under Maryland Law, the General Fund and the Special
     graphs, and a budget summary. Divisions provide a        Revenue Fund comprise the Current Expense Fund, which
     higher-level summary of the budget.                      reflects all financial resources used for the basic
 •   Each department included in a division has a budget      operations of the school system, including the basic
     that is further divided by budget category. Each         education programs. The financial resources are
     category is subdivided into objects of expenditures.     considered to be revenue to BCPS. Revenue is received
     The objects are Salaries and Wages, Contracted           from a variety of sources. The largest portion of revenue
     Services, Supplies and Materials, Other Charges, and     is received from the Baltimore County Government. The
     Equipment.                                               remainder is received from the federal and state

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                            Understanding the Budget Process
 governments and other sources, such as tuition and fees, as Performance Indicators
 well as income from investment of cash and rental of
 school buildings during non-school hours.                   As a school system, our efforts are quantitatively
                                                             measured by how well the students perform. This
                                                             document uses student achievement and other data as the
 Basis of Budgeting                                          basis for measuring performance. Statistics on attendance,
                                                             dropout rates, and academic honor roll are also included.
 The budgets for the General, Special Revenue, and Debt
 Service Funds have been prepared on a legally
 prescribed budgetary basis of accounting that differs Revenue
 from the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
 (GAAP). The budgets are prepared using encumbrance Baltimore County Public Schools receive funds from several
 accounting wherein encumbrances are treated as sources, the majority of which are used to cover ongoing
 expenditures of the current period. The GAAP basis of operating expenses. Most of the school system’s general
 accounting treats encumbrances as a reservation of fund fund revenues come from state and county funding
 balance at year-end.                                        authorities. These fund sources are both formula-driven
                                                             and required by state law, and as a result are fairly
 Other differences include the treatment of the predictable. In order to be eligible for Baltimore County’s
 appropriated fund balance, inter-fund transfers, capital share of state aid, the local government must provide a
 equipment purchases, recognition of revenue, and minimum funding level known as Maintenance of Effort.
 payments made on behalf of BCPS.                            Maintenance of Effort requires local funding support to be
                                                             the same per pupil amount as the year before. This
 Data included in this book for the General, Special funding level will change year-to-year depending on
 Revenue, and Debt Service Funds are reported using the fluctuations in student enrollment. County property and
 budgetary basis.                                            income taxes make up the majority of this local funding.

 The Enterprise Fund uses the accrual basis of accounting The state of Maryland provides funding for unrestricted
 for both budgetary and accounting purposes.                revenues using formulas based on student enrollment,
                                                            county wealth, the number of pre-1960 school buildings,
 Funds for capital projects are appropriated annually. and in some cases, a consumer price index adjustment.
 Unspent capital funds do not lapse at fiscal year-end, but These major state aid categories are identified in the
 remain available until the project is closed.              revenue section as Foundation Program, Compensatory
                                                            Aid, Transportation, Special Education Formula, Out-of-
                                                            County Living, and Aging School Repair. Estimates of the
 Budget Amendments/Supplements                              projected level of state funding are provided by MSDE as
 The school system is not permitted to spend in excess of the budget is being prepared.
 the amount appropriated by fund, category, and project.
 It is the responsibility of the school principal or central
 office manager to spend within his/her allocated funding
 and to notify the appropriate supervisor of any potential
 deviance from the budget plan.

 Occasional budget transfers within a MSDE category are
 permitted without approval by the Baltimore County                 FY2012 revenue of $666,467,030
 Government; however, the board must submit a report
 detailing the transfer 15 days after the end of each               from Baltimore County represents
 month. Budget transfers between categories must have
 Baltimore County council approval. The Baltimore County             an increase of $1,677,577 over
 council must also approve budget transfers between
 projects within the Capital Projects Fund. If actual revenue       Maintenance of Effort, excluding
 is anticipated to be greater than the original amount
 appropriated, or if additional county funds are needed,              $6,119,834 in one-time items.
 the Baltimore County council must approve a budget
 amendment transfer before additional funds can be spent.

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                                   Understanding the Budget Process
 Revenue (continued)                                                                 Enrollment
                                                                                     Enrollment is projected using the cohort survival method in
 The Other Sources of Revenue category consists of tuition                           accordance with state regulations. This method is the most
 paid for non-residents, summer school and evening high                              widely used approach in school districts throughout the
 school; interest on investments; rental use of system                               country. The cohort survival method “ages” the student
 facilities; insurance proceeds; the local portion of out-of-                        population ahead through the grade levels to the
 county living arrangements; and some appropriation of                               projected years. It is based on the assumption that past
 general fund balance. These revenue sources fluctuate                               ratios for grade-to-grade movement will have predictive
 based on program usage and student enrollment data.                                 value for the future.
 Most General Fund revenues are driven in some manner                                The prediction of school enrollments involves consideration
 by changes in enrollment. Enrollment trends, and as a                               of a wide range of factors, such as:
 result, revenues, increased between 1987 and 2005. A
 gradually declining trend began in 2006 and reversed in                             •   The historical proportion of students who have
 2010. Systemwide enrollments are projected to increase                                  “survived” from the prior grade to that particular
 in 2010 and in every year thereafter through 2019.                                      grade (in-grade ratio)
 Revenues are likely to follow this trend.                 •                             Birth statistics
                                                           •                             New housing construction
 Baltimore County Public Schools receive special revenues, •                             In-migration (housing turnover)
 or restricted funds, in the form of grants. These grants •                              Feeder patterns, magnet schools
 come from federal, state, local, and private or other
                                                           •                             Program changes (e.g., ELL, special education,
 sources and must be used for specific programs, such as
                                                                                         prekindergarten)
 Title I for disadvantaged children, vocational education,
 special education, and various pilot programs.
                                                        These school and geographic factors are also influenced
                                                        by larger economic and political factors. Once an overall
 The federal government provides funding through Public
                                                        countywide enrollment projection is developed, individual
 Law 94-142 Special Education Act. Other federal funds
                                                        school enrollment projections are developed for each
 are appropriated in the Special Revenue Fund and
                                                        attendance area.
 restricted grants. MSDE administers these funds and
 provides information of expected funding levels as the
 information becomes available.




                                                                School Years 2002/03 - 2010/11
                                Actual        Actual        Actual        Actual       Actual        Actual       Actual       Actual       Actual     Projected
                              2002-2003     2003-2004     2004-2005     2005-2006    2006 -2007    2007 -2008   2008-2009    2009 -2010   2010 -2011   2011 -2012
                              Enrollment    Enrollment    Enrollment    Enrollment   Enrollment    Enrollment   Enrollment   Enrollment   Enrollment   Enrollment

 Grades

 Elementary                       49,146        48,780        48,326        47,990        47,624       47,528       47,755       48,630       49,314       50,399

 Middle                            26,157        25,998        25,409       24,485        23,780       22,906       22,478       22,134       22,272       22,515

 High                              32,485        33,204        33,499       33,786        33,829       32,916       31,945       31,526       31,202       30,775

 Home Assigned/Evening High          210           162           161           271          183           274           89           87           99           99

 Other                               816           810           781           854          766         1,090        1,376        1,455        1,444        1,407

 Grand Totals                    108,814       108,954       108,176       107,386       106,182      104,714      103,643      103,832      104,331      105,195




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                           Understanding FY2005 - Process
                          Budget Forecast the BudgetFY2008
  Capital                                                projects is encumbered when the construction contract is
                                                         awarded and revenue is recognized as expenditures are
                                                         incurred. These expenditures are reimbursed monthly by
  Capital budget priorities are set by the Board of county government. The state portion of capital funds is
  Education of Baltimore County and rely on funding from paid directly by the state.
  the state and county governments.

  Capital projects approved by the board are first                Debt Obligation
  submitted to the Interagency Committee (IAC) of the State
  Public School Construction Program to request state             The Board of Education of Baltimore County has no taxing
  funding according to approved criteria. State funding           powers and may not issue long-term debt instruments.
  levels for Baltimore County are limited to 50% of               Consequently, the board is fiscally dependent upon
  approved expenditures. The state and local cost sharing         federal, state, and county governments to finance the
  formula varies by county throughout the state. A project        operation of Baltimore County Public Schools on a long-
  often entails improvements that go beyond minimum state         term basis. The board has no contingent liability for the
  criteria and the cost of these improvements must be borne       repayment of long-term debts incurred by the state and
  entirely by the local government. Baltimore County              county to finance the construction of public schools.
  Government has also provided “forward funding” in               Therefore, the board has no legal debt margin. The
  anticipation of future state contributions for projects with    reporting of annual County Debt Service and related
  preliminary planning approval. This process accelerates         revenues pertaining to the board in the Debt Service Fund
  construction schedules and the county is later reimbursed       is required by state law.
  for these expenditures with state funds. Appeals of IAC
  decisions are heard by the State Board of Public Works      Within the General Fund, the purchase of major
  and a final decision is made in conjunction with legislativeequipment may be financed with the county’s approval.
  approval of the state’s operating and capital budget        The purchase of school buses, maintenance trucks,
  during the spring session of the Maryland General           automobiles, and computer equipment is often financed
  Assembly.                                                   over multi-year terms. The total principal financed in any
                                                              one calendar year is kept below $10,000,000 in order to
  A separate funding request is submitted by the board to ensure favorable interest rates and to comply with
  the county government for the majority of capital funds. regulatory limits.
  The county portion of the capital program includes those
  projects eligible for state funding in addition to the more Fund Balance
  numerous projects which are funded entirely with local
  revenue. After review by the Baltimore County Office of
  Planning and Zoning and the County Planning Board, the Fund balances are created when the expenditures during
  county council adopts a capital budget that is a fiscal year are less than the revenue received during
  incorporated with the BCPS operating budget adopted in that year. Fund balances may accumulate over a period
  May.                                                        of years and may be available as a source of revenue,
                                                              but only if appropriated by county fiscal authorities.
  BCPS executes and manages the capital construction
  program using both state and local funds.                 Within the Operating Budget, comprised of the General
                                                            and Special Revenue Funds, the fund balance increased
  The capital projects and debt service funds projections from $8.5 million in FY2004 to $22.7 million through the
  simply reflect planned spending of state and county funds end of FY2010. Through the appropriation of fund
  as set forth in the five-year program.              Legal balance in both FY2011 and FY2012, fund balance is
  appropriations are made only for the current fiscal year projected to be decreased to approximately $8.1 million.
  so the level of anticipated activity does not necessarily
  translate into future appropriations.

  Net capital assets consist of land and improvements. Such
  assets are neither liquid nor available for future spending
  or liquidation of liabilities. The total cost of construction



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                         Understanding FY2005 - FY2008
                         Budget Forecastthe Budget Process
  Long-term Financial Policies

  Because the board is fiscally dependent upon the county,
  state and federal governments to finance long-term
  operations, financial policies focus on managing our
  annual appropriation within the narrow legal restrictions
  set by state and county law and federal grant awards.
  Fund balance may only be appropriated for expenditure
  with approval of county fiscal authorities. No contingent
  funds may be budgeted.

  Our multi-year budget forecast incorporates revenue
  projections from the county Spending Affordability
  Committee and the Maryland State Department of
  Education, our two primary funding agencies.

  Enrollment data is a key component of state funding
  formulae for both operating and capital revenues.
  Our ten-year enrollment projection is 99% accurate,
  well within 5% of state projections as required by law.
  The state’s Public School Construction Program extends
  through 2011 and forms the basis of our capital budget.
  In addition to state public school construction funds, the
  county provides the majority of capital project funding
  with both debt financing and pay-go general funds.




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                                           Blueprint for Progress
  Introduction                                                   Goals

  The Baltimore County Public Schools is dedicated to                    To improve achievement for all students
  providing a quality, comprehensive educational program                 To maintain a safe and orderly learning
  designed to address the needs of a diverse student                     environment in every school
  population. Building on current successes, the system’s                To use resources effectively and efficiently
  Blueprint for Progress outlines the vision, mission, belief
  statements, performance goals, performance indicators,         Belief Statements
  and key strategies.
                                                                 •   We believe that all students will learn and achieve.
  The Blueprint for Progress provides clear direction for •          We believe that improved student achievement
  everyone involved in education in Baltimore County. The            requires families and communities to be partners in
  Blueprint for Progress is built on a foundation of clear           the educational process.
  standards, quality instruction, and individual •                   We believe that increased student achievement
  accountability and is the basis for the Master Plan of the         requires families to be responsible and accountable
  Baltimore County Public Schools. The Master Plan defines           for their children’s education.
  the actions the school system will take for continued
                                                             •       We believe that all schools will demonstrate
  improvement of achievement for all students.
                                                                     adequate yearly progress.
                                                                 •   We believe in respecting the dignity and worth of
  Our children are our future. We must teach them well.
                                                                     every individual.
  They deserve the best.
                                                                 •   We believe that a quality education requires:
                                                                          An effective, qualified teacher in every classroom
  Vision                                                                  An effective, qualified principal focused on
                                                                          instruction in every school
  Baltimore County Public Schools’ graduates will have the                A challenging systemic curriculum
  knowledge, skills, and attitudes to reach their potential as            A results-oriented, data-driven focus based on
  responsible, productive citizens in a global economy and                continuous growth
  multicultural society.                                                  An assessment program focused on the
                                                                          measurement of student growth
  Mission                                                                 Shared accountability among teachers, principals,
                                                                          and central office personnel
                                                                          Early intervention for young children
  The Baltimore County Public Schools’ mission is to provide
  a quality education that develops the content knowledge, •         We believe that every employee must model ethical
  skills, and attitudes that will enable all students to reach       behavior, exhibit a strong work ethic, and perform at
  their maximum potential as responsible, life-long learners         high levels.
  and productive citizens.                                     •     We believe that all Baltimore County Public Schools’
                                                                     departments and offices must demonstrate continuous
                                                                     improvement.
  Quality Policy
  The Blueprint for Progress establishes clear standards and
  expectations for the delivery of quality instruction and
  support services, individual commitment and
  accountability, and continuous improvement for the
  Baltimore County Public Schools.




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                                       Blueprint for Progress
 Performance Goal 1
                                                               1.13    All high schools will meet or exceed the national
                                                                       average of a 7.0% participation rate on the
 By 2012, all students will reach high                                 Advanced Placement (AP) examinations. (BCPS
 standards, as established by the Baltimore                            standard)
 County Public Schools and state performance                   1.14    All high schools will have at least 70.0% of their
                                                                       students who take AP examinations achieve
 level standards, in English/reading/writing,                          passing scores. (BCPS standard)
 mathematics, science, and social studies.                     1.15    All students who participate in the International
                                                                       Baccalaureate (IB) program will complete the IB
 Performance Indicators for Goal 1                                     diploma requirements. (BCPS standard)
                                                               1.16    Seventy-five percent of students participating in
 1.1     All diploma-bound students in grades 3 – 8 and                the International Baccalaureate (IB) program will
         students enrolled in English 10 and Algebra I will            meet or exceed the passing score for all IB
         meet or exceed Maryland School Assessment                     examinations. (BCPS standard)
         (MSA) standards, and students enrolled in English     1.17    All high schools will meet or exceed the national
         10 and Algebra I will pass the High School                    average for participation in the SAT or the ACT.
         Assessments (HSA). (State standard)                           (BCPS standard)
 1.2     All Grade 10 diploma-bound students will              1.18    All high schools will meet or exceed the national
         participate in the PSAT. (BCPS standard)                      average for critical reading, mathematics, and
 1.3     All students scoring a 55 or above on critical                writing scores on the SAT or the ACT. (BCPS
         reading/mathematics PSAT will enroll in honors                standard)
         or gifted and talented level courses. (BCPS           1.19    All high schools whose students take the
         standard)                                                     placement test will meet or exceed scores on the
 1.4     All students who earn a Certificate of Attendance             Accuplacer that enable students to enroll in
         will have documented evidence of their                        college level courses at two-year colleges.
         attainment of knowledge and skills within their               (BCPS standard)
         prescribed programs. (State standard)                 1.20    All high school students identified as Career and
 1.5     All participating special education students will             Technology Education concentrators will meet or
         meet or exceed state standards for the Alternate              exceed state standards for both cumulative and
         Maryland School Assessment (ALT-MSA). (State                  technical grade point averages (GPA). (State
         standard)                                                     standard)
 1.6     All eligible prekindergarten students will have       1.21    All schools will achieve an attendance rate of at
         access to a prekindergarten program by the                    least 94.0%. (State standard)
         2007 – 2008 school year. (State standard)             Key Strategies for Goal 1
 1.7     All elementary schools will have full-day
         kindergarten by the 2007 – 2008 school year.          a) Develop a plan for phasing in prekindergarten
         (State standard)                                         programs for eligible students.
 1.8     Students in grades 2 – 6 will achieve grade level     b) Develop a plan for phasing in full-day kindergarten
         standards on reading assessments.            (BCPS       in all elementary schools.
         standard)                                             c) Provide for the consistent and systematic
 1.9     Each middle school will meet or exceed the               implementation of the Essential Curriculum in all
         county benchmark measure for the student                 content areas, which includes differentiated
         participation rate in Algebra I. (BCPS standard)         curriculum for English language learners, special
 1.10    All students will pass the Algebra/Data Analysis         education, gifted and talented, and honors students.
         Maryland High School Assessment (HSA) by the          d) Provide an array of courses aligned with the
         end of grade 9. (BCPS standard)                          Maryland Content Standards for students to meet
 1.11    All students will acquire one fine arts credit by        their fine arts credit requirement.
         passing a course that is driven by the Maryland       e) Monitor classroom instruction to ensure that the
         Content Standards. (State standard)                      Essential Curriculum is being taught.
 1.12    All students successfully completing the Algebra I,   f) Develop and implement instructional strategies that
         Biology, English 10, and Government will                 include multiculturalism and differentiation.
         pass the Maryland High School Assessments on          g) Provide the opportunity for students to participate in
         their first attempt.           (BCPS standard)           music, art, athletic, and extra-curricular activities.
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                                      Blueprint for Progress
 Performance Goal 1 (continued)                              w) Support teachers in the implementation of reading
                                                                techniques through professional development
                                                                opportunities.
 h) Develop, implement, and monitor intervention             x) Provide ongoing support to new and veteran teachers
    programs for students who have not demonstrated             through professional development opportunities.
    proficiency in reading, language arts, mathematics,      y) Provide professional development opportunities to
    science, and social studies.                                teachers, paraprofessionals, and principals in content
 i) Utilize best practices in providing oral and written        areas.
    feedback to students on the quality of their work in
    order to improve student achievement.
 j) Integrate technology in the teaching/learning process.   Performance Goal 2
 k) Identify and consistently implement a common core of
    research-based instructional practices resulting in      By 2012, all English language learners will
    more purposeful and engaging work for students.          become proficient in English and reach high
 l) Encourage reading by establishing a minimum goal of
    25 books from the recommended list that will be read
                                                             academic standards in English/reading/
    by/to each student during the academic school year.      writing, mathematics, science, and social
 m) Develop and implement grade-appropriate                  studies.
    diagnostic assessments for reading and mathematics.
 n) Use standardized testing results to encourage all
    students to enroll in challenging coursework.            Performance Indicators for Goal 2
 o) Monitor the relationship among the intended,
    assessed, and learned curriculum to ensure access to     2.1   All English language learners receiving English for
    rigorous curriculum for all students.                          Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) services will
 p) Work with the Community College of Baltimore                   attain English proficiency by the end of their fourth
    County (CCBC) to study present participation rates             school year. (State standard)
    and national standards for the high school               2.2   All diploma-bound English language learners will
    administration of the Accuplacer and to identify               meet or exceed Maryland School Assessment (MSA)
    standards for countywide participation.                        standards. (State standard)
 q) Provide parents/guardians, and community
    stakeholder groups with strategies that can be           Key Strategies for Goal 2
    implemented with children to enhance student
    learning.                                                a) Continue to diagnose English proficiency for English
 r) Strengthen communications and mutual support                language learners to ensure proper placement.
    between and among parents/guardians, teachers,           b) Provide ESOL services for all English language
    administrators, and students by providing parents/          learners not meeting English proficiency levels.
    guardians with concrete strategies to use at home to     c) Facilitate access to appropriate educational and
    help their children achieve high standards.                 community resources for immigrant families.
 s) Enlist parents/guardians and community members in        d) Facilitate interpretation and translation services for
    reading efforts at the schools and at home.                 parents/guardians and families who speak a
 t) Provide middle school mathematics teachers with             language other than English to strengthen
    intense professional development opportunities that         communication among homes, schools, and the
    address content standards and teaching techniques           community.
    for a diverse student population.                        e) Provide professional development opportunities on
 u) Provide staff with access to technology essential to        cross-cultural and differentiated strategies for all
    collecting, analyzing, and reporting student                staff.
    achievement data.                                        f) Provide parent/guardian orientations on how to
 v) Continue to develop the data warehouse for the              access services from the school system.
    purposes of disaggregating student achievement
    data, tracking teacher certification and professional    Note: Performance Goals 1 and 2 further address the
    development, and reporting on teacher participation      academic needs of English language learners.
    in professional development opportunities.



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                                       Blueprint for Progress
 Performance Goal 3
                                                            Provide a variety of high quality professional
                                                              f)
                                                            development opportunities that focus on teachers’
 By 2005-2006, all students will be taught by               and paraprofessionals’ assessed needs to ensure that
 highly qualified teachers.                                 they meet highly qualified status by 2005-2006.
                                                         g) Continue a systematic process for the selection of
 Performance Indicators for Goal 3                          highly qualified teachers.
                                                         h) Optimize the use of all technology resources to
 3.1 All teachers and paraprofessionals will meet the       attract and retain highly qualified teachers and
      requirements for highly qualified, as defined by      paraprofessionals.
      the No Child Left Behind Act and the Bridge to     i) Provide comprehensive information and professional
      Excellence in Public Schools Education acts. (BCPS    development opportunities to support identified
      standard)                                             paraprofessionals in meeting academic and highly
 3.2 All teachers and paraprofessionals will participate    qualified requirements.
      in high quality differentiated professional        j) Provide comprehensive information, access to
      development, as defined by No Child Left Behind       hardware and software, and professional
      Act and the Maryland Professional Development         development opportunities to assist identified
      Standards. (State standard)                           teachers in meeting the Elementary Secondary
 3.3 All mathematics teachers in middle schools will        Education Act (ESEA) requirements to be highly
      demonstrate content mastery through                   qualified.
      comprehensive testing or will possess a Maryland   k) Provide staff development opportunities that focus on
      State Department of Education teaching certificate    principals’ assessed needs and system priorities.
      with an endorsement in secondary mathematics.
      (BCPS standard)
 3.4 All new teachers in Title I schools will meet the Performance Goal 4
      standard of highly qualified when hired. (State
      standard)                                          All students will be educated in school
 3.5 All parents/guardians will be advised of the environments that are safe and conducive to
      qualifications of their child’s teacher at the
      beginning of each school year or upon request if learning.
      there are changes to a teacher’s qualifications
      during the school year. (BCPS standard)            Performance Indicators for Goal 4
 Key Strategies for Goal 3                                    4.1     All schools and school communities will maintain
                                                                      safe, orderly, nurturing environments. (BCPS
 a) Ensure that all children have an opportunity to                   standard)
    receive instruction from teachers with diverse cultural   4.2     All schools will have published expectations of
    and experiential backgrounds.                                     student behavior and parent/guardian
 b) Develop a plan for recruitment and support of                     responsibilities and involvement.           (BCPS
    teachers in schools that have more than twice the                 standard)
    school system average of non-tenured or                   4.3     Staff, students, parents/guardians, and
    provisionally certified teachers.                                 community members will express satisfaction
 c) Establish a plan to measure Adequate Yearly                       with the learning environment, climate, and school
    Progress (AYP) with regard to staffing all schools for            facilities. (BCPS standard)
    all children with highly qualified teachers.
 d) Continue to monitor progress and communicate with         Key Strategies for Goal 4
    parents/guardians about Baltimore County Public
    Schools having all students taught by highly qualified    a) Provide attractive, clean, caring, and secure learning
    teachers and paraprofessionals.                              environments.
 e) Partner with local universities to design and             b) Implement active character/ethics education.
    implement a professional development model for            c) Utilize the Student Support Services Team to address
    middle school mathematics teachers that focuses on           the needs of students.
    content, conceptual understanding, problem solving,
    pedagogy, and how children learn mathematics.
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 Performance Goal 4 (continued)                             c) Increase participation in gifted and talented
                                                               programs in all schools.
 d) Provide integrated services for children and families   d) Develop, in collaboration with students and parents/
      with linkages to community wellness centers, health      guardians, a Career Planning Profile of a four-year
      care, social services, child care services, recreational plan of studies for all Grade 8 students.
      services, and law enforcement.                        e) Provide and implement 504 Plans which clearly
 e) Continue inter-department and inter-agency teams to        outline goals, objectives, and accommodations to
     implement schoolwide Safety and Emergency Plans           ensure that students will maximize their educational
     and the countywide Critical Response Plan and             opportunities.
     Emergency Safety Management Guide.                     f) Develop partnerships with local community colleges
 f) Provide a continuum of services through alternative        and universities to increase student achievement and
      education programs.                                      pathways to college and employment.
 g) Continue fingerprinting and criminal background
     checks for all employees.
 h) Continue the annual Safe Schools Conference.               Performance Goal 6
 i) Establish an action plan in the School Improvement
      Plan (SIP) for increasing parent/guardian awareness Engage parents/guardians, business, and
      of their responsibilities and knowledge of behavior
      expectations identified in the Student Handbook and community members in the educational process.
      school code of conduct.
 j) Communicate to all students and parents/guardians
      the behavioral expectations identified in the Student Performance Indicators for Goal 6
      Handbook and school code of conduct.
 k) Identify and train all staff in the implementation of 6.1        All parents/guardians will have multiple
      effective student behavior management programs                 opportunities to participate in home-school
      and the Student Handbook requirements.                         communication. (BCPS standard)
                                                               6.2   Increase students, parent/guardian, and teacher
                                                                     conferences to 100% in all schools. (BCPS
 Performance Goal 5                                                  standard)
                                                               6.3   Increase learning opportunities for parents/
 All students will graduate from high school.                        guardians, staff, and community members to
                                                                     assist in developing and refining the
                                                                     knowledge and skills needed to support students’
 Performance Indicators for Goal 5                                   academic achievement and recognize students’
                                                                     successes. (BCPS standard)
 5.1      All high schools will meet the graduation rate 6.4         Increase parent/guardian attendance at school-
          established by the state. (State standard)                 based events and activities such as back-to-
 5.2      All high schools will have annual dropout rates of         school nights and school improvement teams.
                                                                     (BCPS Standard)
          less than 3.0%. (State standard)                     6.5   Increase parent/guardian, school business, and
 5.3      All graduates will meet the college course                 community partnerships. (BCPS Standard)
          entrance requirements for the University System 6.6        Increase communication and positive relationships
          of Maryland or the Maryland Career and                     with parents/guardians and community members
          Technology Education Career Completer                      by disseminating information about system,
          Requirements or both. (State standard)                     school, and student successes. (BCPS Standard)

 Key Strategies for Goal 5                                  Key Strategies for Goal 6
  a) Educate all students with disabilities in accordance a) Provide professional development opportunities to
     with the objectives defined in the students’             principals/schools to assist in aligning parent/
     Individualized Education Programs (IEP) so that they     guardian and community involvement strategies with
     learn the body of knowledge presented in the             school improvement goals.
     general education environment to the maximum b) Educate all new teachers about how to conduct
     extent possible.                                         parent/guardian-teacher conferences.
  b) Provide supports and services, modifications, and     c) Provide guidelines and strategies for student-parent/
                                                              guardian-teacher conferences.
     adaptations of curriculum, instructional methodology,
     and/or materials based on student needs.

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                            Blueprint
       Performance Goal 6 (continued)                       for Progress
 Performance Goal 6 (continued)                               g) Publish an annual educational performance report
                                                                 designed to increase community-wide awareness and
 d) Provide media and planning services to schools to            advocacy.
    promote back-to-school night and American Education       h) Assist schools’ PTAs, school improvement teams,
    Week.                                                        faculty councils, and student councils in the process of
 e) Expand recognition opportunities for students,               developing leadership skills to improve involvement
    parents/guardians, community, and business partners.         in decision making.
 f) Train school personnel in processes to be used for        i) Provide school leadership training in group processes
    developing and retaining volunteers, tutors, and             that encourage teachers, staff, parents/guardians,
    school-business partnerships.                                and community members to improve involvement in
 g) Continue parent/guardian outreach through the
                                                                 decision making.
    Parentmobile and through collaborative initiatives
                                                              j) Present the results report, which includes the
    with the Baltimore County Public Library.
                                                                 alignment of the results in the SIP, financial
 h) Encourage business partnerships that support and
                                                                 information, and student achievement to the parents/
    complement the educational program.
                                                                 guardians and community members of all schools.
 Performance Goal 7                                           Performance Goal 8
 Involve principals, teachers, staff, stakeholders, All students will receive a quality education
 and parents/guardians in the decision-making through the efficient and effective use of
 process.                                           resources and the delivery of business services.
 Performance Indicators for Goal 7                            Performance Indicators for Goal 8
 7.1     All schools will develop a results review report
                                                              8.1     All students, teachers, and office staff will have
         that is aligned with the system’s annual results
                                                                      access to technology to support student
         report. (BCPS standard)
                                                                      achievement, a highly qualified teaching staff,
                                                                      and stakeholder involvement in the educational
 Key Strategies for Goal 7                                            process. (BCPS standard)
                                                              8.2     All schools and offices will have high-capacity
 a) Train school leadership to help parents/guardians,                computers at the ratio of:
    teachers, and students serve as advocates for                     • One computer per five students by 2005;
    educational issues.                                               • One computer per school-based teacher,
 b) Utilize key stakeholders to assist in training parents/                administrator, and clerical by 2006; and
    guardians about educational issues.                               • One computer per central office
 c) Provide information and support to principals in the                   administrative/supervisory and clerical staff
    alignment of the Blueprint for Progress with School                    by 2007. (BCPS standard)
    Improvement Plans (SIP), the allocation of positions,     8.3     The annual operating and capital budgets will
    and the allocation of other resources.                            be developed and administered in a timely and
 d) Encourage parents/guardians and community                         accurate manner. (BCPS standard)
    members to participate on the school improvement          8.4     The Department of Fiscal Services’ staff will
    team.                                                             effectively and efficiently provide timely access
 e) Encourage teachers to be leaders in the school and                to functional information. (BCPS standard)
    community.                                                8.5     The student enrollment projections will have a
 f) Provide professional development opportunities to                  99.0% accuracy rate. (BCPS standard)
    school administrators, teachers, and other staff on the   8.6      Ninety percent of buses will arrive each day
    roles of parents/guardians, staff, and community                   within the established opening/closing window.
    members in the school improvement process.                         (BCPS standard)




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                            Blueprint
       Performance Goal 8 (continued)                    for Progress
Performance Goal 8 (continued)                                  e) Develop systemwide 5, 10, and 15-year
                                                                   comprehensive maintenance plans based on the
                                                                   condition of the individual facility’s profile and
8.7      All students will have total ride times of less than      establish short, mid, and long-range solutions.
         three hours per day. (BCPS standard)                   f) Establish benchmarks for on-board time and on-time
8.8      Each school will provide meal service at optimal          service for students eligible for transportation services.
         capacity. (BCPS standard)                              g) Establish benchmarks for food service operations and
8.9     The BCPS employee attendance rate will meet or             copy, print, and distribution services.
        exceed the system standard. (BCPS standard)             h) Provide opportunities for all students so they will
8.10    Copy and Print Services will operate at optimal            acquire and apply information through the use of
        capacity. (BCPS standard)                                  educational media, including technology and media
8.11    The Capital Improvement Program will align with            centers.
        the distribution of instructional programs. (BCPS       i) Develop, modify, and monitor business operations to
        standard)                                                  ensure efficient and effective use of resources.
8.12    All schools will receive equitable staffing
        allocations in a timely manner. (BCPS standard)
8.13    Administrative appointments will be made in a
        timely manner. (BCPS standard)
8.14    The number of Equal Employment Opportunity
        (EEO) complaints will be reduced.              (BCPS
        standard)
8.15    All administrative and supervisory personnel will
        receive training so that master agreements will be
        implemented effectively. (BCPS standard)
8.16    All employees and retirees will have effective
        information regarding employee benefits. (BCPS
        standard)
8.17    All BCPS facilities will be operational in the school
        year at a level that meets or exceeds the 2002-
        2003 baseline. (BCPS standard)
8.18    Reduce the number of schools in which full-time
        equivalent (FTE) enrollment of students exceeds
        seating capacity (state-rated capacity plus
        available relocatable seats). (BCPS standard)
8.19    The Wide Area Network, Enterprise Systems, and
        telephone system will operate effectively 98.0%
        of the time.

Key Strategies for Goal 8
a) Provide teachers with professional development
   opportunities for using and integrating technology into
   curriculum and instruction.
b) Continue to have a standard platform for computer
   hardware and for the identification, purchase, and use
   of instructional software.
c) Allocate positions to schools in an equitable and
   adequate manner.
d) Allocate non-salary and grant funds to schools in an
   equitable manner based on rational formulas and
   approved qualifications.




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                                               Budget at a Glance

 FY2012 Budget At A Glance
 •     Enrollment is projected to increase by 499 students     •             Funding shortfalls have been offset by the following
       for school year 2010-2011.                                            expenditure reductions:
 •     Additional funding of $3.1 million is included for 77.0                   −   A reduction of $15.8 million and 273.6
       teacher FTE’s related to increased enrollment.                                teacher FTEs through increased school staffing
 •     An increase of $15.1 million in salaries is used for                          ratios.
       Teachers Association of Baltimore County (TABCO),                         −   A reduction of $2.6 million through 5%
       Education Support Professionals of Baltimore County                           reductions in school and office budget
       (ESPBC), Council of Administrative and Supervisory                            allocations.
       Employees (CASE), and American Federation of State,                       −   A reduction of $1.6 million in the Extended
       County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)                                       Year Employment program.
       bargaining units.
 •     Employee benefits will increase by 2.7% for a total
       increase in cost of $4.2 million.




                                                           Budget Revenue Sources-All Funds
     $2,000,000,000




     $1,600,000,000




     $1,200,000,000




      $800,000,000




      $400,000,000




                   $0
                                         Special Revenue                       Capital Projects     Debt Service    Total Revenue
                        General Fund                       Enterprise Fund
                                              Fund                                  Fund               Fund        Funding Sources
     FY08 Actual        $1,133,943,341     $68,574,000       $35,410,000        $165,211,000         $26,157,688    $1,429,296,029
     FY09 Actual        $1,174,109,476     $66,467,991       $35,976,522         $94,468,000         $26,377,164    $1,397,399,153
     FY10 Actual        $1,197,088,907     $95,098,227       $37,162,414        $108,618,209         $26,931,693    $1,464,899,450
     FY11 Adjusted      $1,210,897,859     $94,448,713       $37,301,146         $42,672,280         $32,311,880    $1,417,631,878
     FY12 Proposed      $1,217,357,451     $87,655,456       $37,916,012        $204,403,139         $35,388,092    $1,582,720,150




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                                                   Revenue Summary
Revenue                                              FY08 Actual          FY09 Actual       FY10 Actual       FY11 Adj Budget    FY12 Proposed
Baltimore County
    General Fund                                        617,722,410          646,094,092       670,539,211         663,144,082       672,538,436
    Special Revenue Fund                                   142,000               198,428          198,428               48,428            48,428
    Capital Projects Fund                                99,969,000           61,739,000        84,414,912          13,672,280       125,529,000
    Debt Service Fund                                    26,157,688           26,377,164        26,931,693          32,311,880        35,388,092
Total Baltimore County                                $743,991,098         $734,408,684      $782,084,244         $709,176,670      $833,503,956
State
    General Fund
          Foundation Program                            334,624,588          338,819,217       323,556,030         328,769,056       332,393,406
          Geographic Cost of Education Index                       -           1,606,925         1,594,242           1,616,708         4,871,407
          Innovative Programs                                      -           1,606,925                  -                  -                   -
          Compensatory Education                         86,201,356           88,843,115        91,243,984          96,494,014       102,948,009
          Limited English Proficiency                     9,731,013           10,343,850        10,678,357          11,204,491        11,328,009
          Transportation                                 23,845,320           24,518,520        24,486,152          24,088,148        26,586,575
          Formula-Students with Disabilities             28,660,493           28,566,313        28,280,409          28,724,250        29,040,906
          Non Public Placements                          14,590,875           15,308,289        14,672,242          14,415,598        14,615,476
          Out-of-county Living Arrangements               3,642,221            3,379,233         3,380,235           3,628,302         2,900,000
          Aging School Repair                             1,238,845            1,361,301          973,610             874,227           874,227
          Grant Revenues                                   804,000               754,000          354,500             815,000           815,000
    Special Revenue Fund
          Grant Revenues                                  6,743,000            7,295,575         6,436,673           8,521,467         7,119,240
    Capital Projects Fund
          Public School Construction Program             65,242,000           32,729,000        24,203,297          29,000,000        78,874,139
    Enterprise Fund
          Reimbursement of Portion of Food Costs           907,000               837,040          830,728             833,000           805,000
Total State                                           $576,230,711         $555,969,303      $530,690,459         $548,984,261      $613,171,394
Federal Revenue
    General Fund
          Restricted Passthrough Other Agency                      -                    -         101,185                    -                   -
          Retiree Drug Subsidy                            1,795,220              117,205                  -                  -                   -
          ROTC Reimbursements                                      -           1,290,459          668,891             740,000           740,000
          ARRA SFSF                                                -                    -        8,438,126          12,455,238                   -
          Education Jobs Fund Bill                                 -                    -                 -                  -         3,800,000
    Special Revenue Fund
          Grant Revenues                                 61,634,000           58,787,470        62,666,372          67,133,236        75,036,103
          ARRA                                                                                  25,311,566          15,403,567         2,089,075
    Enterprise Fund
          Reimbursement of Portion of Food Costs         15,681,000           16,903,130        19,059,663          18,897,081        20,287,687
          Donation of Food Commodities                    1,699,000            1,850,239         1,878,295           1,600,000         1,800,000
          Grant Revenues                                                                           82,079
Total Federal                                           $80,809,220          $78,948,503     $118,206,177         $116,229,122      $103,752,865
Other Revenue
    General Fund
          Out-of-county Living Arrangements               3,637,891            3,679,935         3,577,736           3,300,000         2,800,000
          Tuition                                          665,203               838,113          511,670             755,000           515,000
          Other Revenue                                   4,283,906            3,981,984         3,032,327           3,742,982         4,591,000
          Prior Year Fund Balance                         2,500,000            3,000,000        11,000,000          16,130,763         6,000,000
    Special Revenue Fund
          Grant Revenues                                    55,000               186,518          485,188            3,342,015         3,362,610
    Enterprise Fund
          Charges for Sales & Services                   17,123,000           16,386,114        15,311,649          15,968,065        15,018,325
          Miscellaneous                                                                                                  3,000             5,000
Total Other                                             $28,265,000          $28,072,664       $33,918,570         $43,241,825       $32,291,935
Total Revenue                                        $1,429,296,029       $1,397,399,153    $1,464,899,450      $1,417,631,878    $1,582,720,150


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                                         Expenditure Summary
Expenditures                              FY08 Actual       FY09 Actual       FY10 Actual       FY11 Adj Budget     FY12 Proposed


General Fund
    Administration                            33,451,674        36,631,907        35,608,376          34,167,390          37,315,256
    Mid-level Administration                  75,975,814        79,921,389        82,219,198          86,710,668          86,726,857
    Instructional Salaries                   425,971,307       424,082,962       436,345,405         460,783,852         451,832,533
    Instructional Textbooks & Supplies        20,829,275        23,539,654        35,644,156          24,138,239          24,872,776
    Other Instructional Costs                 18,794,738        19,410,600         9,341,903            7,990,663          8,152,958
    Special Education                        138,691,427       146,317,836       146,569,104         147,813,418         154,242,165
    Student Personnel                          6,472,790         7,778,254         8,087,187            8,424,056          8,559,690
    Health Services                           11,988,374        12,749,549        13,428,373          13,945,505          13,885,738
    Student Transportation                    48,523,702        51,294,968        51,999,007          56,351,706          57,118,910
    Operation of Plant                        83,023,004        87,303,736        87,555,600          88,326,433          89,199,707
    Maintenance of Plant                      27,642,937        28,343,634        29,200,664          28,345,870          27,343,700
    Fixed Charges                            232,733,793       244,344,320       252,688,180         250,673,876         254,889,438
    Capital Outlay                             3,039,642         3,103,802         3,211,284            3,226,183          3,217,723
Total General Fund                        $1,127,138,477    $1,164,822,611    $1,191,898,437       $1,210,897,859     $1,217,357,451


Special Revenue Fund
    Special Revenue Programs                  70,972,833        63,068,385        90,458,733          94,448,713          87,655,456
Total Special Revenue Fund                   $70,972,833       $63,068,385       $90,458,733         $94,448,713         $87,655,456


Capital Projects Fund
    Capital Outlay                           166,249,649        94,721,351       108,572,209          42,672,280         204,403,139
Total Capital Projects Fund                 $166,249,649       $94,721,351      $108,572,209         $42,672,280        $204,403,139


    Debt Service Fund
    Debt Service-Principal                    14,417,000        14,580,000        15,708,000          18,327,000          19,761,000
    Debt Service-Interest                     11,740,689        11,797,164        11,223,693          13,984,880          15,627,092
Total Debt Service Fund                      $26,157,689       $26,377,164       $26,931,693         $32,311,880         $35,388,092


Enterprise Fund
    Operating Costs                           37,004,065        36,407,002        36,215,385          37,301,146          37,916,012
Total Enterprise Fund                        $37,004,065       $36,407,002       $36,215,385         $37,301,146         $37,916,012


Total Expenditures                        $1,427,522,713    $1,385,396,513    $1,454,076,457       $1,417,631,878     $1,582,720,150


Full-time Equivalent Positions (FTEs)
    General Fund                                 13,047.6          13,103.6          13,044.2            13,053.8            13,062.9
    Special Revenue Fund                            899.4             736.7             903.7               915.7              655.7
    Enterprise Fund                                 625.9             626.9             589.2               584.1              568.9
Total Number of Positions                        14,572.9          14,467.2          14,537.1            14,553.6            14,287.5




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                                           Fund Balance Summary
                                                     General Fund Balance Statement
                                          FY07               FY08               FY09              FY10                FY11               FY12
                                          Actual             Actual             Actual            Actual            Projected          Proposed


 Beginning Fund Balance             $     14,390,518 $       12,122,915 $      18,975,779 $       26,622,644 $        22,704,114 $      14,104,414


  Revenue
   Baltimore County Government           607,042,144        617,722,410       646,094,092        670,539,211         663,144,082       672,538,436
   State of Maryland                     437,103,389        503,338,711       515,107,688        499,219,761         510,629,794       526,373,015
   Federal Government                      5,519,950          1,795,220          1,407,664          9,208,202         13,195,238             4,540,000
   Other Sources *                         8,843,716          8,587,000          8,500,032          7,121,733          7,797,982             7,906,000
  Total Revenues                    $ 1,058,509,199 $ 1,131,443,341 $ 1,171,109,476 $ 1,186,088,907 $ 1,194,767,096 $ 1,211,357,451


  Total Expenditures                $ 1,060,776,802 $ 1,124,590,477 $ 1,163,462,611 $ 1,190,007,437 $ 1,203,366,796 $ 1,217,357,451


 Ending Fund Balance                $     12,122,915 $       18,975,779 $      26,622,644 $       22,704,114 $        14,104,414 $           8,104,414


 * Other Sources excludes reappropriated fund balance of $8,139,941 in FY07, $2,500,000 in FY08, $3,000,000 in FY09, $11,000,000 in FY10,
 $16,130,763 in FY11, and $6,000,000 in FY12.




                                               Special Revenue Fund Balance Statement
                                          FY07               FY08               FY09              FY10                FY11               FY12
                                          Actual             Actual             Actual            Actual            Projected          Proposed


 Beginning Fund Balance             $      8,051,838 $        6,098,051 $        3,699,218 $        7,098,824 $       11,738,318 $      11,738,318


  Revenue
   Baltimore County Government               131,402            142,000           198,428            198,428              48,428               48,428
   State of Maryland                       6,920,829          6,743,000          7,295,575          6,436,673          8,521,467             7,119,240
   Federal Government                     67,964,820         61,634,000        58,787,470         87,977,938          82,536,803            77,125,178
   Other Sources                             693,219             55,000           186,518            485,188           3,342,015             3,362,610
  Total Revenues                    $     75,710,270 $       68,574,000 $      66,467,991 $       95,098,227 $        94,448,713 $      87,655,456


  Total Expenditures                $     77,664,057 $       70,972,833 $      63,068,385 $       90,458,733 $        94,448,713 $      87,655,456


 Ending Fund Balance                $      6,098,051 $        3,699,218 $        7,098,824 $      11,738,318 $        11,738,318 $      11,738,318




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                                               Fund Balance Summary
                                                       Capital Projects Fund Balance Statement

                                              FY07                FY08                 FY09                FY10                 FY11                 FY12
                                              Actual              Actual               Actual              Actual             Projected            Proposed


 Beginning Fund Balance                 $               -   $       1,292,000 $           253,351 $                 -    $         (267,000) $         (267,000)


  Revenue
   Baltimore County Government               119,584,563           99,969,000          61,739,000          84,414,912           13,672,280         125,529,000
   State of Maryland                          37,290,594           65,242,000          32,729,000          24,203,297           29,000,000           78,874,139
   Federal Government                                   -                  -                    -                   -                     -                   -
   Other Sources *                             1,292,000                   -                    -                   -                     -                   -
  Total Revenues                        $    158,167,157 $       165,211,000 $         94,468,000 $       108,618,209 $         42,672,280 $       204,403,139


  Total Expenditures **                 $    156,875,157 $       166,249,649 $         94,721,351 $       108,885,209 $         42,672,280 $       204,403,139


 Ending Fund Balance                    $      1,292,000 $            253,351 $                 -    $        (267,000) $          (267,000) $         (267,000)


 * Other Sources includes transfer of $1,292,000 from the General Fund in FY07.
 ** Total Expenditures includes transfer of $313,000 to the General Fund in FY10.



                                        Food and Nutrition Services - Enterprise Fund Net Assets
                                              FY07                FY08                 FY09                FY10                 FY11                 FY12
                                              Actual              Actual               Actual              Actual             Projected            Proposed


 Beginning Net Assets                   $      8,903,272 $        11,504,656 $        11,606,591 $         12,936,111 $         17,824,140 $        17,824,140
 Beginning Cash Balance                          830,451            2,163,000           1,475,000           2,487,000            4,921,000            4,921,000


  Revenue
   Baltimore County Government                          -                  -                    -                   -                     -                   -
   State of Maryland                             906,684              907,000             837,040             830,728              833,000              805,000
   Federal Government                         16,560,750          17,380,000          18,753,369           21,020,037           20,497,081          22,087,687
   Other Sources *                            20,511,178          18,819,000          18,146,114           19,252,649           15,971,065          15,023,325
  Total Revenues                        $     37,978,612 $        37,106,000 $        37,736,522 $         41,103,414 $         37,301,146 $        37,916,012


  Total Expenditures                    $     35,377,228 $        37,004,065 $        36,407,002 $         36,215,385 $         37,301,146 $        37,916,012


 Ending Net Assets                      $     11,504,656 $        11,606,591 $        12,936,111 $         17,824,140 $         17,824,140 $        17,824,140
 Ending Cash Balance                    $      2,163,000 $          1,475,000 $         2,487,000 $         4,921,000 $          4,921,000 $          4,921,000


 * Other Sources includes ($22,000) loss on disposal of capital assets, $2,544,000 capital contribution from Capital Project fund, interest income of $16,096,
 and additional donated commodities of $6,700 in FY07; ($47,000) loss on disposal of capital assets, $1,696,000 capital contribution from Capital Project
 fund, interest income of $21,000, and additional donated commodities of $26,000 in FY08; ($9,000) loss on disposal of capital assets, $1,760,000 capital
 contribution from Capital Project fund, interest income of $5,000 in FY09; ($5,000) loss on disposal of capital assets, $3,941,000 capital contribution from
 Capital Project fund, interest income of $2,000 in FY10.




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                                   General Fund Revenue

                                   FY12 General Fund Revenue Sources
                                             $1,217,357,451

             Baltimore County
               $672,538,436
                   55.3%
                                                                                    State
                                                                                 $526,373,015
                                                                                    43.2%




                                            Other
                                         $18,446,000
                                            1.5%



                                                 Budget History
       $1,600,000,000



       $1,200,000,000



         $800,000,000



         $400,000,000



                     $0
                          Baltimore County        State            Other         Total Revenue
       FY08 Actual          $617,722,410      $503,338,711       $12,882,220     $1,133,943,341
       FY09 Actual          $646,094,092      $515,107,688       $12,907,696     $1,174,109,476
       FY10 Actual          $670,539,211      $499,219,761       $27,329,935     $1,197,088,907
       FY11 Adjusted        $663,144,082      $510,629,794       $37,123,983     $1,210,897,859
       FY12 Proposed        $672,538,436      $526,373,015       $18,446,000     $1,217,357,451




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                                      General Fund Revenue
                                              FY08            FY09             FY10            FY11 Adj           FY12
                                              Actual          Actual           Actual           Budget          Proposed
Local Sources
 County Appropriations                      617,722,410      646,094,092      670,539,211      663,144,082      672,538,436
 Subtotal                                  $617,722,410     $646,094,092     $670,539,211     $663,144,082     $672,538,436

State Sources
 Current Expense
 Foundation Program                         334,624,588      338,819,217      323,556,030      328,769,056      332,393,406
 Geographic Cost of Education Index                   -        1,606,925        1,594,242        1,616,708        4,871,407
 Innovative Programs                                  -        1,606,925                -                -                -
 Compensatory Education                      86,201,356       88,843,115       91,243,984       96,494,014      102,948,009
 Out-of-County Living Arrangements            3,642,221        3,379,233        3,380,235        3,628,302        2,900,000
 Limited English Proficiency                  9,731,013       10,343,850       10,678,357       11,204,491       11,328,009
 Formula-Students w/Disabilities             28,660,493       28,566,313       28,280,409       28,724,250       29,040,906
 Non Public Placements                       14,590,875       15,308,289       14,672,242       14,415,598       14,615,476
 Formula Transportation                      23,845,320       24,518,520       24,486,152       24,088,148       26,586,575
 Aging Schools Repair                         1,238,845        1,361,301          973,610          874,227          874,227
 Adv Professional Cert. Stipend                 804,000          754,000          262,500          815,000          675,000
 National Certification                               -                -           92,000                -          140,000
 Subtotal                                  $503,338,711     $515,107,688     $499,219,761     $510,629,794     $526,373,015

Federal Sources
 Unrestricted Impact Aid                               -                -                -               -                 -
 Passthrough Other Agency                                                          101,185               -
 Retiree Drug Subsidy                          1,795,220          117,205                -               -                -
 ROTC Reimbursements                                   -        1,290,459          668,891         740,000          740,000
 ARRA SFSF - GCEI Grant                                -                -        3,723,164       3,712,345                -
 ARRA SFSF - Transportation Grant                      -                -        1,791,570       2,560,869                -
 ARRA SFSF - Compensatory Education                    -                -        2,576,133       6,182,024                -
 ARRA SFSF - Limited English Proficient                -                -          347,259               -                -
 Education Jobs Fund Bill                              -                -                -               -        3,800,000
 Subtotal                                      1,795,220        1,407,664        9,208,202      13,195,238       $4,540,000

Other Sources
 Tuition - Nonresident                          141,700          138,752          127,643          140,000          130,000
 Tuition - Summer School                        340,120          320,853          288,987          340,000          290,000
 Tuition - Foster Care Agency                   109,339          316,827           45,222          200,000           45,000
 Tuition - Evening High School                   74,044           61,681           49,818           75,000           50,000
 Student Payment/Fees                            11,675           12,762           13,593           10,000           11,000
 Other Sales                                      4,885                -            2,495            5,000            5,000
 Earning On Investment                        1,347,880          373,204           53,531           60,000           50,000
 Rent                                                 -                -           13,583                -
 Universal Svc Fee Discount                   1,214,370        1,207,629        1,272,694        1,800,000        1,800,000
 Cell Tower Rental Fee                                -                -                -                -                -
 MABE Refund                                    165,900          241,800                -          100,000          100,000
 Miscellaneous Revenue                          529,168        1,085,309          699,036          817,982          775,000
 Prior Year Balance                           2,500,000        3,000,000       11,000,000       16,130,763        6,000,000
 Gain on Sale of Assets                         141,986          277,706          194,925          200,000          200,000
 Insurance Recovery                             244,736           23,038           75,786          100,000        1,000,000
 Recycling                                            -                -            1,301                -                -
 Out-of-County Living - MD LEAs               3,637,891        3,679,935        3,577,736        3,300,000        2,800,000
 Informal Kinship Care - MD LEAs                623,306          760,536          705,383          650,000          650,000
 Escheat Funds                                        -                -                -                -                -
 Subtotal                                   $11,087,000      $11,500,032      $18,121,733      $23,928,745      $13,906,000

           Total                          $1,133,943,341   $1,174,109,476   $1,197,088,907   $1,210,897,859   $1,217,357,451




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                                     General Fund Revenue
Summary of Revenues                                           enrolled in the Free and Reduced Price Meals program,
                                                              and the funding per student is estimated to be $3,247.
The FY2012 proposed budget for the general fund of            The Limited English Proficiency formula is based on the
$1,217,357,451 is supported by revenues from the state,       number of students requiring those services, and the
county, and other revenue sources. Baltimore County Public    funding per student is estimated to be $3,314. Special
Schools have no authority to levy taxes or issue bonded       Education formula funding is based on the number of
debt. Accordingly, the financial condition of Baltimore       students requiring special education services, with the
County Public Schools is directly related to the financial    funding per student estimated to be $2,477.
condition of the funding authorities— the state and county.
                                                              Handicapped Aid Non-public Placement is also based on a
This section provides a brief review of the following major   formula in which the tuition for Baltimore County Public
revenue sources supporting the general fund budget and        Schools’ students in non-public placements, due to special
related issues impacting funding:                             needs, is partially funded by the state.
• Sources of Revenue
         −   State of Maryland                               There are two programs designed by the state of
         −   Baltimore County                                Maryland to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers
         −   Other Revenue                                   for Maryland classrooms. Funding is provided to Baltimore
• Maintenance of Effort                                      County Public Schools for stipends for qualifying teachers.
• Spending Affordability                                     It is estimated that 140 teachers will earn certification from
                                                             the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards
Sources of Revenue                                           (NBPTS). It is estimated that 450 classroom teachers
                                                             holding an Advanced Professional Certificate will qualify
                                                             for the Advanced Professional Certificate program. The
State of Maryland—The state of Maryland revenues state has discontinued its signing bonus program based on
for FY2012 of $526,373,015 represent 43.2% of the class rank.
general fund.      In the 2002 legislative session, the
Maryland state legislature made significant changes to the The state of Maryland also provides a portion of the
funding for education by passing the Bridge to Excellence funding for the out-of-county living arrangements programs
in Public Schools Act. The act has increased the funding in which Baltimore County Public Schools are reimbursed
provided by the state to the local education agencies for students who are residents of other Maryland
(LEAs) and has removed many of the restrictions in the use jurisdictions, but attend Baltimore County Public Schools.
of the funds that existed previously. Over the past five
years, general fund state revenue has increased Baltimore County—Baltimore County revenues for
considerably, however, the state decreased aid to FY2012 of $672,538,436 represent 55.3% of the general
education in FY2010 due to an error in state property fund. In order to be eligible for its share of state aid, the
assessment data that occurred in 2009.                       local government must provide a minimum funding level
                                                             known as “Maintenance of Effort,” which is described in a
The act changed the calculation for basic state aid, now following section. Baltimore County Public Schools is
termed the Foundation Program. It is calculated on a included as an agency within the county’s annual budget
foundation amount of $6,694 per student with the shares with the funding provided to Baltimore County Public
contributed by the state and local county based on the Schools as an appropriation of the county’s general fund.
relative wealth of the county. Statewide, the state share is
50%, but state funding for Baltimore County is 49.4%.
Overall, the state’s share varies from a low of 15% to a Other Revenue—Revenues from other sources for
high of 73.7%. Baltimore County is expected to receive FY2012 of $18,446,000 represent 1.5 % of the general
an average of $3,304 per student from the state in fund. Included in this category of revenues are tuition
FY2012.                                                      payments from non-resident, summer school, and evening
                                                             high school students and federal stimulus funds.
Under the act, additional funding is provided by formula
for Compensatory Education, Limited English Proficiency, Interest earned on investments is dependent on the current
and Special Education. The calculations under these interest rates, which for the last few years have been low.
formulas are also subject to the relative wealth adjustment One of the largest of the Other Revenue Sources is the
similar to the Foundation Program. The Compensatory local portion of out-of-county living arrangements in which
Education formula is based upon the numbers of students other Maryland jurisdictions reimburse Baltimore County

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                                       General Fund Revenue
Public Schools for their resident students enrolled in enhancements, other significant costs related to enrollment
Baltimore County Public Schools. It is estimated that this growth, growth in the number of students with special
source will be $2,800,000 in FY2012.                       needs, or the effects of inflation on instructional materials
                                                           and employee salary and benefits.
If Baltimore County Public Schools have more revenues
than expenses in a prior year, the excess revenue will Baltimore County Public Schools’ enrollment has increased
accumulate in the fund balance. In subsequent years, it over the past two years (0.7% increase from 103,643 on
will be available for re-appropriation. For FY2012, September 30, 2008 to 104,331 on September 30,
$6,000,000 from the fund balance is included in the 2010).
operating budget.

BCPS applies for funding through the Universal Service               6.00%
Fund program, which is funded by fees charged to
telecommunications companies. Funding and the amount                 5.00%
available is based on expenditures for telecommunications            4.00%
and Internet access.                                                 3.00%
                                                                     2.00%
Maintenance of Effort
                                                                     1.00%
The state program of Maryland’s Maintenance of Effort                0.00%
(MOE) law requires each county to appropriate at least as
much per pupil as it appropriated in the previous year in

                                                                                  FY


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                                                                                                   FY


                                                                                                           FY


                                                                                                                   FY
                                                                                    20


                                                                                            20


                                                                                                    20


                                                                                                            20


                                                                                                                    20
order to receive an increase in the basic state school aid.

                                                                                      07


                                                                                              08


                                                                                                      09


                                                                                                              10


                                                                                                                      11
If enrollment increases, the county government needs to
increase funding to maintain the per pupil amount at the                      Budgeted Growth           SAC Growth
prior year level.


                          County Funding Amount Above % Above
Fiscal Year MOE Amount        of MOE *         MOE *      MOE     Spending Affordability
1996        $403,966,224 $404,228,155           $261,931   0.1%
1997         414,483,600     415,554,678       1,071,078   0.3%
                                                                  In March 1990, the Baltimore County council enacted
1998         424,612,542     426,134,344       1,521,802   0.4%
                                                                  legislation (Bill 33-90) that established a spending afford-
1999         429,773,428     436,977,416       7,203,988   1.7%
                                                                  ability law (Baltimore County Code sections 2-3-101 to 2-
2000         442,769,950     459,187,424      16,417,474   3.7%   3-107) for Baltimore County to ensure that growth in
2001         461,914,141     498,576,934      36,662,793   7.9%   county spending does not exceed the five-year average
2002         501,272,835     534,529,052      33,256,217   6.6%   rate of growth of the county’s economy. The law
2003         536,427,807     547,711,788      11,283,981   2.1%   mandates that the Spending Affordability Committee
2004         555,761,919     560,272,491       4,510,572   0.8%   (SAC) make a recommendation each fiscal year on a level
2005         565,205,034     570,494,248       5,289,214   0.9%   of county spending that would be consistent with the
2006         566,984,118     585,426,077      18,441,959   3.3%   county’s economic growth.
2007         585,260,390     600,315,484      15,055,094   2.6%
2008         596,089,774     610,260,480            Committee guidelines are intended to set recommended
                                              14,170,706   2.4%
2009         600,143,502     634,036,045            maximum county spending levels that should not be
                                              33,892,543   5.6%
2010         629,418,307     659,978,426            exceeded in a particular fiscal year; however, they may
                                              30,560,119   4.9%
2011         661,424,082     661,472,510            be exceeded at the discretion of the Baltimore County
                                                  48,428   0.0%
2012         664,789,453     666,467,030            executive and Baltimore County council if a rationale is
                                               1,677,577   0.3%
Average above the MOE increases received 1996-2011 = 2.7%
                                                    provided for doing so. The Baltimore County executive
*Excluding MSDE approved non-recurring costs.       has not proposed and the Baltimore County council has not
                                                    adopted a budget exceeding the committee’s
                                                    recommended guidelines since the committee was
The MOE law provides increases for basic enrollment established. The committee’s recommendation is released
growth, but does not address required program each February.


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                                  General Fund Expenditures

                                         FY12 Budget by Object Category
                                                $1,217,357,451


              Supplies & Materials            Other Charges
                  $44,911,350                  $331,437,934
                      3.7%                        27.2%                                   Equipment
                                                                                          $10,851,877
                                                                                             0.9%




      Contracted Services
          $51,265,587
             4.2%

                                                                             Salaries & Wages
                                                                               $778,890,703
                                                                                   64.0%




     $1,600,000,000
                                                 Budget History


     $1,200,000,000




      $800,000,000




      $400,000,000




                   $0
                         Salaries &    Contracted    Supplies &
                                                                   Other Charges   Equipment      Total Budget
                          Wages         Services      Materials

     FY08 Actual        $715,486,939   $43,982,918   $41,163,235   $306,703,096    $19,802,289   $1,127,138,477
     FY09 Actual        $727,295,369   $52,461,912   $43,782,829   $320,769,758    $20,512,743   $1,164,822,611
     FY10 Actual        $747,663,324   $51,609,845   $56,813,060   $326,786,901    $9,025,307    $1,191,898,437
     FY11 Adjusted      $778,852,136   $47,984,453   $45,115,662   $329,778,371    $9,167,237    $1,210,897,859
     FY12 Proposed      $778,890,703   $51,265,587   $44,911,350   $331,437,934    $10,851,877   $1,217,357,451



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                                  General Fund Expenditures
Summary of Expenditures Budget                                   of providing learning experiences for students. Included
                                                                 are:
The General Fund Budget is subdivided into groups of             • Curriculum development activities performed by
expenditures that are classified in one of the following              central office personnel, including management and
categories:                                                           supervision of curriculum development
                                                                 • Supervision of guidance and psychological services
Administration                                                   • Development of instructional techniques
                                                                 • Direction, management, and supervision of educational
Administration is the series of accounts that contains ex-
                                                                      media services
penditures for the general regulation, direction, and control
                                                                 • Maintenance of professional libraries
of all educational affairs. The administrative activities
affect the school system as a whole and are not confined         • Review and evaluation of instructional materials and
to a single building, subject, or narrow phase of school              services for schools
activity.   Generally any expenditure made for the               • Audiovisual services
formulation and execution of educational or financial            • Educational television services
policy for the Board of Education of Baltimore County is         The Instructional categories include expenses for activities,
under the Administration category.          It includes the      which directly or indirectly teach students in non-special
expenditures for the salaries and expenses of the                education settings.       They include expenses for most
superintendent and his central office administrative staff,      activities that occur on a regular basis at the school level or
the allowance and expenses of the board members, and             for the benefit of the instructional program, such as school
the expenses of services hired by the board as an aid to         media services, guidance and psychological services for all
administration.                                                  students, and instructional staff development.
For the purpose of budgetary control, most of the accounts
under this category of expenditure have been assigned to         Instructional Salaries
and are unique to one particular activity (i.e., Office of the This category, located in the schools’ section, includes
Superintendent, Internal Audit, Staff Relations, etc.). This   expenditures for salaries and wages for the activities of
distribution permits the analysis of expenditures necessary    teachers, instructional assistants, and student support staff,
to conduct the activities of the various administrative        activities directly related to the teaching of students, the
offices.                                                       interaction between teacher and students, and the well-being
Mid-level Administration                                       of students. Teaching may be provided for students in a school
                                                               classroom or in other learning situations, such as those involving
This category includes the costs of administration and co-curricular activities. Teaching may also be provided through
supervision of districtwide and school-level instructional some other approved medium, such as television, radio,
programs and activities.           The category has two telephone, and correspondence. Also included are salaries for
components:                                                    psychologists, guidance counselors, and others who provide
• Office of the Principal                                      direct service or support for instruction.
• Instructional Administration and Supervision
                                                               Teachers and other instructional positions have been
The Office of the Principal includes activities concerned requested on the basis of a projected enrollment formula.
with managing the operation of a particular school or The formula provides for a class size ratio and for a
schools, including duties performed by the principal, number of special area teachers.
assistant principals, school clerical staff, and others in the
general supervision of individual school administrative The exact composition of staffing at each school is
services.                                                      determined by the principal, with advice from the school-
                                                               based team and oversight from the assistant
Graduation expenses are also included in this category. superintendents of schools. Each spring, the principal is
The salary expenses associated with school administration given an allotment of positions. The principal develops the
are managed centrally. The non-salary expenses of the organization for the school, which details the number and
Office of the Principal are allocated and managed by the types of positions needed in the school for the next year
individual school and are included in the school’s baseline within the published guidelines. The principal and school-
budget allocation.                                             based team may use allotted positions as they deem most
                                                               appropriate to meet individual school goals and objectives.
Instructional administration and supervision includes the
                                                               Once the school organizations are approved, teachers are
activities which enhance instruction and assist instructional
                                                               matched to the positions. Because the organization can
staff in planning, developing, and evaluating the process

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                                General Fund Expenditures
change from year to year, some teachers will receive new Based upon the needs of the student, federal laws require that
assignments or transfers.                                      the school system provide services in one of the following
                                                               settings: general classrooms, special education classrooms,
Instructional Materials & Supplies                             or special schools. When public school programs are
                                                               unable to meet a student’s needs, placement in non-public
This category is limited to expenditures for the state schools is required.
defined object of materials and supplies, which includes
instructional materials, library media, classroom supplies Over half of the students in Baltimore County Public Schools
and equipment up to $4,999.                                    who require special education services also require related
                                                               services.    These include speech language pathology,
Funds for instructional materials and supplies may be occupational and physical therapy, audiology, assistive
managed either at the school site or by central technology, adapted physical education, parent counseling
administration. Funds managed by the schools include the and training, social services, extended-year services,
baseline allocation, which is based primarily on enrollment, assessment services, vocational evaluation, transition
and may include magnet and/or other special program services, and home and hospital instruction.
funding. Central offices manage instructional costs for
items that are a systemwide priority, such as instructional Student Personnel Services
staff development or technology. Costs for supplies and
materials for those activities are appropriately included in This category includes expenditures for activities designed
this category.                                                 to improve student attendance at school and to address
                                                               student problems in the home, the school, and the
Other Instructional Costs                                      community. The pupil personnel worker uses casework
                                                               techniques in working with parents, pupils, and personnel,
This category includes expenditures for miscellaneous and provides a liaison among home, school, and community
instructional costs and equipment for activities directly resources.
related to the teaching of students, the interaction between
teacher and students, and the well-being of students. Health Services
Included in the category are equipment over $5,000,
athletic referee services, contracted services, and staff Health services, as provided by the professional school
development and training for teachers.                         nurse, strengthens the educational process of students by
                                                               assisting them to improve or adapt to their health status.
Instructional costs may be managed either at the school site Activities include health assessment, care of the ill and
or by central administration. Funds managed at the school injured, health counseling, prevention and control of
site level include most routine recurring expenditures. The communicable diseases, administration of medication,
allocation of funds to the site is based primarily on assistance with health instruction, and monitoring of the
enrollment for baseline expenses and some special school environment. Health services also give support to
education costs. Magnet and special program funds are staff wellness programs.
determined on an individual school basis.
Central offices manage instructional costs for items that are Health services funds are controlled both centrally and at
either a systemwide priority, such as staff development or schools. Each school is responsible for budgeting a portion
technology, or for significant, non-recurring costs, such as of its per-pupil allocations to cover supplies and materials
major equipment repair.                                        used by the nurse in the school. Funds managed centrally
                                                               are used for such items as health related staff
Special Education                                              development and large equipment purchases, such as
                                                               refrigerators for the health suites in the schools.
This category includes activities designed for students, who
through appropriate assessment, have been determined to Student Transportation
have temporary or long-term special education needs
arising from cognitive, emotional, and/or physical factors, Student transportation services are those activities that
as defined in the State Board of Education’s Special involve the transporting of pupils to and from school
Education Bylaws. Unlike regular education expenses that activities either between home and school or on trips for
are split into three categories, one for salaries, one for curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities. In
supplies and materials, and one for other instructional costs, addition to vehicle operation and monitoring services, the
both salary and non-salary expenses for special education Office of Transportation must also provide for vehicle
are combined. Schools and central offices manage these maintenance services. Transportation expenses include bus
funds.                                                         driver salaries, fuel and oil, bus purchases, contractor

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expenses, parts, and repair expenses. Baltimore County          Employees’ benefits are negotiated with each of the
Public Schools’ bus fleet consists of both regular school and   bargaining units with regard to the types of coverage
special education buses. State laws permit buses 12 years       available and cost sharing parameters. Baltimore County
old or less on the road without waivers. Baltimore County       Public Schools make use of employee benefit consulting
Public Schools has obtained waivers to operate buses            when evaluating and selecting plans and carriers. In 1996,
beyond the 12 year limit. In addition to its fleet, the school  Baltimore County Public Schools joined the Baltimore
system contracts a portion of its regular (non-special          County self-insurance pool for health care. Liability
education) routes. All contractors are required to meet         insurance is provided through the MABE (Maryland
Baltimore County Public Schools operating standards.            Association of Boards of Education) insurance pool.
                                                                Baltimore County Public Schools are self-insured for
Operation of Plant                                              unemployment and are part of the Baltimore County self-
The operation of plant category consists of housekeeping insurance pool for workers’ compensation.
activities to keep the physical plant open, comfortable, Capital Outlay
safe, and ready for use. This involves such things as
cleaning, disinfecting, heating, lighting, communications, This category includes expenditures related to the cost of
moving furniture, handling materials, caring for grounds, directing and managing the acquisition, construction, and
and other housekeeping activities that are repeated on a renovation of land, buildings, and equipment. Included in
daily, weekly, monthly, or seasonal basis. Operation of the outlay are site acquisition and improvement services;
plant does not include the repair and replacement of architecture and engineering services; educational
facilities and fixed equipment.                                 specifications development services; and building
                                                                acquisition, construction, and improvement services. The
Operating expenses include utilities, telecommunications
                                                                costs of land, buildings, or construction paid by the
costs, custodial salaries and supplies, grounds salaries and
                                                                General Fund are included in this category.
supplies, and contracted services such as trash removal. The
operations budget includes a specific line for overtime
                                                                Objects of Expenditure
salaries because the custodial and grounds staff work
excess hours under snow and difficult weather conditions, The general fund expenditures are also subdivided into
or when a situation arises that may affect the opening of a accounting objects, which define the nature of the item or
building.                                                       service purchased. The Maryland State Department of
                                                                Education (MSDE) provides guidance in determining the
Maintenance of Plant                                            appropriate object for each expenditure. The five objects
                                                                used for the general fund are salaries and wages,
The maintenance of plant category consists of activities
                                                                contracted services, supplies and materials, other charges,
related to the upkeep of the grounds, buildings, and
                                                                and equipment.
equipment to their original condition of completeness and
to maintain efficiency by responding to the need for repair Salaries and wages are expenditures incurred for
and replacement. Included in this category are preventive personnel on the Baltimore County Public Schools payroll.
maintenance, maintenance due to unpredictable Included are salaries for substitutes, sabbaticals, overtime,
circumstances, and minor improvements and alterations to and professional development workshops.
the original condition or function, such as bringing a
building in compliance with changing code requirements Contracted services are services performed by persons
relative to safety, health, environmental, and fire codes. who are not Baltimore County Public Schools’ employees.
Most maintenance activities deal with the service and Expenditures for renting land, buildings, equipment, and
repair to building systems (heating, cooling, ventilation, vehicles are also considered contract services. Among the
electrical, and plumbing) and finishes (floors, walls, ceiling, services that Baltimore County Public Schools provide are:
lights, and fixtures.)                                          repairs and maintenance of equipment and buildings; trash
                                                                removal; construction; advertising; transportation; printing
Fixed Charges                                                   and binding; professional and technical services such as
                                                                auditors, medical doctors, nurses, and computer
Expenditures of a generally recurrent nature that are not programmers.
readily allocated to specific programs are included in this
category. These are indirect expenditures and include such Supplies and materials are items that are consumable,
items as social security, health and life insurance for better to replace than repair, or have a per unit cost of
employees, unemployment compensation, retirement less than $5,000. Included are instructional materials,
contributions, tuition reimbursement, and liability insurance. library books, instructional supplies, small tools, and

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                                 General Fund Expenditures
postage.

Other charges include expenditures for social security and
other employee benefits, travel, insurance, utilities,
telecommunications, professional dues, staff development,
expenses and other costs not attributable to another object.

Equipment includes fixed asset items such as land, buildings,
machinery, vehicles, furniture, and fixtures. Under the
MSDE reporting guidelines, items considered to be
equipment have a per unit cost of $5,000 or more.




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                                         Special Revenue Fund

                                               FY12 Budget by Object Category
                                                        $87,655,456


                                    Other Charges                       Equipment
                                     $15,671,739                         $397,789
                                        17.9%                              0.4%
                                                                                                      Transfer/Indirect
                                                                                                       Cost Recovery
     Supplies & Materials                                                                                $8,959,622
         $4,749,243                                                                                        10.2%
             5.4%




        Contracted Services                                                                         Salaries & Wages
            $11,189,907                                                                                $46,687,156
               12.8%                                                                                      53.3%




       $100,000,000
                                                      Budget History

        $80,000,000



        $60,000,000



        $40,000,000



        $20,000,000



                     $0
                                                                                                 Transfer/
                          Salaries &    Contracted    Supplies &      Other
                                                                                  Equipm ent   Indirect Cost Total Budget
                           Wages         Services      Materials     Charges
                                                                                                 Recovery

       FY08 Actual        $41,447,987   $7,686,198    $4,850,582    $13,724,648   $2,452,110     $811,307    $70,972,832
       FY09 Actual        $38,835,437   $4,177,944    $3,327,423    $13,774,722   $1,746,692    $1,206,167   $63,068,385
       FY10 Actual        $47,369,807   $9,821,939    $11,967,833   $19,415,111    $338,242     $1,545,801   $90,458,733
       FY11 Adjusted      $51,980,599   $11,594,274   $5,610,304    $22,270,415    $244,731     $2,748,390   $94,448,713
       FY12 Proposed      $46,687,156   $11,189,907   $4,749,243    $15,671,739    $397,789     $8,959,622   $87,655,456



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                                     Special Revenue Fund
 The special revenue fund is used for federal, state, local, and other restricted programs that are set apart from the
 current operating budget to permit a more accurate accounting of each specific program. Each year, new
 appropriations are requested for the anticipated grants.

 Within this section, grants are aligned by program with descriptions, revenue sources, and planned spending
 information.

 The FY2012 budget for the special revenue fund totals $87.7 million and 655.7 FTEs. Of the total budget, $46.7
 million (53.3%) is for salaries and $41.0 million (46.7%) is for non-salary expenditures, which represents a $6.8
 million decrease from the FY2011 adjusted special revenue fund budget of $94.4 million.

   Special Revenue Fund Summary
                                                  FY10                 FY11 Adj                 FY12
                                               Actual     FTE        Budget       FTE    Proposed       FTE

   Positions
   Professional                                          411.7                  445.6                  366.6
   Support Staff                                         492.0                  470.1                  289.1
           Total                                         903.7                  915.7                  655.7

   Revenue
   Local                                      198,428                 48,428                48,428
   State                                   6,436,673                8,521,467             7,119,240
   Federal                                62,666,372              67,133,236             75,036,103
   Federal-ARRA                           25,311,566              15,403,567              2,089,075
   Other                                      485,188               3,342,015             3,362,610
           Total Revenue                $95,098,227              $94,448,713            $87,655,456

   Expenditure Budget by Object Classes
   Salaries and Wages                     47,369,807              51,980,599             46,687,156
   Contracted Services                     9,821,939              11,594,274             11,189,907
   Supplies & Materials                   11,967,833                5,610,304             4,749,243
   Other Charges                          19,415,111              22,270,415             15,671,739
   Equipment                                  338,242                244,731               397,789
   Transfer/Indirect Cost Recovery         1,545,801                2,748,390             8,959,622
           Total Expenditures           $90,458,733              $94,448,713            $87,655,456




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               Enterprise Fund - Food and Nutrition Services
 The enterprise fund is required for state reporting purposes to account for the operation of the Office of Food and
 Nutrition Services, including all activities involved in providing nutritious food for the students of Baltimore County
 Public Schools. This fund is classified as a proprietary-type enterprise fund.

                                       FY12 Budget by Object Category
                                                $37,916,012


                                                           Employee Benefits
                                      Other Charges           $5,152,107                  Equipment
                                         $462,642                13.6%                     $200,000
                                           1.2%                                              0.5%
     Supplies & Materials
         $14,389,170                                                                      Indirect Overhead
            37.9%                                                                              $820,120
                                                                                                 2.2%



                                                                                        Salaries
              Contracted Services                                                     $16,184,473
                   $707,500                                                              42.7%
                     1.9%




                                                       Budget History




     $40,000,000



     $30,000,000



     $20,000,000



     $10,000,000



              $0
                     FY08 Actual       FY09 Actual       FY10 Actual      FY11 Adjusted     FY12 Proposed
    Revenue          $35,456,790       $35,976,522       $37,159,459       $37,301,146       $37,916,012
    Expenditures     $35,555,466       $36,406,538       $36,212,430       $37,301,146       $37,916,012


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               Enterprise Fund - Food and Nutrition Services
 Description of the Office                                    Goals for 2011-2012
 The Office of Food and Nutrition Services (OFNS)             •   Each school will provide meal services at optimal
 provides nutritious and appetizing meals in a supportive         capacity.
 and attractive atmosphere for the students of Baltimore      •   Implement the long-term replacement schedule for
 County Public Schools. The office supports the education         vehicles, equipment, and computer hardware.
 of our children by promoting life-long healthy attitudes     •   Lunch prices were raised approximately 15% in FY09
 and eating habits.                                               due to the increased cost of food. No additional
                                                                  increases are planned for FY2011or FY2012.

  Food and Nutrition Services - Enterprise Fund
                                               FY10                       FY11                     FY12
                                              Actual        FTE         Adopted       FTE        Proposed     FTE

  Positions
  Professional                                           71.0                         73.0                     72.0
  Support Staff                                         518.2                        511.1                    496.9
        Total                                           589.2                        584.1                    568.9
  Revenue
  Lunch sales                        $    8,713,319               $    9,150,255             $    8,413,993
  Breakfast Sales                           345,246                      459,890                    359,332
  Other Sales                             6,211,625                    6,317,920                  6,208,000
  Cash Over Sales                             5,927                          -                          -
  Contract Sales                             35,532                       40,000                     37,000
  Federal Reimbursement                  19,141,742                   18,897,081                 20,287,687
  State Reimbursement                       830,728                      833,000                    805,000
  Federal Food Donations                  1,878,295                    1,600,000                  1,800,000
  Investment Income                           2,429                        3,000                      5,000
  Gain/Loss on Sale of Assets                (5,384)                         -                          -
        Total Revenue                $   37,159,459               $   37,301,146             $   37,916,012
  Expenditures
  Administrative Salaries            $    1,545,922               $    1,585,480             $    1,617,083
  Office Clerical / Data Support            444,074                      433,302                    499,420
  Warehouse Staff                           558,420                      612,354                    591,749
  School Management                       4,397,788                    4,668,457                  4,820,883
  School Staff                            7,520,732                    8,006,714                  7,941,946
  Substitutes / Overtime                    559,725                      606,000                    583,000
  Special Program Staff                     196,059                      207,824                    130,392
  Contracted Services                       555,213                      655,500                    707,500
  Supplies                               13,667,323                   14,157,250                 14,389,170
  Operation Expenses                        337,343                      377,480                    462,642
  (Less Depreciation)                     1,637,340                          -                          -
  Employee Benefits                       4,479,934                    4,992,187                  5,152,107
  Equipment / Vehicles                      155,618                      200,000                    200,000
  Indirect Overhead                         156,939                      798,598                    820,120
       Total Expenditures            $   36,212,430               $   37,301,146             $   37,916,012
       Net Income (Loss)                   $947,029                           $0                        $0


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                                      Capital Projects Fund


                                       FY12 Budget by Object Category
                                               $204,403,139


                                                                                            Additional Projects
                                                                                              $102,621,095
                                                                                                   50.2%



   Capital Maintenance
      & Alterations
       $53,312,000
           26.1%

                                                                         New Construction
                                                                           $48,470,044
                                                                              23.7%




                                                  Budget History



           $300,000,000



           $200,000,000



           $100,000,000



                    $0
                             FY07        FY08          FY09          FY10            FY11           FY12
                           Adjusted     Adopted       Adopted       Adopted         Adopted       Proposed
                            Budget      Budget        Budget        Budget          Budget         Budget
      Baltimore County $135,337,000 $171,088,000 $118,188,000 $196,712,803         $13,672,280   $125,529,000
      State of Maryland $35,053,000    $52,250,000   $40,985,681   $28,000,000     $29,000,000   $78,874,139




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                                      Capital Projects Fund
 The Baltimore County Public Schools’ Capital Budget            Dundalk High School and Sollers Point Technical High
 consists of two separate and distinct sources of funding.      School. The state had previously funded $6,556,956 for
 They are allocated from Baltimore County Government            the project in FY2011. State funding of $5,085,095 is
 and the State of Maryland.                                     requested for limited renovation and addition at Milford
                                                                Mill Academy.        The state had previously funded
 Baltimore County Government                                    $2,168,905 for the project in FY2011. BCPS is also
                                                                requesting state funding for limited renovation and
 Funding provided by Baltimore County Government is             addition projects at Parkville and Hereford High Schools .
 based on a two-year budget cycle. The proposed                 The construction of a 300 seat addition and renovation of
 budget for FY2012 totals $125,590,000. The six-year            the existing Hampton Elementary School will require
 capital program for FY2011 through FY2016 has                  $6,558,000 in state funding and $7,000,000 in
 projected funding of $335,269,000.                             additional county funding. Roof replacements projects
                                                                have been requested at Lutherville Laboratory
 State of Maryland                                              Elementary, Westowne Elementary, Sudbrook Magnet
                                                                Middle, Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies,
 Funding is provided from the Public School Construction        Warren Elementary, Franklin Middle, Elmwood
 program administered by the state of Maryland on an            Elementary, Middle River Middle, Seven Oaks Elementary
 annual basis. Funds are requested for certain projects         and Jacksonville Elementary.        BCPS has requested
 and must meet strict standards according to state              $6,860,000 from the state and $12,261,000 from the
 regulations. State funding will only match up to 50% of        county to complete the roofing projects. County funding
 the total construction costs of a project. An application      of $17,550,000 is requested for various site improvement
 and appeal process is in place, and all twenty-three           projects at forty one schools. These projects include
 counties and Baltimore City compete for the available          resurfacing parking lots, driveways and drop loops,
 funds as determined by the governor and the state              constructing additional parking areas, repair concrete
 legislature. State funding of $78,874,139 has been             curb and gutters, repair and resurface multi-use courts
 requested for FY2012.                                          and fence replacement.

                                                                Impact on Operating Budget
 Highlights
                                                                Systemic improvements such as HVAC upgrades including
 A renovation program began in FY1999 to modernize
                                                                the replacement of old boilers with new higher efficiency
 basic infrastructure at all schools. Currently, ninety-eight
                                                                boilers, plumbing and electrical improvements and roof
 elementary schools and four special schools have been
                                                                renovations, help minimize operating funds required for
 completed. In addition, twenty-one middle schools have
                                                                maintenance and energy usage. Replacement of old
 been completed and five others are currently under
                                                                windows with new thermal, energy efficient window
 construction and nearing completion. State funding of
                                                                systems help with the reduction in energy usage at schools.
 $23,912,044 is requested for the construction of a new


                                   Historical Funding Summary Table
                                                                                               State of
                                                   Baltimore County                          Maryland
                 FY2007 Adj. Budget                   $135,337,000                        $35,053,000
                 FY2008 Adopted                       $171,088,000                        $52,250,000
                 FY2009 Adopted                       $118,188,000                        $40,985,681
                 FY2010 Adopted                       $196,712,803                        $28,000,000
                 FY2011 Adopted                         $13,672,280                       $29,000,000
                 FY2012 Proposed                      $125,529,000                        $78,874,139

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                                    Capital Projects Fund
 State of Maryland Portion
 (in Thousands of Dollars)

                                                                 FY10            FY011           FY12
                 SCHOOL/PROJECT TITLE                           Budget           Budget        Proposed

 Catonsville HS - Limited Renovation                                1,248
 West Towson ES - New Construction                                  4,026             3,032
 George Washington Carver HS - New Construction                    10,950            11,142
 Pine Grove MS - Exterior Wall Repair                               1,025
 Stemmers Run MS - Boiler Replacement                                 308
 Glyndon ES - Boiler Replacement                                      256
 Oliver Beach ES - Boiler Replacement                                 256
 Dundalk ES - Boiler Replacement                                      256
 Fifth District ES - Chiller Replacement                              261
 Hebbville ES - Window Replacement                                    529
 Chesapeake Terrace ES - Window Replacement                           256
 Seventh District ES - Window Replacement                             230
 Shady Spring ES - Window Replacement                                 230
 White Oak School - Window Replacement                                307
 Perry Hall MS - Roof Replacement                                   1,340
 Catonsville HS - Roof Replacement                                    898
 Colgate ES - Roof Replacement                                        400
 Bear Creek ES - Roof Replacement                                     925
 Battle Grove ES - Roof Replacement                                   961
 Carney ES - Roof Replacement                                         809
 Halstead Academy - Roof Replacement                                  828
 Pot Spring ES - Roof Replacement                                     773
 Prettyboy ES - Roof Replacement                                      337
 Seventh District ES - Roof Replacement                               591
 Dundalk HS & Sollers Point Tech. HS - New Construction                               6,556         23,912
 Milford Mill Academy - Limited Renovation & Addition                                 2,169          5,085
 Randallstown HS - AHU Controls                                                       3,075
 Riverview ES - Chiller Replacement/Installation                                        308
 Catonsville Alt. Center - Windows/Exterior Door Replacement                            256
 Old Court MS - Chiller Installation                                                    410
 Hereford HS - Water Tank Replacement                                                   564
 Norwood ES - Roof Replacement                                                          735
 Wellwood International ES - Roof Replacement                                           753
 Hampton ES - Addition & Renovation                                                                  6,558
 Parkville HS - Limited Renovation & Addition                                                       11,436
 Hereford HS - Renovation & Addition                                                                21,745
 Western School of Technology - Chiller Replacement                                                    564
 General John Stricker MS - HVAC Controls                                                            1,650
 Rosedale Center for Alt. Studies - Windows/Ext. Door Rep.                                             280
 Fullerton ES - Window/Exterior Door Replacement                                                       194




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                                     Capital Projects Fund
 State of Maryland Portion
 (in Thousands of Dollars)

                                                                     FY10         FY011           FY12
                  SCHOOL/PROJECT TITLE                              Budget        Budget        Proposed
 Pine Grove ES - Window/Exterior Door Replacement                                                      236
 Parkville MS - Boiler Replacement                                                                     354
 Lutherville Laboratory ES - Roof Replacement                                                          705
 Westowne ES - Roof Replacement                                                                        766
 Catonsville Center for Alt. Studies - Roof Replacement                                                362
 Warren ES - Roof Replacement                                                                          703
 Franklin MS - Roof Replacement                                                                        862
 Elmwood ES - Roof Replacement                                                                         470
 Middle River MS - Roof Replacement                                                                  1,716
 Seven Oaks ES - Roof Replacement                                                                      802
 Jacksonville ES - Roof Replacement                                                                    474




 TOTAL                                                                 $28,000       $29,000         $78,874




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                                    Capital Projects Fund

 Baltimore County Portion
 (in Thousands of Dollars)
                                                                                               Total for
                                                       FY10        FY11          FY12       6 Year Program
             SCHOOL/PROJECT TITLE                     Budget      Adopted      Proposed       FY12 - FY17

 Major Maintenance                                        8,742      11,139         9,763           40,978
 Alterations/Code Updates/Restorations                    2,500                     2,500            7,500
 Roof Replacements                                       13,827                    12,261           27,261
 Site Improvements                                        3,500                    17,550           23,550
 Fuel Tank Replacement                                      300                       300              850
 Access for the Disabled                                    800                       800            2,350
 Site Acquisition                                         1,000                     2,000            4,000
 Kitchen Equipment Upgrades                               1,750                     1,750            4,500
 Transportation Improvements                              1,000                     2,000            6,000
 York Road Corridor - New Construction & Additions        5,000       2,500         1,000            1,000
 High School Systemic Renovation & Modernization        152,609          33        52,605          194,280
 Food Service Warehouse - Renovation                      3,200
 Perry Hall Middle - Roof Replacement                     2,484
 New Elementary School                                                             16,000           16,000
 Hampton ES - Addition                                                              7,000            7,000




 Total                                                $196,712      $13,672      $125,529         $335,269




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                                        Capital Projects Fund
FY12 - FY17 CAPITAL BUDGET
BALTIMORE COUNTY FUNDS ONLY
(In Thousands of Dollars)
                                                                                                        Total for
New Construction                                  FY12     FY13        FY14    FY15      FY16    FY17 6 Yr. Prog.
Elementary School - New                          16,000       0            0      0         0       0     16,000
Site Acquisition                                  2,000       0        2,000      0         0       0       4,000
Sub-Total:                                      $18,000      $0       $2,000     $0        $0      $0    $20,000

Capital Maintenance &                                                                                   Total for
Alterations                                       FY12     FY13        FY14    FY15      FY16    FY17 6 Yr. Prog.
Roof Replacements                                12,261       0        8,000      0      7,000      0     27,261
Major Maintenance                                 9,763       0       16,215      0     15,000      0     40,978
Alterations, Code Updates                         2,500       0        3,000      0      2,000      0       7,500
Site Improvements                                17,550       0        4,000      0      2,000      0     23,550
Fuel Tank Replacements                              300       0          300      0        250      0         850
Access for the Disabled                             800       0          800      0        750      0       2,350
Sub-Total:                                      $43,174      $0      $32,315     $0    $27,000     $0   $102,489

                                                                                                        Total for
Additional Projects                               FY12     FY13        FY14    FY15      FY16    FY17 6 Yr. Prog.
High Schools - Systemic Renovation & Modern.     52,605       0       71,675      0     70,000      0    194,280
Hampton ES - Addition                             7,000       0            0      0          0      0       7,000
York Road Corridor - New Construction & Add.      1,000       0            0      0          0      0       1,000
Rolling Road Mansion - Renovations                    0       0            0      0          0      0           0
Kitchen Equipment Upgrades                        1,750       0        1,750      0      1,000      0       4,500
Transportation Improvements                       2,000       0        2,000      0      2,000      0       6,000
Sub-Total:                                      $64,355      $0      $75,425     $0    $73,000     $0   $212,780

Totals:                                        $125,529      $0     $109,740     $0   $100,000     $0   $335,269




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                                       Debt Service Fund

                                      FY12 Budget by Object Category
                                               $35,388,092



            Interest
          $15,627,092
             44.2%




                                                                                         Principal
                                                                                        $19,761,000
                                                                                           55.8%




                                                    Budget History

       $40,000,000



       $30,000,000



       $20,000,000



       $10,000,000



               $0
                      FY08 Actual     FY09 Actual        FY10 Actual   FY11 Budget   FY12 Proposed
      Debt Service    $26,157,688     $26,377,164        $26,931,693   $32,311,880    $35,388,092




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                                        Debt Service Fund
 The Board of Education of Baltimore County has no taxing authority and may not issue long-term debt instruments.
 Consequently, the board is fiscally dependent upon federal, state, and county governments to finance the operation
 of the Baltimore County Public Schools.

 The board has no contingent liability for the repayment of long-term debts incurred by the state and county to
 finance the construction of public schools in the county. Therefore, the board has no legal debt margin. The
 reporting of annual county debt service and related revenues pertaining to the board in the debt service fund is
 required by state law.

 The debt service fund is required for state reporting purposes to account for the payment of interest and principal
 on long-term general obligation debt. Debt results from the sale of bonds used for construction and renovation
 through the capital budget.



 Debt Service Fund
                                                          FY10                      FY11                      FY12
                                                         Actual                   Budget                  Proposed

 Revenue
 Local Sources                                       26,931,693                32,311,880                35,388,092
 State Sources                                                0                         0                         0

          Total Revenue                            $26,931,693                $32,311,880               $35,388,092

 Expenditures
 Debt Service - County
 Principal                                           15,708,000                18,327,000                19,761,000
 Interest                                            11,223,693                13,984,880                15,627,092

          Total Expenditures                       $26,931,693                $32,311,880               $35,388,092




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                                          Debt Service Fund

                                             Debt Obligation


   The Statement of General Obligation Debt Outstanding and the Statement of Legal Debt Limit has been
   provided by the Baltimore County Budget Message, April 15, 2010, for the FY2011 Adopted Budget.
   Following is the county’s description of the Debt Service.

   1. The county will seek to maintain its Triple A bond rating by establishing maximum debt ratios, a limit
      above which it will not issue additional debt, but would decrease capital spending or increase Pay-As-
      You-Go (PAYGO) financing, in order to control the future debt service burden.
   2. The county will update its debt affordability study each year in conjunction with its capital budget
      process. The study helps the county monitor its debt position and compliance with debt policies.
   3. The county will not use short-term borrowing to finance operating budget requirements. The county has
      never issued tax or revenue anticipation notes.
   4. The county does not intend to have any fixed rate bond anticipation notes outstanding for a period of
      longer than two years.
   5. The county will maintain a Debt to Full Value ratio in the range of 1.8% to 2.2% and Debt to Personal
      Income ratio in the range of 2.75% to 3.0% and debt per capita in the range of $1,800 to $2,000.
   6. The county will maintain a Debt Service to Revenues ratio in the range of 8% to 9%.
   7. The county will ensure that the rapidity of debt repayment on new net tax-supported debt does not
      fall below 25% retired in 5 years and 50% retired in 10 years. The county currently retires 41% of
      net tax-supported debt in 5 years and 69% in 10 years.
   8. The county will budget contributions to PAYGO financing of the Capital Budget in each fiscal year.
      The county has used PAYGO financing since 1964. The County’s contributions to PAYGO financing are
      as follows for recent fiscal years:

              Fiscal Year                          PAYGO Amount
              2003                                    $1.0 million
              2004                                    $3.0 million
              2005                                   $45.3 million
              2006                                  $112.3 million
              2007                                  $143.8 million
              2008                                  $146.9 million
              2009                                  $138.5 million
              2010                                   $33.1 million
              2011                                    $2.6 million
              2012                                   Not Available

   9. The county will maintain the self-supporting status of the Metropolitan District operations.




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                                                          Debt Service Fund


                     Statement of General Obligation Debt Outstanding

                        Information Provided by the Baltimore County Budget Message, April 2010.


                                                                                                                                                  Estimated
                                                                                         As of June 30,              As of June 30,             As of June 30,
                                                                                             2009                        2010                       2011


  Public Facility Bonds                                                                        318,067,000                384,790,000                 508,147,000

  Community College Bonds                                                                       32,709,000                  46,004,000                  67,494,000

  Public School Bonds                                                                          223,459,000                271,771,000                 342,444,000

  Commercial Paper Notes                                                                        46,140,000                  38,885,000                  31,805,000

  Pension Liability Funding Bonds                                                              175,000,000                174,900,000                 174,900,000

                Total Debt Applicable to Debt Limit                                          $795,375,000                $916,350,000            $1,124,790,000




                                               Statement of Legal Debt Limit


                                                                                                                                                  Estimated
                                                                                         As of June 30,              As of June 30,             As of June 30,
                                                                                             2009                        2010                       2011

  Estimated Assessable Basis as of June 30th                                              82,000,182,038              89,373,505,773             89,462,122,200


  Legal Margin for Creation of Additional Debt
  Debt Limit (4% of Assessable Basis)                                                       3,280,007,282               3,574,940,231              3,578,484,888

  Total Applicable Debt                                                                        795,375,000                916,350,000              1,124,790,000

  Total Legal Margin for Creation of Additional Debt                                      $2,484,632,282              $2,658,590,231             $2,453,694,888


  * General obligation indebtedness of the county issued pursuant to “full faith and credit” authority granted under Article VII, Section 717 of the Baltimore
  County Charter may not exceed 4% of the assessed value of all real and personal property subject to assessment for unlimited taxation by the county. The
  debt limit was changed from 10% to 4% effective July 1, 2006.


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                                     Performance Measures
                                                      Schools
 The Baltimore County Public Schools are committed to the vision, mission, belief statements, and key strategies of the
 Blueprint for Progress by achieving success through the measurement of the following selected performance measures:

 •   All schools must achieve an attendance rate of at least 94% (state standard).
 •   All high schools must meet a graduation rate of at least 90% (state standard).
 •   All high schools must have an annual dropout rate of less than 3% (state standard).
 •   All high schools will meet or exceed the national average for combined verbal and mathematics scores on the SAT.




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                            Board of Education of Baltimore County
  The Board of Education of Baltimore County is committed to the vision, mission, belief statements, and key
  strategies of the Blueprint for Progress by achieving success through the following selected performance
  measures:




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                     Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools
 The superintendent is committed to the vision, mission, belief statements, and key strategies of the Blueprint for Progress
 by achieving success through the following selected performance measures:




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                                                Business Services
  The deputy superintendent of Business Services is committed to the vision, mission, belief statements, and key strate-
  gies of the Blueprint for Progress by achieving success through the following selected performance measures:




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                                              Business Services




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                                              Business Services




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                                              Business Services




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                                         Curriculum and Instruction
  The executive assistant to the superintendent is committed to the vision, mission, belief statements, and key strategies
  of the Blueprint for Progress by achieving success through the following selected performance measures:




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                                      Curriculum and Instruction




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                                                Enterprise Fund
 The Office of Food and Nutrition Services is committed to the vision, mission, belief statements, and key strategies of
 the Blueprint for Progress by achieving success through the following selected performance measures:




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                                              Enterprise Fund




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                                                  Glossary
Accuplacer—a college readiness examination that is              AMO—Annual Measurable Objective Target - the
offered to students to determine their ability to take          percentage of students that are at the proficient level.
college level courses in Baltimore County Public Schools.       The number serves as the benchmark for comparison with
Accuplacer is a test used as part of the Baltimore County       the score achieved on the Maryland School Assessment.
Public Schools College Readiness Program. The test is
administered by assessors at the Community College of           Annual Budget—the allocation of funds to support the
Baltimore County (CCBC). The results are communicated           activities of the school system.
to the schools by CCBC. Students are identified in three
different groups: “College ready,” “On track,” and “See         Appropriation—an authorization granted by a legislative
counselor.” Counselors work with students to identify           body to make expenditures and to incur obligations for
programs that may be beneficial to students desiring a          specific purposes.
parallel enrollment at a community college, and/or
higher-level course selection in high school.                   ARRA—American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
                                                                provided funds from the federal government to stimulate
Achievement Awards—financial recognition awards will            the economy in the short term and invest in education and
be given to schools that have met state standards on the        other essential public services to ensure the long-term
Maryland School Assessments.                                    economic health of our nation.

ADA—Americans with Disabilities Act.                            AVID—Advancement via Individual Determination
                                                                program prepares students to be college-ready.
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)—is the growth in student
achievement from year to year as measured by the                Baltimore County Achievement Gap Improvement
Maryland School Assessment (MSA) program. AYP will              Awards—funds are awarded to schools to recognize
be determined not only for schools and school systems but       achievement on the Maryland School Performance Results.
for disaggregated data sets, e.g., gender, race/ethnicity,
free/reduced meals, special education.                          Baseline Budget—a component of the school’s budgeted
                                                                funds contained within the system’s operating budget. It
Adjusted Budget—occurs when changes are made to the             is based on a two-part arithmetic formula. Part one is an
fund or category amount and are approved by the                 allocation to each school based on regular enrollment.
Baltimore County council.                                       Part two is an additional allocation to each school based
                                                                on the actual enrollment of qualifying special education
Administration Category—activities associated with the          children in the school.
general regulations, direction, and control of the school
system.                                                         BCPS—Baltimore County Public Schools.

Advanced Placement (AP) Program—represents a                    BRASS—Budget Reporting Analysis Support System used
cooperative effort between secondary schools and                to record historical spending, compile budget proposals,
colleges and universities. It is a program of introductory      project salary expenditures and present the budget
college-level courses for students who are willing and          document as it passes through several stages of review
able to apply themselves to college-level studies during        prior to the final adoption.
their high school years. Students who successfully
complete AP courses and exams may be exempt from                Budget—a plan of financial operation including an
introductory courses by many colleges and universities.         estimate of proposed expenditures for a given period.

AFSCME—American Federation of State, County, and                Budget Appropriation Transfer (BAT)—is the transfer of
Municipal Employees bargaining unit.                            funds from an account in one category to an account in a
                                                                different category. BATs require the approval of the
AIM—Articulated Instruction Module.                             Baltimore County council.

Alternate Maryland School Assessment (ALT-MSA)—is               Budget Line Transfers (BLT)—a method used to transfer
designed for students with disabilities who are unable to       money from one account to another.
participate in the Maryland School Assessment (MSA)
even when accommodations are provided.

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                                                   Glossary
Budgeted Funds—the money available to the school or           CTE—Career and Technology Education.
office included in the operating budget of the system that
is a component of all fiscal resources.                       Debt Service Fund—used to report the payment of
                                                              interest and principal for long-term capital projects.
Built-in—non-discretionary budget items, such as rent,
fuel, and utilities.
                                                              ELL—English Language Learners.
Capital Fund—used to report the long-term projects for        ESPBC—Baltimore (County Instructional) Assistants and
the purchase, construction, renovation, and maintenance       Clerical Employees bargaining unit.
of the school buildings.
                                                              Encumbrances—purchase orders, contracts, and other
Capital Outlay Category—activities concerned with the         commitments which are chargeable to an appropriation
acquisition of fixed assets or additions to fixed assets      and for which a part of the appropriation is reserved.
through the purchase, construction, renovation, and           They cease to be encumbrances when paid or when
maintenance of the school land and its buildings.             actual liability is set up.
CASE—Council of Administrative and Supervisory                Enterprise Fund—used to report the operation of the
Employees bargaining unit.                                    food service program as required by law.
Category—refers to a group of services aimed at               Equipment—expenditures for the purchase of new or
accomplishing a certain purpose or end, for example,          replacement fixed assets, such as equipment, vehicles,
Administration, Instruction, and Fixed Charges.               buildings, school sites, and other property.
Child Find—maintains a system for identifying children        ESOL—English for Speakers of Other Languages.
from age three through age 21 who may have a
disability and may need special education and related         EYE—extended year employment.
services. Any student, age three through age 20, who
resides in Baltimore County and attends a private or          Even Start—educational program designed to improve
parochial school in Baltimore County, or any student who      the academic achievement of parents and their young
simply attends an approved private or parochial school        children, especially in the area of reading. Even Start
in Baltimore County and demonstrates behaviors which          integrates early childhood education, adult literacy (adult
indicate the possible presence of a disabling condition, is   basic and secondary-level education and/or instruction
eligible for Child Find services. Child Find services for     for English language learners), parenting education, and
preschool students are provided through three Child Find      interactive parent and child literacy activities into a
Assessment Centers. School age students (grades K-12)         single, unified family literacy program. In order to bring
are referred to the BCPS home school for the Child Find       lasting change and effectively improve parents’ and
process.                                                      children’s literacy achievement, families need to receive
                                                              high-quality instructional services in all four areas.
Contracted Services Object—expenditures for services
performed by persons who are not currently on the school      Expenditures—cash payments for goods and services
system’s payroll.                                             occurring in the current fiscal year.
Cohort Survival Method—an enrollment projection
method that “ages” the student population ahead through       Fiscal Resources— money available to support the
the grade levels to the desired projected year.               system’s plans and activities for the fiscal year converted
                                                              from cash to goods and services.
COMAR—code of Maryland regulations.
                                                              Fiscal Year—the twelve-month financial reporting period.
Crossroads—(Formally Secondary Academic Intervention          The system’s fiscal year starts on July 1 and ends on June
Model-SAIM) is a center for academic and behavioral           30.
intervention to address the needs of low performing and
disruptive students.


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                                                    Glossary
Fixed Charges Category—charges of a recurrent nature,           algebra, biology, English 10, and government
such as social security, insurance for employees,               administered to measure student achievement in each of
unemployment compensation, retirement contribution, and         these subjects. The state will establish a passing standard
liability insurance.                                            in the near future, which will become a graduation
                                                                requirement for all students receiving a Maryland high
Fringe Benefits—local school board contributions to             school diploma.
employee social security; employee insurance benefits,
such as health, life, dental, and vision; and personnel         Highly Qualified Paraprofessional—an employee who:
tuition reimbursements.                                                 •   has completed two or more years of study at
                                                                            an institution of higher education; or
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)—the amount of employed time                  •   has obtained an associate’s or higher
required in a part-time position expressed in proportion                    degree; or
to that required in a full-time position, with “1.0”                    •   has a high school diploma or equivalent and
representing one full-time position.                                        meets a rigorous standard of quality,
                                                                            demonstrating through a formal state or local
Fund—an independent accounting entity with its own                          academic assessment the knowledge of and
assets, liabilities, and fund balances. Generally, funds                    ability to assist in the instruction of reading,
are established for financing specific activities of a                      writing, and mathematics or the instruction in
school system’s operations.                                                 readiness for these subjects.

Fund Balance—exists when the expenditures during a              Highly Qualified Teacher—a teacher who:
fiscal year are less than the revenue received during the               •   is eligible for a Maryland State Department
year.                                                                       of Education professional teaching certificate;
                                                                            and
Fund Raising—money-raising activities conducted by the                  •   has demonstrated, through rigorous testing or
personnel of a school on its own behalf. PTAs, boosters,                    appropriate coursework, mastery of the
and other groups also conduct fund raising that is                          teaching content to which the teacher has
independent, but used to support the school program.                        been assigned.

General Fund—the chief operating fund used to account           IDEA—Individual with Disabilities Education Act funds
for all financial resources related to the basic education      provided by the federal government under ARRA for
programs and operations of the school system.                   states, LEAs, and early intervention service providers to
                                                                implement innovative strategies to improve outcomes for
Head Start and Early Head Start—are federally                   infants, toddlers, children, and youths with disabilities.
funded, comprehensive child development programs for            IEP—Individualized Education Program.
low-income families with children from birth to age five,
pregnant women, and children with disabilities.                 Independence Mastery Assessment Program (IMAP)—a
                                                                portfolio assessment comprised of three sections. Section
Health Services Category—physical and mental health             one describes the student and the student’s school
activities that are not instructional and which provide         program. Section two includes artifacts which
students with appropriate medical, dental, and nursing          demonstrate student achievement and progress in six
services.                                                       areas:
                                                                         •   Functional Academics
High Quality Professional Development Opportunities—                     •   Communication/Decision Making/
professional development opportunities are of high                           Interpersonal Skills
quality if they are sustained, intensive, content-based,                 •   Community
and classroom- focused in order to have a positive and                   •   Career/Vocation
lasting impact on daily instruction, on the teacher’s overall            •   Recreation/Leisure
performance in the classroom, and on student                             •   Personal Management
achievement.

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                                                    Glossary
(IMAP)—continued. Section three contains input from the         mandated assessment program in Grades 3 through 8,
student’s parent or guardian. Students with disabilities        and Grades 9-12 (algebra, biology, government, and
who are learning alternate outcomes to the Maryland             English) which will assess student achievement as basic,
Content Standards and are participating in a                    proficient, or advanced in the areas of reading and
Fundamental Life Skills curriculum that will lead to a          mathematics. The test results will be used to determine
Maryland high school certificate will participate in the        whether schools and school systems are meeting federal/
IMAP.                                                           state requirements for students’ achievement.
Instructional Salaries and Wages Category—activities            MBE - Minority Business Enterprises.
associated with the salaries for dealing directly with the
teaching of students.                                           Mid-Level Administration Category—activities associated
                                                                with the administration and supervision of district-wide
Internal Service Fund—used to report the services               and school-level instructional programs.
provided by one department to another department
within the school system.                                       MOSH—Maryland Occupational Safety and Health.
IFSP—Individualized Family Service Plan.                        MSDE—Maryland State Department of Education.
International Baccalaureate (IB)—a rigorous course of
study at the high school level that can result in the receipt   NBPTS—National Board of Professional Teaching
of college credit and an IB designation on the diploma.         Standards
IST—Instructional Support Team.
                                                                NCLB—Federal No Child Left Behind Act reauthorizes the
                                                                Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA);
Language! Program—Instructional program used in                 increases accountability for states, school districts, and
various schools and settings to improve reading and             schools; gives greater choices for parents and students,
language achievement.                                           particularly those attending low-performing schools; gives
                                                                more flexibility for state and Local Educational Agencies
LEA—Local Educational Agency.                                   (LEAs) in the use of federal education dollars; and
                                                                promotes stronger emphasis on reading, especially for
LEP—Limited English Proficient.                                 our youngest students.
Leases—multi-year obligations to finance the purchase or        Nonpublic Placement—also known as Private Placement.
rental of property and equipment.
                                                                NSF—National Science Foundation.
LRE—Least Restrictive Environment.
                                                                Object of Expenditure—the type of the expenditure,
Magnet Funding—additional financial support for                 such as supplies and materials.
selected schools that have been identified as offering
concentrated education in certain instructional and             One-Time—funds that are approved for a specific use,
technical programs.                                             and will not be appropriated again in the subsequent
                                                                year.
Maintenance of Effort—statutory requirement that
mandates the county contribute the same amount of               Operation of Plant Category—activities concerned with
dollars on a per pupil basis in the budget year as in the       keeping the physical plant open, comfortable, and safe
prior year in order to receive an increase in state             for use.
revenues.
                                                                Other Charges Object—expenditures for employee
Maintenance of Plant Category—activities concerned              benefits and other miscellaneous expenditures not
with keeping the grounds, buildings, and fixed asset            specifically charged in another object.
equipment in their original condition.
                                                                Other Instructional Costs Category—activities associated
Maryland School Assessment (MSA)—federally-                     with the instructional programs other than Instructional


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                                                   Glossary
Pass-through—Part B and C of the Individuals with              personal services rendered for personnel on the school
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) - funds provided by the      system’s payroll.
federal government to help insure that children, including
ages 3-5, with disabilities have access to a free and          School Activity Fund (SAF)—money available to the
appropriate education.                                         school gained through various fundraising activities to
                                                               support specific activities.
PEP—Parallel Enrollment Program to support secondary
school students who attend classes part of the day at a        Special Education Category—activities designed for
college or university and part of the day at their home        students who, through appropriate assessment, have been
school.                                                        determined to have temporary or long-term special
                                                               education needs arising from cognitive, emotional, and/or
PercentageIN—(shown as %IN) - percentage of                    physical factors, as defined in the Maryland State Board
improvement needed in comparison of the score achieved         of Education’s Special Education Bylaws.
with the Annual Measurable Objective Target.
                                                               Special Revenue Fund (Grants)—funds awarded by
Performance Initiatives—Instructional enhancements             federal, state, and other agencies that are restricted to a
designed to improve overall student achievement at             specific purpose. The grants are awarded based on
selected middle schools.                                       specific proposals, and restricted budgets are established
                                                               for each grant award.
Performance Level Standards—indicate the state’s three
achievement levels: advanced, proficient, and basic. All       Spending Affordability Guidelines—are intended to set
students should be at the proficient or advanced levels.       recommended maximum county spending levels that
Primary Talent Development Program (PTD)— a                    should not be exceeded in a particular fiscal year.
collection of Grades K-2 science-based curriculum
modules which contain instructional guidelines and             State Fiscal Stabilization Funds (SFSF)—a specific
strategies for open-ended, problem-solving learning            program of the ARRA that is designed to help state
experiences in order to provide challenges for all             governments avoid reductions in education and other
children. PTD curriculum is available in all BCPS              essential services.
elementary schools.
                                                               STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Pupil Personnel Category—activities designed to improve        Mathematics.
student attendance at school and prevent or solve student
problems in the home, the school, and the community.           Student Transportation Services Category—activities
                                                               concerned with the conveyance of students between
Purchase Order—a written request to a vendor to                home, school, and school activities.
provide material or services at a price set forth in the
order and used as an encumbrance document.                     Supplies and Materials Object—expenditures that are
                                                               generally inexpensive, consumed in use, and are
                                                               replaced on a yearly basis.
Restructuring—selecting an alternative governance
structure under the Title I provisions of the ESEA, or NCLB,
that will improve elements of those schools that are           TABCO—Teachers’ Association of Baltimore County
underachieving.                                                bargaining unit.

Revolving Funds—funds approved for a specific use and          Technical Education—concerned with the body of
remain funded at that amount in all subsequent years.          knowledge organized in a planned sequence of
                                                               classroom and laboratory experiences to prepare pupils
Secondary Academic Intervention Model (SAIM) renamed           for a cluster of job opportunities in a specialized field of
Crossroads—is a center for academic and behavioral             study.
intervention to address the needs of low performing and
disruptive students.                                           Year-end—refers to the end of the fiscal year, which is
Salaries and Wages Object—expenditures incurred for            June 30.


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                                                        Schools
 Schools
 This section includes the budget for salaries for school-based positions and non-salary funds allocated to schools. School-based
 positions are budgeted in a Baltimore County Public Schools’ central account. Non-salary funds allocated to schools are under
 school-based management.

                                          FY12 Budget by Object Category
                                                  $625,453,313 *
                                                                                                       Salaries & Wages
                                                                                                         $602,011,143
                                                                                                             96.2%




           Equipment
            $466,992
               0.1%                                         Contracted Services
                                                                $5,510,307
             Other Charges                                         0.9%
                                       Supplies & Materials
               $1,467,551
                                           $15,997,320
                  0.2%
                                               2.6%

    * Includes Imagine Discovery Charter School



                                                        Budget History


              $700,000,000
              $600,000,000
              $500,000,000
              $400,000,000
              $300,000,000
              $200,000,000
              $100,000,000
                           $0
                                 Salaries &    Contracted     Supplies &        Other
                                                                                             Equipment     Total Budget
                                  Wages         Services       Materials       Charges

             FY08 Actual        $554,237,093 $3,123,704       $15,730,442      $618,550      $1,760,646 $575,470,435
             FY09 Actual        $557,498,232 $5,064,861       $15,042,886     $1,307,585     $2,229,697 $581,143,261
             FY10 Actual        $570,679,709 $5,748,488       $17,617,493     $1,402,154      $323,458     $595,771,302
             FY11 Adjusted $598,098,281 $6,002,808            $16,301,154     $1,208,048          $0       $621,610,291
             FY12 Proposed $602,011,143 $5,510,307            $15,997,320     $1,467,551      $466,992     $625,453,313


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                      Schools Budget by Object Categories




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                         Imagine Discovery Charter School




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                                 School Budget Highlights

 Budget Highlights
 Salary

 •   A decrease of 273.6 regular and special education FTEs as a result of changes in school staffing
     allocation ratios.
 •   An increase of 77.0 regular and special education FTEs as a result of increasing projected enrollment.
 •   An increase of 171.5 instructional assistant FTEs transferred from the Special Education pass-through
     stimulus grant.
 •   An increase of 22.1 instructional assistant FTEs transferred from the Special Education pass-through
     carryover grant.
 •   An increase of 8.6 FTEs for Imagine Discovery Charter School 7th grade.


 Non-Salary

 •   A decrease of 5% for the baseline per pupil allocation for elementary schools.
 •   A decrease of 5% for the baseline per pupil allocation for middle and high schools.
 •   A decrease of 5% for the special education add-on per pupil allocation.
 •   A one-time increase of $1 million for the George Washington Carver start-up costs.




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                                   School Allocation Ratios
 The staffing allocation for each school is based upon countywide projected enrollment numbers divided by the stan-
 dard number of students per classroom listed below. The actual allocations for elementary schools may vary slightly
 from school to school and from grade to grade based upon the number of students enrolled in each grade level. The
 kindergarten allocation is rounded up to the nearest FTE for each elementary school. Because secondary students par-
 ticipate in seven classes per day while teachers are responsible for teaching five classes per day, it is necessary to do
 an additional computation to arrive at the average secondary class size. The 19.7 figure is multiplied by 1.4 to ar-
 rive at the average class size of 27.6 students at the secondary level. For schools operating on a four-period day
 schedule, 19.7 is multiplied by 1.3 yielding an average class size of 25.6 students per class. The allotment of depart-
 ment chair positions is provided so that the department chairs in English, social studies, science, and mathematics may
 have a reduced teaching load in order to provide professional development for teachers in their departments.
 Teacher positions provided by Special Revenue Funds are not included in the standard ratios and will supplement the
 schools’ allocations.




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                                                Allocation by School
                                               FY10          FY11           FY12       FY12          Special     FY12          FY12
                                              Actuals       Adopted       Projected   Baseline      Education   Special      Proposed
                   Elementary                               Budget         Enroll.                   Add-on       Ed          Budget
                                                                                                     Enroll.    Add-on
 Arbutus                                          48,667        51,855      431            52,022      22            3,124       $55,146
 Baltimore Highlands                              93,853        70,388      511            61,678      21            2,982       $64,660
 Battle Grove                                     54,220        47,835      315            38,021      40            5,680       $43,701
 Bear Creek                                       62,383        63,098      438            52,867      25            3,550       $56,417
 Bedford                                          80,470        34,808      281            33,917      2               284       $34,201
 Berkshire                                        76,085        60,713      454            54,798      0                 0       $54,798
 Campfield Early Learning & Devel. Ctr.           57,658        48,233      317            38,262      47            6,674       $44,936
 Carney                                           77,172        64,673      524            63,247      31            4,402       $67,649
 Carroll Manor                                    47,634        44,925      337            40,676      0                 0       $40,676
 Catonsville                                      67,749        61,440      458            55,281      22            3,124       $58,405
 Cedarmere                                        65,822        55,193      472            56,970      9             1,278       $58,248
 Chadwick                                         68,393        58,523      455            54,919      2               284       $55,203
 Chapel Hill                                      87,079        74,018      630            76,041      1               142       $76,183
 Charlesmont                                      51,168        43,455      402            48,521      21            2,982       $51,503
 Chase                                            59,883        37,485      330            39,831      2               284       $40,115
 Chatsworth                                       98,782        88,743      368            44,418      43            6,106       $50,524
 Chesapeake Terrace                               39,525        35,340      263            31,744      0                 0       $31,744
 Church Lane                                     136,828       112,390      513            61,919      27            3,834       $65,753
 Colgate                                          64,823        42,840      325            39,228      0                 0       $39,228
 Cromwell Valley Regional Magnet                 109,083        99,663      435            52,505      9             1,278       $53,783
 Deep Creek                                       79,742        48,600      429            51,780      0                 0       $51,780
 Deer Park                                        77,729        52,530      354            42,728      0                 0       $42,728
 Dogwood                                          82,958        63,540      570            68,799      0                 0       $68,799
 Dundalk                                         108,414        81,855      625            75,438      5               710       $76,148
 Eastwood Center                                  89,877        46,673      194            23,416      31            4,402       $27,818
 Edgemere                                         70,452        58,290      456            55,039      0                 0       $55,039
 Edmondson Heights                               112,733        62,880      490            59,143      6               852       $59,995
 Elmwood                                          80,387        77,573      567            68,437      16            2,272       $70,709
 Essex                                            73,737        63,660      513            61,919      24            3,408       $65,327
 Featherbed Lane                                 125,765        73,200      568            68,558      16            2,272       $70,830
 Fifth District                                   39,580        34,298      285            34,400      0                 0       $34,400
 Fort Garrison                                    66,619        60,225      485            58,540      21            2,982       $61,522
 Franklin                                         81,859        69,953      534            64,454      23            3,266       $67,720
 Fullerton                                        81,037        71,003      578            69,765      2               284       $70,049
 Glenmar                                          82,268        51,908      381            45,987      12            1,704       $47,691
 Glyndon                                          72,436        62,183      479            57,815      3               426       $58,241
 Grange                                           59,702        51,833      401            48,401      0                 0       $48,401
 Gunpowder                                        81,457        69,045      507            61,195      12            1,704       $62,899
 Halethorpe                                       67,416        59,325      467            56,367      34            4,828       $61,195
 Halstead Academy                                123,969       107,665      458            55,281      9             1,278       $56,559
 Hampton                                          67,745        63,900      549            66,264      0                 0       $66,264
 Harford Hills                                    82,380        44,993      339            40,917      23            3,266       $44,183
 Hawthorne                                       120,379        76,883      536            64,695      18            2,556       $67,251
 Hebbville                                        98,107        52,973      368            44,418      31            4,402       $48,820
 Hernwood                                         81,517        55,440      365            44,056      21            2,982       $47,038
 Hillcrest                                       106,601        91,995      727            87,749      18            2,556       $90,305
 Jacksonville                                     89,718        77,048      586            70,730      13            1,846       $72,576
 Johnnycake                                      118,490        79,643      600            72,420      35            4,970       $77,390
 Joppa View                                       98,769        86,175      637            76,886      15            2,130       $79,016
 Kingsville                                       53,445        45,008      330            39,831      0                 0       $39,831
 Lansdowne                                        63,494        54,233      431            52,022      2               284       $52,306
 Logan                                            74,928        63,023      499            60,229      10            1,420       $61,649
 Lutherville Lab. for Science, Math., Comm.      121,936       114,495      565            68,196      22            3,124       $71,320
 Mars Estates                                     66,824        54,360      406            49,004      39            5,538       $54,542
 Martin Boulevard                                 40,904        35,528      295            35,607      13            1,846       $37,453
 McCormick                                        49,701        41,055      401            48,401      0                 0       $48,401
 Middleborough                                    50,640        42,023      360            43,452      9             1,278       $44,730
 Subtotal of Elementary Schools                $4,490,992    $3,540,632    25,594      $3,089,204     807         $114,594    $3,203,798

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                                  Maryland School Performance Results
                                            GRADE 3                                          GRADE 4                                                         GRADE 5

                                 READING                   MATH              READING                       MATH                     READING                  MATH                     SCIENCE
       Elementary        2009     2010     Diff.   2009     2010   Diff.   2009    2010    Diff.   2009     2010    Diff.   2009     2010     Diff.   2009     2010    Diff.   2009    2010     Diff.
 Arbutus                  94.7    89.8      -4.9    91.1   85.7     -5.4   93.9     91.9    -1.9   100.0     95.2   -4.8    100.0     94.3     -5.7   98.1     96.3    -1.9    80.4    79.6      -0.7
 Baltimore Highlands      75.6    76.6       0.9    75.9   79.7     3.7    62.3     77.1   14.8    80.5      80.0   -0.5    75.0      68.5     -6.5   57.4     69.9    12.5    22.9    21.6      -1.2
 Battle Grove             80.5    75.6      -4.9    87.8   82.9     -4.9   78.0     78.4    0.3    87.8      86.5   -1.3    92.1      84.6     -7.5   73.7     82.1     8.4    42.1    44.7      2.6
 Bear Creek               83.1    84.8       1.7    77.5   91.5    14.0    85.2     87.7    2.4    91.8      95.9    4.1    94.1      85.7     -8.4   76.5     87.3    10.8    63.2    39.7     -23.6
 Bedford                  67.9    78.7      10.9    54.2   76.6    22.4    62.1     76.9   14.9    56.9      75.4   18.5    72.5      78.7     6.2    62.3     60.7    -1.7    34.3    40.3      6.0
 Berkshire                89.1    90.0       0.9    89.1   92.0     2.9    88.1     92.6    4.5    93.2      92.9   -0.4    89.1      88.9     -0.2   80.4     71.4    -9.0    51.1    41.9      -9.1
 Campfield Learn. Ctr.    NA       NA        NA     NA      NA       NA     NA       NA      NA     NA        NA     NA      NA       NA        NA     NA       NA      NA      NA      NA        NA
 Carney                   96.1    98.4       2.4    94.7   90.6     -4.1   96.9     93.9    -3.0   98.5      92.8   -5.7    97.3      95.7     -1.6   90.5     94.3     3.7    68.0    72.9      4.9
 Carroll Manor            98.1    100.0      1.9    94.3   100.0    5.7    100.0   93.2     -6.8   100.0    98.3    -1.7    100.0     98.2     -1.8   98.3     98.2    -0.2    93.4    94.6      1.2
 Catonsville              87.7    90.9       3.3    90.1   89.4     -0.7   92.7     93.3    0.6    90.9      97.3    6.4    95.9      88.2     -7.7   91.8     90.2    -1.6    60.8    65.4      4.6
 Cedarmere                82.4    85.7       3.4    85.3   84.1     -1.2   86.2     83.6    -2.6   86.2      89.0    2.9    92.2      81.8    -10.4   84.4     77.3    -7.1    60.3    56.7      -3.5
 Chadwick                 94.5    90.5      -4.0    98.2   90.5     -7.6   98.3     98.4    0.1    100.0    100.0    0.0    96.6      98.3     1.7    96.6     96.6     0.0    76.7    75.4      -1.2
 Chapel Hill             100.0    98.9      -1.1    97.3   100.0    2.7    96.6    100.0    3.4    97.8     100.0    2.2    100.0     97.8     -2.2   96.6     93.5    -3.1    83.1    83.5      0.4
 Charlesmont              93.0    93.5       0.5    95.3   89.1     -6.2   90.7     90.5    -0.2   95.3      97.6    2.3    96.1      83.0    -13.1   84.3     87.0     2.6    67.9    76.1      8.2
 Chase                    94.7    68.2     -26.6    84.2   81.8     -2.4   87.8     85.7    -2.0   89.8      90.5    0.7    94.1      90.0     -4.1   74.5     90.0    15.5    47.1    52.0      4.9
 Chatsworth               89.9    95.5       5.7    81.2   91.0     9.9    87.5     93.9    6.4    84.7      90.9    6.2    86.1      83.6     -2.5   73.6     79.1     5.5    67.1    80.6     13.5
 Chesapeake Terrace       94.6    97.3       2.7    91.9   97.3     5.4    100.0    91.8    -8.2   97.1      91.8   -5.2    90.5      94.3     3.8    76.2     91.4    15.2    66.7    71.4      4.8
 Church Lane              83.9    88.2       4.3    82.8   95.3    12.5    93.8     90.2    -3.5   100.0     97.8   -2.2    90.7      90.7     0.0    90.7     94.2     3.5    48.8    36.9     -11.9
 Colgate                  75.4    72.1      -3.3    86.0   72.1    -13.8   68.9     75.9    7.0    71.1      79.3    8.2    89.8      83.0     -6.9   63.3     63.8     0.5    43.1    39.1      -4.0
 Cromwell Valley Mag.    100.0    97.4      -2.6   100.0   96.1     -3.9   95.8     98.6    2.8    97.2      98.6    1.4    97.2      97.2     0.0    91.5     93.1     1.5    83.1    90.3      7.2
 Deep Creek               71.4    69.9      -1.5    80.0   71.1     -8.9   69.9     79.7    9.8    80.6      92.2   11.5    78.7      90.0    11.3    60.7     75.0    14.3    37.5    35.9      -1.6
 Deer Park                82.7    86.2       3.5    79.0   93.1    14.1    83.7     88.3    4.6    89.5      93.5    4.0    89.4      94.3     4.8    71.8     85.1    13.3    47.6    50.0      2.4
 Dogwood                  84.8    94.2       9.4    92.3   90.7     -1.6   87.2     91.6    4.3    93.6      98.8    5.2    90.2      94.2     4.0    75.0     95.3    20.3    41.3    43.3      2.0
 Dundalk                  80.4    73.5      -6.9    88.2   69.0    -19.2   70.3     85.4   15.1    84.6      88.3    3.7    78.9      77.9     -1.0   68.4     64.0    -4.5    42.2    40.9      -1.3
 Eastwood Center          88.9    73.1     -15.8    85.2   69.2    -16.0   73.1     92.0   18.9    80.8     88.0     7.2    84.0      89.3     5.3    76.0     82.1     6.1    46.2    69.0     22.8
 Edgemere                 96.0    90.6      -5.4    92.0   92.2     0.2    86.7     93.8    7.0    92.8      96.9    4.1    92.9      88.5     -4.5   78.8     84.6     5.8    55.3    64.1      8.8
 Edmondson Heights        65.3    74.0       8.7    58.1   74.0    15.9    84.0     72.2   -11.7   82.7      84.7    2.0    81.0      76.2     -4.8   74.0     67.9    -6.1    33.7    35.8      2.1
 Elmwood                  90.7    79.7     -10.9    88.0   85.1     -2.9   77.4     82.7    5.3    83.9      92.7    8.8    88.7      83.3     -5.4   74.6     66.7    -8.0    47.2    45.2      -2.1
 Essex                    84.4    90.5       6.1    84.4   93.7     9.3    89.4     90.3    0.9    93.9      91.9   -2.0    97.1      95.9     -1.2   82.6     86.5     3.9    67.1    68.5      1.4
 Featherbed Lane          79.1    76.3      -2.7    72.1   62.4     -9.7   73.2     77.2    4.0    81.4      81.0   -0.4    78.5      75.0     -3.5   52.7     59.4     6.7    31.9    36.5      4.6
 Fifth District           94.7    100.0      5.3    97.4   98.0     0.6    100.0   100.0    0.0    100.0    100.0    0.0    100.0    100.0     0.0    96.0     98.1     2.1    86.0    86.5      0.5
 Fort Garrison            98.6    93.5      -5.0    95.7   93.5     -2.1   95.4     92.9    -2.5   90.8      91.4    0.7    95.3      94.8     -0.5   93.8     98.3     4.5    90.8    91.4      0.6
 Franklin                 92.3    82.1     -10.2    87.2   87.1     -0.1   95.3     98.6    3.3    95.3      95.9    0.5    90.7      94.5     3.8    86.7     94.5     7.8    78.7    90.2     11.6
 Fullerton                98.7    100.0      1.3    98.7   97.6     -1.1   100.0    97.3    -2.7   100.0     98.6   -1.4    96.5      95.1     -1.4   97.7     97.5    -0.1    69.3    85.4     16.0
 Glenmar                  78.2    74.5      -3.7    83.6   74.5     -9.2   82.8     79.2    -3.6   89.1      87.5   -1.6    87.0      92.9     5.8    74.1     84.3    10.2    30.2    38.2      8.0
 Glyndon                  84.4    92.1       7.7    83.1   90.9     7.8    90.9     87.1    -3.8   90.9      94.3    3.4    89.3      93.8     4.5    85.5     86.4     0.9    68.2    63.8      -4.5
 Grange                   80.4    88.3       7.9    80.4   90.0     9.6    95.3     83.0   -12.3   96.9      90.6   -6.3    94.7      94.6     -0.1   87.7     86.5    -1.2    64.9    61.3      -3.6
 Gunpowder                97.8    98.8       0.9   100.0   98.8     -1.2   91.5     96.8    5.4    88.1      97.9    9.8    95.8      90.0     -5.8   88.9     81.1    -7.8    86.1    75.0     -11.1
 Halethorpe               98.1    85.5     -12.6    90.6   88.7     -1.9   84.9     89.1    4.2    90.6      94.5    4.0    89.1      89.5     0.4    70.3     82.5    12.1    44.4    53.4      9.0
 Halstead Academy         77.1    64.6     -12.4    69.8   65.9     -3.9   70.2     70.8    0.6    79.8      84.7    5.0    75.0      77.6     2.6    64.5     69.7     5.3    19.0    34.7     15.7
 Hampton                  93.9    94.2       0.3    95.5   94.2     -1.3   96.4     93.7    -2.7   94.6      92.2   -2.5    95.7      94.9     -0.7   97.1     95.0    -2.1    82.4    86.9      4.5
 Harford Hills            89.7    86.7      -3.0    91.4   91.1     -0.3   84.3     90.6    6.3    92.2      92.5    0.3    85.4      93.3     7.9    70.8     85.0    14.2    37.5    65.0     27.5
 Hawthorne                74.6    69.7      -4.9    63.5   80.3    16.8    81.8     71.9    -9.9   80.0      85.9    5.9    81.7      78.7     -3.0   69.1     77.0     7.9    32.9    42.6      9.7
 Hebbville                73.0    64.4      -8.6    63.5   79.7    16.2    61.3     76.7   15.4    70.0      83.3   13.3    79.2      72.2     -7.0   67.5     70.8     3.3    26.0    36.1     10.1
 Hernwood                 73.0    80.7       7.7    74.3   84.2     9.9    68.5     82.9   14.3    79.6      85.7    6.1    82.1      86.9     4.8    58.2     80.3    22.1    41.8    33.3      -8.5
 Hillcrest                95.1    99.0       3.9    96.1   100.0    3.9    98.2     97.3    -1.0   98.2      97.3   -1.0    97.7      96.6     -1.1   94.3     94.9     0.6    81.8    79.5      -2.3
 Jacksonville            100.0    95.4      -4.6   100.0   96.6     -3.4   99.0     96.8    -2.2   98.0      95.8   -2.2    97.6     100.0     2.4    95.1     94.2    -0.9    92.6    92.2      -0.4
 Johnnycake               77.6    74.7      -2.9    84.2   73.5    -10.7   74.0     79.5    5.6    82.3      85.2    2.9    81.0      86.5     5.4    64.6     74.0     9.4    41.6    32.3      -9.3
 Joppa View               93.1    90.4      -2.7    85.3   89.2     4.0    92.5     99.1    6.6    93.5      97.2    3.7    97.2      95.9     -1.3   96.2     89.8    -6.4    75.5    66.3      -9.1
 Kingsville               94.2    98.2       4.0    98.1   98.2     0.1    98.3    100.0    1.7    98.3     100.0    1.7    96.1      96.7     0.6    94.1     93.4    -0.7    90.0    86.9      -3.1
 Lansdowne                94.5    91.8      -2.7    87.5   98.3    10.8    94.0    89.3     -4.7   92.0     92.9     0.9    90.0     100.0    10.0    96.0     95.3    -0.7    71.4    95.2     23.8
 Logan                    81.4    77.5      -4.0    87.1   88.9     1.7    81.9     77.1    -4.8   92.8      92.9    0.1    93.5      92.8     -0.7   84.4     77.1    -7.3    51.9    39.0     -12.9
 Lutherville Lab.         96.1    91.6      -4.5    96.1   95.8     -0.3   98.7     97.4    -1.3   97.4      98.7    1.3    98.6     100.0     1.4    98.6     97.6    -1.0    91.3    92.8      1.5
 Mars Estates             80.0    73.1      -6.9    67.7   78.8    11.2    74.6    79.4     4.8    81.4     82.5     1.2    76.3      74.1     -2.1   55.9     55.2    -0.8    36.7    51.7     15.1
 Martin Boulevard         95.0    80.0     -15.0    95.0   77.5    -17.5   72.5    89.5    17.0    75.0     94.9    19.9    92.5      86.0     -6.5   87.5     79.1    -8.4    60.0    44.2     -15.8
 McCormick                76.8    76.5      -0.3    78.6   86.3     7.7    79.2     88.0    8.8    83.3      92.0    8.7    82.1      84.0     1.9    71.8     82.0    10.2    31.2    45.1     13.9
 Middleborough            97.4    95.2      -2.1    92.1   95.2     3.1    96.6    100.0    3.4    96.6      94.9   -1.7    98.1      98.2     0.1    92.6     96.4     3.8    68.5    87.5     19.0

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                                      Allocation by School
                                         FY10          FY11           FY12       FY12         Special     FY12         FY12
                                        Actuals       Adopted       Projected   Baseline     Education   Special     Proposed
                   Elementary                         Budget         Enroll.                  Add-on       Ed         Budget
                                                                                              Enroll.    Add-on
  Middlesex                                 97,991        72,495      528           63,730       40          5,680      $69,410
  Milbrook                                  50,241        40,823      373           45,021        1            142      $45,163
  New Town                                 114,534       103,410      866          104,526       21          2,982     $107,508
  Norwood                                  103,415        75,120      623           75,196        0              0      $75,196
  Oakleigh                                  83,155        62,918      522           63,005       18          2,556      $65,561
  Oliver Beach                              43,748        38,873      268           32,348       20          2,840      $35,188
  Orems                                     55,581        49,860      347           41,883       11          1,562      $43,445
  Owings Mills                             120,615       100,875      810           97,767        1            142      $97,909
  Padonia                                   63,762        58,395      446           53,832       19          2,698      $56,530
  Perry Hall                                86,587        73,035      620           74,834       30          4,260      $79,094
  Pine Grove                                75,771        70,980      529           63,850       19          2,698      $66,548
  Pinewood                                  85,740        74,490      575           69,403       24          3,408      $72,811
  Pleasant Plains                          121,692        63,563      490           59,143        0              0      $59,143
  Pot Spring                                86,108        76,755      633           76,403        1            142      $76,545
  Powhatan                                  78,474        41,880      285           34,400       16          2,272      $36,672
  Prettyboy                                 69,588        62,348      444           53,591        0              0      $53,591
  Randallstown                              83,275        51,000      369           44,538        0              0      $44,538
  Red House Run                             90,666        78,803      582           70,247       21          2,982      $73,229
  Reisterstown                              87,181        75,713      560           67,592       23          3,266      $70,858
  Relay                                     68,392        61,208      494           59,626       22          3,124      $62,750
  Riderwood                                 86,327        65,925      531           64,092       19          2,698      $66,790
  Riverview                                 93,311        58,388      414           49,970        6            852      $50,822
  Rodgers Forge                            108,064        52,620      386           46,590        0              0      $46,590
  Sandalwood                                98,525        64,898      496           59,867        0              0      $59,867
  Sandy Plains                              90,030        77,175      590           71,213       19          2,698      $73,911
  Scotts Branch                             85,135        64,515      500           60,350        1            142      $60,492
  Seneca                                    54,118        44,393      392           47,314        1            142      $47,456
  Seven Oaks                                66,970        55,980      397           47,918       20          2,840      $50,758
  Seventh District                          67,327        56,790      404           48,763       25          3,550      $52,313
  Shady Spring                              88,967        77,010      627           75,679       0               0      $75,679
  Sparks                                    82,435        71,528      570           68,799       0               0      $68,799
  Stoneleigh                                93,959        81,263      659           79,541        1            142      $79,683
  Summit Park                               59,590        52,140      416           50,211       32          4,544      $54,755
  Sussex                                    54,638        49,328      410           49,487       17          2,414      $51,901
  Timber Grove                              83,378        77,948      573           69,161        1            142      $69,303
  Timonium                                  82,844        63,450      445           53,712       29          4,118      $57,830
  Victory VIlla                             44,648        42,075      335           40,435        0              0      $40,435
  Villa Cresta                              92,941        77,483      620           74,834       24          3,408      $78,242
  Vincent Farm                              93,801        72,780      627           75,679       14          1,988      $77,667
  Warren                                    72,299        48,728      423           51,056        1            142      $51,198
  Wellwood                                  96,238        68,265      416           50,211        1            142      $50,353
  Westchester                              740,468        53,805      594           71,696        8          1,136      $72,832
  Westowne                                  81,890        69,690      553           66,747       48          6,816      $73,563
  West Towson                               90,364        80,595      463           59,033        9          1,350      $60,383
  Winand                                    72,730        64,943      452           54,556       17          2,414      $56,970
  Winfield                                  92,186        64,410      513           61,919       35          4,970      $66,889
  Woodbridge                                56,365        42,638      337           40,676        0              0      $40,676
  Woodholme                                115,882       101,963      839          101,267        1            142     $101,409
  Woodmoor                                  84,571        60,375      459           55,401        1            142      $55,543
  Total of Current Page                  $4,696,517    $3,193,645    24,805     $2,997,112      617        $87,686   $3,084,798
  Total of Previous Page                 $4,490,992    $3,540,632    25,594     $3,089,204      807       $114,594   $3,203,798
  Total of Elementary Schools (106)      $9,187,509    $6,734,277    50,399     $6,086,316     1,424      $202,280   $6,288,596

                     Special
  Battle Monument                          27,115        27,967        70           16,720      70           9,940      $26,660
  Maiden Choice                            61,082        41,229       109           26,035      86          12,212      $38,247
  Ridge Ruxton                             64,439        44,979       110           26,274     109          15,478      $41,752
  White Oak                                72,178        39,105        62           14,809      65           9,230      $24,039
  Total of Special Schools (4)            $224,814      $153,280      351          $83,838     330         $46,860     $130,698


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                                  Maryland School Performance Results
                                          GRADE 3                                          GRADE 4                                                       GRADE 5

                               READING                  MATH               READING                       MATH                     READING                MATH                     SCIENCE
        Elementary     2009      2010 Diff.     2009     2010    Diff.   2009 2010       Diff.   2009     2010    Diff.   2009      2010  Diff.   2009    2010     Diff.   2009     2010  Diff.
 Middlesex             76.5      75.8   -0.6    72.1     63.7    -8.3    80.0    76.1    -3.9    86.7     81.7    -5.0    83.3      79.4   -4.0   63.0    68.3     5.3     49.1     46.9   -2.2
 Milbrook              79.1      92.9   13.8     67.2    98.2     31.1   70.6     94.0    23.4    79.4     95.6   16.2     78.5     93.2   14.7   68.4     82.2     13.8   40.2     47.9     7.7
 New Town              95.6      98.1    2.5     97.4    100.0     2.6   99.0     99.1     0.0    99.0    99.1     0.0    100.0     98.2   -1.8   92.1    95.4       3.3   64.7     79.1    14.4
 Norwood               90.1      77.1   -13.0    95.6    84.3    -11.2   89.4     85.4    -4.0    96.5     95.5   -1.0     89.4     91.1    1.7   83.9    86.7       2.8   46.2     59.3    13.1
 Oakleigh              83.8      81.2    -2.6    83.8    78.3     -5.5    88.9    88.9     0.0    86.4     84.7   -1.7     91.9     92.9    1.1   75.6     71.8     -3.8   55.7     57.1     1.5
 Oliver Beach          88.9      90.0    1.1     80.0    90.0     10.0   92.3     88.6    -3.7    97.4     95.5   -2.0     92.7     97.4    4.7   85.4    89.5       4.1   73.2     89.7    16.6
 Orems                 85.0      90.0    5.0     90.0    82.5     -7.5    87.5    93.3     5.8    92.5     95.6    3.1     90.0     90.2    0.2   82.0     80.5     -1.5   62.5     70.7     8.2
 Owings Mills          91.0      86.6    -4.5    93.8    89.1     -4.7    90.9    91.2     0.3    95.0     97.1    2.1     90.2     91.2    0.9   81.9    81.2      -0.7   43.9     57.8    13.9
 Padonia               79.6      95.9   16.3     77.8    95.9     18.1    80.4    82.0     1.6    93.5     84.0   -9.5     93.0     88.7   -4.3   88.4     83.0     -5.4   72.7     67.3    -5.5
 Perry Hall            93.8      86.1    -7.6    88.5    89.1      0.6    92.9    92.0    -0.9    96.0     87.3   -8.7     93.1     91.8   -1.3   84.2     85.6      1.4   64.4     73.5     9.1
 Pine Grove            93.5      95.8    2.3     93.5    98.6      5.1   91.3     91.4     0.1    95.7     97.6    1.9     93.1     94.4    1.4   94.4    95.8       1.4   75.7     86.1    10.4
 Pinewood              94.1      98.0    3.9     92.9    97.0      4.1   93.2     95.4     2.2    90.5    94.2     3.6     95.1     92.5   -2.6   95.1    92.5      -2.6   92.9     79.3   -13.6
 Pleasant Plains       77.3      78.9    1.5     81.3    83.1      1.8   86.4     79.5    -7.0    82.7     90.5    7.8     85.5     77.6   -7.9   69.7     74.1      4.4   50.6     51.8     1.2
 Pot Spring            93.1      97.1    4.1     95.8    97.1      1.3    93.9    97.3     3.4    97.6     94.5   -3.0     91.7     97.4    5.7   94.8    94.8       0.0   85.6     81.6    -4.0
 Powhatan              90.6      88.2    -2.3    88.7    79.4     -9.3   81.7     83.0     1.4    80.0    92.5    12.5    73.1     87.3    14.2   57.7    87.3      29.6   32.7     48.2    15.5
 Prettyboy             97.1      98.6    1.4     92.8    100.0     7.2   97.6     98.6     1.0    97.6     97.2   -0.4     98.5     98.8    0.3   97.0     95.3     -1.7   90.9     92.9     1.9
 Randallstown          78.3      74.3    -4.0    62.3    74.3     12.0    72.4    82.9    10.5    75.0     89.5   14.5     85.2     88.0    2.8   69.1     85.3     16.2   37.0     39.5     2.4
 Red House Run         90.1      90.5    0.4     90.1    93.7      3.5   96.4     93.2    -3.2    97.6     94.5   -3.1     98.6     94.3   -4.3   80.3     80.7      0.4   57.7     63.2     5.5
 Reisterstown          87.2      81.3    -5.9    80.9    76.3     -4.5    81.1    80.4    -0.7    82.4     86.6    4.2     94.7     85.0   -9.7   86.8     72.5    -14.3   79.5     69.6    -9.9
 Relay                 98.1      97.1    -1.1    98.1    97.1     -1.1    98.4   100.0     1.6   100.0    100.0    0.0     98.2    100.0    1.8   89.3    100.0     10.7   85.7     87.5     1.8
 Riderwood             98.9      97.9    -1.0    97.7    94.7     -3.0    94.7    97.8     3.0    92.6    100.0    7.4     98.5     97.7   -0.8   92.4     94.3      1.9   89.4     93.2     3.8
 Riverview             68.1      72.6    4.5     59.4    70.5     11.1   55.8     66.7    10.8    76.6     68.1   -8.5     72.4     69.6   -2.8   53.4    47.1      -6.4   19.0     40.0    21.0
 Rodgers Forge         100.0     95.0    -5.0    98.4    96.0     -2.4   93.3    100.0     6.7    93.4     99.1    5.7     97.3     97.4    0.1   94.7    93.5      -1.2   93.1     88.9    -4.2
 Sandalwood            78.6      77.9    -0.6    76.8    83.8      7.0    73.9    79.5     5.6    87.0     78.2   -8.8     71.7     83.8   12.1   56.7     66.2      9.5   34.4     24.7    -9.8
 Sandy Plains          83.0      71.6   -11.4    84.0    74.1     -9.9   71.8     82.0    10.2    76.5     87.0   10.5     84.4     74.7   -9.8   63.3     64.6      1.2   50.0     38.3   -11.7
 Scotts Branch         76.5      71.3    -5.3    75.3    70.0     -5.3    74.6    80.7     6.1    72.2     85.5   13.3     79.8     82.4    2.6   71.0    70.7      -0.3   25.3     41.3    16.1
 Seneca                91.9      82.4    -9.6    98.4    92.6     -5.7    91.3    87.7    -3.6    97.8     94.7   -3.1     93.0     98.0    5.0   81.7    100.0     18.3   61.8     52.0    -9.8
 Seven Oaks            87.0      95.2    8.2     90.7    95.2      4.5    96.9    96.3    -0.6    96.9     96.3   -0.6     91.5     91.9    0.4   93.0     90.3     -2.6   78.9     82.3     3.4
 Seventh District      97.1      94.1    -3.0    98.6    95.6     -3.0    97.3    97.3     0.0    94.5     98.6    4.1    100.0     94.6   -5.4   96.6     98.6      2.1   91.4     94.6     3.2
 Shady Spring          80.2      76.0    -4.2    77.1    80.0      2.9    85.1    82.7    -2.4    90.8     86.7   -4.1     86.1     93.1    7.0   77.2    89.7      12.4   44.7     56.8    12.2
 Sparks                94.0      97.6    3.6     92.9    98.8      6.0   94.7     94.1    -0.6    96.8     95.3   -1.5     92.2     98.0    5.8   89.6    97.0       7.4   75.6     91.1    15.4
 Stoneleigh            94.5      95.3    0.8     91.2    98.1      6.9   95.0     97.9     2.9    95.0    95.8     0.8     98.8     96.9   -1.9   97.6    93.9      -3.8   88.4     81.8    -6.6
 Summit Park           100.0    100.0    0.0    100.0    97.8     -2.2   100.0   100.0     0.0   100.0    100.0    0.0    100.0     96.6   -3.4   96.6    96.6       0.0   90.0     81.4    -8.6
 Sussex                82.5      86.0    3.5     77.5    95.3     17.8   71.7     85.4    13.7    83.3     95.1   11.8     90.0     93.9    3.9   50.0     91.8     41.8   57.1     63.5     6.3
 Timber Grove          92.2      85.2    -7.0    87.3    80.2     -7.0    89.4    87.9    -1.5    90.4     90.9    0.5     89.0     90.9    1.9   78.0     86.4      8.3   59.1     53.4    -5.7
 Timonium              97.0     100.0    3.0     97.0    98.3      1.4    98.5    95.7    -2.7   100.0     97.1   -2.9     97.4     98.4    1.0   97.4     98.4      1.0   94.9     93.8    -1.1
 Victory VIlla         88.1      87.5    -0.6    88.1    87.5     -0.6    94.6    91.5    -3.1    97.3     93.5   -3.8     97.6    100.0    2.4   92.7    93.8       1.1   63.4     74.2    10.8
 Villa Cresta          85.1      81.0    -4.2    86.5    85.7     -0.8    89.8    92.9     3.1    96.6     92.9   -3.7     90.5     93.5    3.1   83.3     90.3      7.0   65.1     65.3     0.1
 Vincent Farm          96.6      93.8    -2.8    91.5    90.1     -1.4    96.1    93.1    -3.0    96.1     93.1   -3.0     97.4     96.2   -1.2   84.2     91.0      6.8   62.7     72.7    10.1
 Warren                92.1      86.6    -5.5    92.1    83.6     -8.5    96.4    93.3    -3.0    96.4     91.3   -5.1     94.2    100.0    5.8   80.4    86.9       6.5   82.7     68.9   -13.8
 Wellwood              90.3      88.5    -1.8    80.6    90.2      9.6    87.5    93.9     6.4    91.7     93.9    2.3     94.3     89.7   -4.6   77.8     83.8      6.0   58.3     53.6    -4.7
 Westchester           94.4      95.3    0.8     84.4    92.9      8.5   98.8     91.3    -7.5    98.8     92.4   -6.4     97.4    100.0    2.6   89.6    95.5       5.8   70.5     86.2    15.7
 Westowne              94.8      92.6    -2.2    97.4    82.7    -14.7    98.1    96.3    -1.9    94.4     96.3    1.9     95.5     96.2    0.6   82.1     86.5      4.4   75.0     88.5    13.5
 West Towson            N/A      N/A     N/A     N/A      N/A     N/A     N/A     N/A     N/A     N/A      N/A    N/A      N/A      N/A    N/A    N/A      N/A      N/A    N/A      N/A     N/A
 Winand                90.8      76.9   -13.8    69.2    73.8      4.6   77.5     88.7    11.2    87.5     80.6   -6.9     93.5     94.6    1.0   67.7    82.4      14.7   58.1     43.8   -14.2
 Winfield              77.8      80.8    3.0     77.8    79.5      1.7   79.7     80.0     0.3    88.2     87.5   -0.7     75.9     91.1   15.2   69.6     68.4     -1.3   36.3     38.5     2.2
 Woodbridge            75.5      94.2   18.8     71.7    84.6     12.9    92.5    82.0   -10.5    88.7     92.0    3.3     96.2     89.3   -6.9   90.4     85.7     -4.7   63.0     55.2    -7.8
 Woodholme             88.0      92.0    4.0     93.9    92.8     -1.2   98.9     95.9    -3.0   100.0     97.5   -2.5     97.5     91.9   -5.6   89.1     91.9      2.8   56.8     50.5    -6.3
 Woodmoor              80.6      77.0    -3.5    76.1    80.3      4.2    78.8    75.4    -3.4    78.8     78.8    0.0     86.3     84.0   -2.3   71.2     61.3     -9.9   42.5     33.3    -9.1

      Charter School
 Imagine Discovery     64.5      72.1   7.6     64.5     65.1     0.6    84.1    80.5    -3.6    86.4     82.9    -3.4    N/A       83.7   N/A    N/A     78.3     N/A     N/A      78.3   N/A




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                                                  Allocation by School
                                                   FY10          FY11           FY12       FY12           Special     FY12            FY12
                                                  Actuals       Adopted       Projected   Baseline       Education   Special        Proposed
                                                                Budget         Enroll.                    Add-on       Ed            Budget
                       Middle                                                                             Enroll.    Add-on
 Arbutus                                             168,857       108,914       709           94,616      45             5,580         $100,196
 Catonsville                                         136,610        95,036       700           93,415      19             2,356            95,771
 Cockeysville                                        163,326       111,335       754          100,621      34             4,216           104,837
 Deep Creek                                          313,841       234,455       813          108,495      30             3,720           112,215
 Deer Park Magnet                                    281,498       444,677      1,197         159,740      42             5,208           164,948
 Dumbarton                                           189,808       126,114       872          116,368      11             1,364           117,732
 Dundalk                                             129,747        75,971       475           63,389      27             3,348            66,737
 Franklin                                            247,477       189,894      1,306         174,286      42             5,208           179,494
 General John Stricker                               165,811       118,443       819          109,296      45             5,580           114,876
 Golden Ring                                         155,092        91,529       640           85,408      16             1,984            87,392
 Hereford                                            187,300       134,014       954          127,311       5               620           127,931
 Holabird                                            130,166       100,729       647           86,342      31             3,844            90,186
 Lansdowne                                           366,822       348,862       618           82,472      56             6,944            89,416
 Loch Raven Technical Academy                        157,602       115,074       686           91,547      30             3,720            95,267
 Middle River                                        202,908       136,599       877          117,036      34             4,216           121,252
 Old Court                                           335,909       281,953       587           78,335      48             5,952            84,287
 Parkville Center of Technology                      265,229       196,923      1,036         138,254      21             2,604           140,858
 Perry Hall                                          313,382       223,554      1,632         217,790      69             8,556           226,346
 Pikesville                                          215,911       146,893       985          131,448      48             5,952           137,400
 Pine Grove                                          193,922       126,912       887          118,370      49             6,076           124,446
 Ridgely                                             214,001       140,925      1,067         142,391      23             2,852           145,243
 Southwest Academy                                   381,865       279,944       746           99,554      41             5,084           104,638
 Sparrows Point                                       85,591        63,777       488           65,124      29             3,596            68,720
 Stemmers Run                                        167,161       104,630       713           95,150      22             2,728            97,878
 Sudbrook Magnet                                     350,318       293,202      1,019         135,986       8               992           136,978
 Windsor Mill                                        130,723        88,183       614           81,938      35             4,340            86,278
 Woodlawn                                            374,055        96,880       674           89,945      45             5,580            95,525
 Total of Middle Schools (27)                      $6,024,932    $4,475,422    22,515      $3,004,627      905         $112,220        $3,116,847




                          High
 Catonsville                                         454,673       332,175      1,802         284,896        61           4,941           289,837
 Chesapeake                                          505,020       432,938      1,080         170,748        63           5,103           175,851
 Dulaney                                             473,254       349,596      1,837         290,430        43           3,483           293,913
 Dundalk                                             512,217       384,263      1,149         181,657        86           6,966           188,623
 Eastern Technical                                   721,703       627,350      1,297         205,056         0               0           205,056
 Franklin                                            403,898       283,517      1,532         242,209        20           1,620           243,829
 Geo. Washington Carver for Arts & Technology        455,831       354,313       764          120,788         0               0           120,788
 Hereford                                            360,059       269,061      1,417         224,028        12             972           225,000
 Kenwood                                             519,715       385,590      1,631         257,861       112           9,072           266,933
 Lansdowne for Business & Finance                    579,792       509,837      1,172         185,293        67           5,427           190,720
 Loch Raven                                          269,032       186,066       973          153,831        19           1,539           155,370
 Milford Mill                                        505,418       342,237      1,356         214,384        48           3,888           218,272
 New Town                                            272,316       180,890       868          137,231        60           4,860           142,091
 Overlea                                             351,153       229,911       861          136,124        55           4,455           140,579
 Owings Mills                                        278,981       197,872      1,003         158,574        58           4,698           163,272
 Parkville Ctr. - Math., Science, & Computer         515,803       355,368      1,573         248,691       100           8,100           256,791
 Patapsco Center for Arts                            487,467       375,387      1,427         225,609        57           4,617           230,226
 Perry Hall                                          577,949       422,076      2,228         352,247        94           7,614           359,861
 Pikesville                                          246,125       170,315       857          135,492        39           3,159           138,651
 Randallstown                                        431,407       263,600      1,114         176,123        46           3,726           179,849
 Sollers Point Technical                             320,550       274,574       282           44,585         0               0            44,585
 Sparrows Point                                      240,549       176,403       711          112,409         7             567           112,976
 Towson                                              391,386       281,657      1,386         219,127        45           3,645           222,772
 Western - Technology & Environ. Science             496,682       419,249       885          139,919        10             810           140,729
 Woodlawn - Pre-Eng. & Research in Sci.              551,334       467,233      1,570         248,217       104           8,424           256,641
 Total of High Schools (25)                       $10,922,314    $8,271,478    30,775      $4,865,529      1,206        $97,686        $4,963,215

                     Alternative
 Bridge Transition Center (M/H)                      49,322        49,500        23           49,500         1                  0         49,500
 Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies (H)      49,449        49,500        76           49,500         2                  0         49,500
 Crossroads (MH)                                    131,001       131,000       177          131,000         0                  0        131,000
 Meadowood Education Center (M)                      29,952        29,750        40           29,750         8                  0         29,750
 Rosedale Center (M/H)                              155,155       155,000       176          155,000        16                  0        155,000
 Total of Alternative Schools (5)                   $414,879      $414,750      492         $414,750        27                 $0       $414,750


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                                         Maryland School Performance Results
                                                     GRADE 6                                           GRADE 7                                                                 GRADE 8

                                         READING                   MATH                    READING                  MATH                     READING                   MATH                      ALGEBRA                    SCIENCE
               Middle             2009    2010     Diff.    2009    2010    Diff.   2009    2010     Diff.   2009    2010   Diff.    2009     2010     Diff.    2009    2010    Diff.    2009     2010     Diff.     2009    2010      Diff.
 Arbutus                          84.7    87.0      2.3     78.7    90.9    12.1    88.4    84.4      -4.1   79.2    76.5   -2.6      83.7    83.4     -0.3     68.8    67.8    -1.0     98.2      90.5     -7.8     73.2    78.8      5.6
 Catonsville                      90.1    92.2      2.1     91.5    84.8    -6.7    91.9    89.1      -2.7   93.3    90.0   -3.3      90.8    91.9     1.1      86.8    87.1    0.2      95.7      92.6     -3.0     83.6    83.6      -0.1
 Cockeysville                     87.0    90.6      3.6     81.1    86.9     5.8    84.5    85.5      1.0    86.1    78.4   -7.7      87.6    91.3     3.8      74.5    84.8    10.4     97.2      95.9     -1.4     81.0    84.9       3.9
 Deep Creek                       79.2    79.1      0.0     62.5    64.3     1.8    72.7    72.3      -0.3   55.5    52.9   -2.6      78.8    80.3     1.5      47.4    58.3    10.9     78.5      57.6    -20.9     59.1    61.3      2.2
 Deer Park Magnet                 78.8    83.0      4.2     62.0    68.5     6.5    82.5    76.6      -6.0   60.5    60.9   0.4       75.3    79.4     4.1      45.9    54.6    8.8      86.4      74.3    -12.1     59.8    63.7       3.9
 Dumbarton                        90.2    89.1     -1.1     83.8    88.8     5.0    87.3    86.2      -1.0   84.9    85.1   0.2       88.2    86.9     -1.2     84.8    82.7    -2.1     100.0     96.8     -3.2     79.7    78.8      -0.9
 Dundalk                          70.2    71.5      1.3     38.6    61.6    23.0    58.9    76.3     17.4    54.1    50.0   -4.1      76.6    76.8     0.2      54.0    52.2    -1.8     74.6      65.6     -9.0     55.6    59.4      3.9
 Franklin                         84.5    87.9      3.3     76.8    80.8     4.0    81.5    85.1      3.7    83.9    75.5   -8.4      83.7    77.4     -6.3     73.0    75.2    2.2      99.1      96.8     -2.3     76.1    75.3      -0.9
 General John Stricker            75.2    75.7      0.5     72.0    65.6    -6.4    78.8    76.1      -2.6   70.7    72.7   2.0       77.0    76.6     -0.4     68.9    67.6    -1.4     94.3      87.0     -7.3     71.9    77.2       5.3
 Golden Ring                      72.7    74.1      1.3     53.0    53.8     0.8    66.1    69.2      3.1    45.7    58.4   12.7      72.8    68.5     -4.3     33.3    33.3    0.0      64.0      44.6    -19.3     59.4    58.0      -1.4
 Hereford                         94.9    93.4     -1.5     93.2    92.4    -0.8    93.2    93.8      0.6    97.3    94.4   -2.8      91.1    93.5     2.5      92.5    92.2    -0.3     100.0     96.9     -3.1     93.8    91.3      -2.5
 Holabird                         72.0    66.0     -5.9     65.3    57.3    -8.0    72.4    66.0      -6.4   59.1    61.3   2.1       69.9    67.0     -2.9     52.3    50.0    -2.3     89.3      83.7     -5.6     61.6    53.8      -7.7
 Lansdowne                        70.6    69.3     -1.3     63.3    67.9     4.6    62.4    63.9      1.5    47.4    57.4   10.1      63.6    67.1     3.5      37.3    35.4    -1.9     41.7      61.2    19.5      46.7    45.6      -1.1
 Loch Raven Technical Academy     71.9    79.7      7.8     58.3    65.9     7.6    78.0    79.8      1.7    59.1    62.6   3.5       74.9    73.3     -1.5     47.3    43.0    -4.3     76.4      73.3     -3.1     54.0    57.6       3.5
 Middle River                     69.9    81.0     11.2     53.9    64.5    10.5    70.9    73.7      2.8    65.7    61.2   -4.5      71.5    75.9     4.4      50.7    52.5    1.8      90.4      77.5    -12.9     66.4    65.2      -1.2
 Old Court                        74.0    79.8      5.8     46.6    51.6     5.0    75.1    64.3     -10.9   40.7    43.5   2.7       69.1    74.9     5.8      37.8    43.5    5.7      86.3      60.6    -25.7     52.8    54.1       1.2
 Parkville Center of Technology   92.9    90.1     -2.8     82.8    85.0     2.1    85.9    86.4      0.5    75.5    78.1   2.6       87.7    85.6     -2.1     81.0    75.3    -5.7     97.1      85.1    -12.0     81.9    78.7      -3.2
 Perry Hall                       88.5    90.8      2.3     85.0    86.0     1.0    88.0    85.8      -2.2   88.6    82.2   -6.4      89.1    89.8     0.6      79.7    83.1    3.4      97.0      92.3     -4.7     83.8    85.0       1.2
 Pikesville                       79.1    85.8      6.6     66.0    73.1     7.1    80.7    79.3      -1.5   70.9    64.6   -6.3      76.8    81.5     4.7      59.8    65.1    5.3      96.6      94.5     -2.1     69.3    76.8       7.5
 Pine Grove                       77.7    91.3     13.6     77.5    86.2     8.8    86.0    88.7      2.7    90.0    85.6   -4.4      91.1    88.2     -2.9     86.8    88.5    1.7      98.1      94.2     -4.0     85.8    85.5      -0.3
 Ridgely                          94.1    94.8      0.7     88.3    92.8     4.5    96.0    92.9      -3.1   94.6    94.8   0.2       94.3    94.7     0.4      91.7    93.9    2.1      99.4      98.5     -0.9     91.9    93.9       1.9
 Southwest Academy                74.6    79.4      4.9     68.4    72.4     4.0    77.3    73.5      -3.8   59.0    56.1   -2.9      78.3    76.0     -2.3     37.2    56.0    18.8     65.4      50.6    -14.8     52.8    55.2      2.5
 Sparrows Point                   84.5    86.8      2.3     85.1    79.9    -5.3    79.7    79.0      -0.7   75.9    86.7   10.8      82.4    83.0     0.6      64.8    63.9    -0.8     98.6      93.0     -5.6     73.2    73.0      -0.3
 Stemmers Run                     73.7    80.5      6.8     61.2    70.0     8.9    75.9    78.0      2.1    51.1    59.9   8.8       78.0    72.9     -5.1     49.2    47.5    -1.7     69.5      61.4     -8.1     71.1    63.4      -7.6
 Sudbrook Magnet                  92.7    95.8      3.1     87.2    91.8     4.6    93.3    93.3      0.0    91.3    83.9   -7.4      95.2    93.2     -2.1     87.3    84.5    -2.8     94.5      90.5     -4.0     96.3    89.8      -6.6
 Windsor Mill                     71.7    77.3      5.6     55.6    67.7    12.1    62.0    73.4     11.3    50.2    57.9   7.7       76.2    79.3     3.1      53.1    46.3    -6.8     81.0      63.2    -17.7     60.9    66.1      5.2
 Woodlawn                         87.9    87.4     -0.4     78.0    83.0     4.9    79.8    87.6      7.7    76.2    76.8   0.5       90.4    86.8     -3.6     62.0    72.4    10.4     85.4      75.5     -9.8     46.8    57.6      10.7




                                                                 ALGEBRA/
                                                               DATA ANALYSIS                                  BIOLOGY                                          ENGLISH                                    GOVERNMENT
                          High                             2009            2010        Diff.         2009            2010           Diff.       2009              2010           Diff.           2009              2009         Diff.
 Catonsville                                               85.3             81.7       -3.6          83.8           82.3            -1.5         84.3             85.9            1.6             91.0             87.9             -3.1
 Chesapeake                                                75.0             77.4        2.4          69.8           78.3            8.5          67.7             68.8            1.1             77.1             76.5             -0.6
 Dulaney                                                   97.2             95.5       -1.7          97.0           95.5            -1.5         95.4            92.3            -3.1             97.4             96.1             -1.3
 Dundalk                                                   76.2             79.9        3.7          65.8           69.0            3.2          64.1             69.9            5.8             77.1             80.3             3.2
 Eastern Technical                                         100.0           100.0        0.0          100.0          100.0           0.0          99.7            100.0            0.3            100.0             99.6             -0.4
 Franklin                                                  94.6             94.3       -0.3          86.0           84.1            -1.9         86.0            83.6            -2.4             96.6             92.1             -4.5
 Geo. Wash. Carver for Arts & Tech.                        95.4             99.5        4.1          95.4           95.1            -0.3         94.9            91.2            -3.7             97.9             98.4             0.5
 Hereford                                                  98.5             99.4        0.9          98.3           99.7            1.4          91.9             98.2            6.3             99.4             100.0            0.6
 Kenwood                                                   85.3             83.5       -1.8          77.5           78.2            0.7          61.6            77.2            15.6             81.8             84.5             2.7
 Lansdowne for Business & Finance                          79.8             72.9       -6.9          68.3           76.4            8.1          71.8             77.1            5.3             81.3             82.7             1.4
 Loch Raven                                                91.7             90.8       -0.9          87.7           92.1            4.4          88.1             94.1            6.0             93.7             95.4             1.7
 Milford Mill                                              66.8             70.3        3.5          63.6           66.0            2.4          74.9            71.6            -3.3             76.7             77.8             1.1
 New Town                                                  75.6             80.6        5.0          63.1           69.9            6.8          80.6             82.1            1.5             87.6             86.7             -0.9
 Overlea                                                   79.8             76.4       -3.4          74.2           69.7            -4.5         73.4            69.7            -3.7             81.5             74.4             -7.1
 Owings Mills                                              85.8             82.4       -3.4          78.1           71.9            -6.2         78.7            77.1            -1.6             88.5             87.1             -1.4
 Parkville Ctr.-Math, Sci, & Comp                          86.4             89.4        3.0          78.7           77.7            -1.0         80.4             84.5            4.1             90.7             91.2             0.5
 Patapsco Center for Arts                                  91.0             90.6       -0.4          79.7           70.1            -9.6         81.6             83.0            1.4             92.9             86.1             -6.8
 Perry Hall                                                95.9             95.8       -0.1          92.3           88.2            -4.1         86.9            85.7            -1.2             96.1             95.2             -0.9
 Pikesville                                                90.9             85.9       -5.0          90.9           83.4            -7.5         93.3            89.8            -3.5             90.9             90.7             -0.2
 Randallstown                                              65.0             63.4       -1.6          60.6           63.4            2.8          70.4             69.5           -0.9             74.1              77.4            3.3
 Sollers Point Technical                                    NA               NA         NA            NA             NA              NA           NA               NA             NA               NA                NA              NA
 Sparrows Point                                            86.2             87.0        0.8          81.9           80.2            -1.7         77.1            75.9            -1.2             92.0             88.3             -3.7
 Towson                                                    99.1             97.0       -2.1          97.2           96.4            -0.8         95.6             97.9            2.3            100.0             96.7             -3.3
 Western - Tech. & Environ. Sci.                           98.5             99.5        1.0          98.0           97.7            -0.3         92.9             96.8            3.9             99.5             100.0            0.5
 Woodlawn-Pre-Eng. & Rch. in Sci.                          52.9             62.6        9.7          63.5           59.8            -3.7         61.8            60.7            -1.1             70.0             71.2             1.2

 Source: BCPS Data Warehouse
 NOTE: Data reflect 2008-2009 High School Assessment pass rates for the class of 2010 at the end of Grade 11 compared to 2009-2010 High School Assessment
 pass rates for the class of 2011 at the end of Grade 11.




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                       Adequate Yearly Progress by School Level
                                  Reading                                                                 Math
                  2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010                          Change         2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010                 Change
  Elementary        87.3%           88.6%            89.0%                1.7%                85.0%            86.0%          88.2%   3.2%
     Middle         78.3%           81.7%            82.1%                3.8%                67.6%            70.8%          72.0%   4.4%
      High          80.0%           83.9%            84.5%                4.5%                82.7%            85.5%          86.6%   3.9%

                                                  AYP‐ Reading and Mathematics
                                             Proficient and Advanced by School Level
                  100.0

                   80.0

                   60.0

                   40.0

                   20.0

                    0.0
                            2007‐2008        2008‐2009         2009‐2010            2007‐2008         2008‐2009        2009‐2010

                                              Reading                                                   Math

                                                            Elementary     Middle      High


                          Data source: Maryland State Department of Education


 Adequate Yearly Progress                                                   2009-2010 AYP Reading and Mathematics Performance at the
                                                                            Elementary School Level
 The cornerstone of No Child Left Behind Act and Maryland's                 In 2009-2010, the percentage of students attaining proficiency
 accountability system is based upon schools, school systems, and           on the reading MSA was 89.0%, well above the 2010 AMO of
 the state making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in improving               81.2%. The percentage of students achieving proficiency on the
 student achievement. To demonstrate AYP, schools, school                   mathematics MSA for 2009-2010 was 88.2%, which exceeded
 systems, and the state are required to demonstrate that student            the 2010 AMO of 79.4%.
 performance is improving in the target areas of reading,
 mathematics, and one additional area. In elementary and                    2009-2010 AYP Reading and Mathematics Performance at the
 middle schools, the additional measure is attendance. In high              Middle School Level
 schools, the additional measure is graduation rate. Student                The percentage of middle school students attaining proficiency
 progress in reading and mathematics is measured by the                     on the 2009-2010 reading MSA was 82.1%, which exceeded
 Maryland School Assessment (MSA), the Modified Maryland                    the 2010 AMO of 80.8%. The percentage of middle schools
 School Assessment (Mod-MSA) for students with mild to                      achieving proficiency on the 2009-2010 mathematics MSA was
 moderate disabilities, or for students with profound disabilities          72.0%, which exceeded the 2010 AMO of 71.4%.
 the Alternative Maryland School Assessment (ALT-MSA). The
 Maryland State Board of Education has set the performance                  2009-2010 AYP Reading and Mathematics Performance at the
 standards for basic, proficient, and advanced levels of                    High School Level
 achievement for all assessments.                                           In 2009-2010, 84.5% of high school students attained
                                                                            proficiency on the reading MSA, which exceeded the 2010
 In addition to improving student achievement in the aggregate              AMO of 72.7%. The percentage of high school students
 (All Students), AYP must be achieved by eight subgroups of                 achieving proficiency on the 2009-2010 mathematics MSA was
 students: African American, American Indian, Asian/Pacific                 86.6%, which exceeded the 2010 AMO of 64.9%.
 Islander, Hispanic, White, Limited English Proficient, Free and
 Reduced-Price Meals, and Special Education. In order for                   Baltimore County Public Schools remain committed to all schools
 schools, school systems, and the state to demonstrate adequate             and the system making AYP. The BCPS Blueprint for Progress
 yearly progress, the percentage of students scoring proficient or          and Master Plan include performance goals and indicators that
 advanced in reading and mathematics must meet or exceed a                  serve as the concrete measures by which student achievement is
 yearly target called the Annual Measurable Objective (AMO).                benchmarked and school system accountability for achievement
 Each year the AMO is set higher until it reaches 100% of                   is defined. These efforts are designed to improve instruction and
 students achieving proficiency in 2014.                                    increase student achievement. Throughout the year, BCPS will
                                                                            continue to adjust and modify Master Plan activities aligned with
                                                                            strategies in the Blueprint for Progress to improve the
                                                                            achievement of middle and high school students and to decrease
                                                                            the achievement gap among student groups and schools.

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                Maryland School Assessment Performance Results
                     Average percent of students that scored in the Proficient and Advanced categories.
                                                                              Reading
                                          2006                      2007                      2008                      2009                      2010
            Grade       3                 81.8                       83.5                     85.1                      87.5                      86.8
            Grade       4                 86.1                       87.6                     89.0                      87.0                      89.0
            Grade       5                 79.5                       78.4                     87.3                      90.5                      90.5
            Grade       6                 73.3                       77.3                     82.9                      82.0                      84.7
            Grade       7                 75.0                       68.2                     82.0                      81.2                      80.6
            Grade       8                 70.8                       66.2                     70.7                      82.5                      81.7

                                                                                 Math
                                          2006                      2007                      2008                      2009                      2010
            Grade       3                 77.8                       81.6                     83.3                      85.9                      87.4
            Grade       4                 84.5                       88.0                     90.2                      90.2                      92.0
            Grade       5                 72.5                       79.3                     80.4                      81.0                      84.4
            Grade       6                 64.1                       66.4                     74.8                      72.5                      76.8
            Grade       7                 58.4                       58.2                     66.3                      73.5                      71.5
            Grade       8                 57.3                       53.3                     60.8                      66.2                      67.1

  Data Source: Cognos
  The Blueprint for Progress contains eight broadly defined performance goals. Performance Goal 1 states that by 2012, all students will reach high standards, as
  established by the Baltimore County Public Schools and state performance level standards, in English/reading/writing, mathematics, science, and social studies.
  The reading and mathematics performance data shown in the table measure every student's performance on the reading and mathematics MSA regardless of
  enrollment date. The data reflect the percentage of students who achieve proficient or advanced on the MSA.
  Science MSA only takes place in grades 5 and 8.

                                                               Reading Scores FY06-FY10
                                                                  Grades 3 through 8

   100.0
    80.0
    60.0
    40.0
    20.0
     0.0
                     Grade 3                  Grade 4                  Grade 5                    Grade 6                Grade 7                  Grade 8

                                                           2006        2007        2008        2009         2010



                                                                   Math Scores FY06-FY10
                                                                    Grades 3 through 8


   100.0
    80.0
    60.0
    40.0
    20.0
     0.0

                    Grade 3                  Grade 4                   Grade 5                    Grade 6                Grade 7                  Grade 8

                                                          2006         2007        2008        2009         2010




                                                               County Level Results for 2010

  100.0
   80.0
   60.0
   40.0
   20.0
    0.0
                  Grade 3                Grade 4                  Grade 5              Grade 6                Grade 7                Grade 8

                                                                       Reading             Math




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                                                                       Enrollment
 Enrollment
 Projected enrollment is used to allocate non-salary baseline funding to schools. The summary of the enrollment projec-
 tion and the change from FY2011 are outlined in the following table.


                                   Actual      Actual      Actual      Actual       Actual     Actual       Actual       Actual      Actual          Actual    Projected Anticipated

             Grade               2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012                             Change
 PreK                                3,176     3,404     3,469     3,512     3,585     3,771     3,649     3,649     3,883     3,570     3,558                                  -12
 K                                   6,665     6,654     6,748     6,812     6,849     6,731     7,149     7,232     7,534     7,712     7,841                                  129
 1-5                                39,586    39,088    38,563    38,002    37,556    37,122    36,730    36,874    37,213    38,032    39,000                                  968
 Total PreK-5                       49,427    49,146    48,780    48,326    47,990    47,624    47,528    47,755    48,630    49,314    50,399                                1,085

 Total 6-8                           25,615      26,157      25,998      25,409      24,485       23,780        22,906    22,478       22,134         22,272     22,515          243

 Total 9-12                          31,332      32,485      33,204      33,499      33,786       33,829        32,916    31,945       31,526         31,202     30,775         -427

 Alternative                            346         313         274         302         398           337         691          479        519            492        492            0

 Home Assigned/Evening High             114         210         162         161         271           183         274          89             87          99         99            0

 Special Schools                        488         503         536         479         456           429         399          432        384            351        351            0

 Charter School                                                                                                                465        552            601        564          -37

 Grand Totals **                    107,322     108,814     108,954     108,176     107,386     106,182     104,714      103,643      103,832        104,331    105,195          864

 ** Totals do not include children under the age of three receiving services through the Baltimore County Infants and Toddlers Program Special Education students in Levels I-V,
 accommodated in regular schools, are included in the grade level projections.




                                                                          School Enrollment 2001-2012


         60,000



         50,000



         40,000




         30,000




         20,000




         10,000




               0
                   2001-2002   2002-2003      2003-2004    2004-2005    2005-2006     2006-2007       2007-2008    2008-2009      2009-2010        2010-2011   2011-2012
                     Actual      Actual         Actual       Actual       Actual        Actual          Actual       Actual         Actual           Actual    Projected


                                                                       Elementary    Middle    High     Other




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                   Summary of Non-Salary Allocation of Schools
                                                                                 FY11            FY12                      Special         FY12              FY12
                                                                  FY10          Adopted        Projected     FY12         Ed. Add-on     Special Ed.       Proposed
                          Areas                                  Actuals        Budget         Enrollment   Baseline      Enrollment      Add-on            Budget

 Elementary                                                         9,187,509      6,734,277     50,399       6,086,316     1,424             202,280         6,288,596
 Special                                                              224,814        153,280      351            83,838      330               46,860           130,698
 Middle                                                             6,024,932      4,475,422     22,515       3,004,627      905              112,220         3,116,847
 High                                                              10,922,314      8,271,478     30,775       4,865,529     1,206              97,686         4,963,215
 Alternative                                                          414,879        414,750      492           414,750       27                    0           414,750



 Total Baseline                                                   $26,774,448    $20,049,207    104,532     $14,455,060     3,892            $459,046       $14,914,106

 Home Assigned / Evening High/ RICA Enrollment                                                     99
 Imagine Discovery Charter School (Enrollment only)                                               564
 Magnet and Consumable (Undistributed in FY11 Adopted Budget)                       724,186                                                                   4,168,701
 Minority Achievement                                                               500,000                                                                     500,000
 Performance Initiatives                                                            354,169                                                                     405,659
 Randallstown High Redirect                                                          40,000                                                                      40,000
 Restructuring Holdback (Adopted FY11)                                                8,714
 Restructuring of Lansdowne M, Southwest Academy, Old Court M,
   Deer Park M, Woodlawn HS, and Dundalk HS                                                                                                                   1,008,785
 George Washington Carver Start-up                                                                                                                            1,000,000
 Holdback (Undistributed Funds - Adopted Budget)                                   2,671,529                  2,477,708                                       2,477,708


 Total                                                            $26,774,448    $24,347,805    105,195     $16,932,768     3,892            $459,046       $24,514,959



                                                         FY12 Non-Salary Allocation to Schools
                                                                     $24,514,959


                                      Baseline
                                    $16,932,768
                                       69.1%




                                                                                                                                            Magnet and Consumables
                                                                                                                                                  $4,168,701
                                                                                                                                                     17.0%



     Randallstown High School
             Redirect
                                                                                                                                    Minority Achievement
             $40,000
                                                                                                                                          $500,000
               0.2%
                                                                                                                                             2.0%
 George Washington Carver
         Start-up
        $1,000,000                Performance Initiatives for                            Restructuring of                   Special Education
           4.1%           Loch Raven Academy, Golden Ring Middle,                      Southwest Academy,                        Add-on
                            Middle River Middle, Old Court Middle,              Lansdowne Middle, Deer Park Middle,            $459,046
                             Deep Creek Middle, Dundalk Middle,                    Old Court Middle, Dundalk High                 1.9%
                             Holabird Middle, Lansdowne Middle,                     and Woodlawn High Schools
                                   Woodlawn Middle, and                                     $1,008,785
                            General John Stricker Middle Schools                               4.1%
                                          $405,659
                                            1.6%




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                                   Summary of School Allocations

Baseline Allocation - $16,932,768                                       Magnet Programs and Career Technology Allocations -
Using projected enrollment, baseline allocations are made to            $4,168,701
each school to cover the instructional supplies, instructional          The Magnet and Career and Technology programs represent an
materials, contracted services, and equipment used in the regular       effort to improve achievement by providing program options
instructional program. The allocation also covers health suite          which meet the diversified interests and needs of students. These
supplies, field trips, special education materials, and the expenses    programs exist in magnet schools as well as in comprehensive
of the Office of Principal (Mid-level Administration).                  schools.
                                   Summary of School Allocations
Fifteen percent of the school’s baseline allocation is withheld to      Schools having magnet programs submit plans to the Office of
be distributed based on the September 30, 2011 enrollment               Gifted & Talented/Magnet Programs. Funding is awarded
count. This holdback process allows schools to adjust their             based on proposed program offerings.
baseline budgets based on actual September 30 enrollment.
                                                                        Career and Technology allocations are administered by the
The data source for the projected FY2012 enrollment is the              Office of Career and Technology based on needs related to the
Baltimore County Public Schools’ September 30, 2011                     purchase of consumable supplies and materials.
Enrollment Projections, published by the Office of Strategic
Planning , Revised 12/09/2010.                                          Minority Achievement Initiative - $500,000
                                                                        The funding is used to support targeted academic interventions to
              Budget Per                   Proposed                     increase student achievement at schools with 40% or more African
                Pupil         Level of     Per Pupil
              Allocation       School      Allocation                   American enrollment. Their programs, recommended by the
               FY2011                       FY2012                      Minority Achievement Implementation Committee and approved
                                                                        by the superintendent’s staff, will address academic progress in
               $150.00       Elementary     $142.00                     areas that have the most persistent achievement gaps. Focus will
               $165.00        Middle        $157.00                     be on reading and mathematics at elementary and middle
                                                                        schools, and SAT success in high schools.
               $196.00          High        $186.00
               $296.00        Special       $281.00                     Randallstown High School Redirect - $40,000
                                                                        Funds to support the Academy of Finance from the Office of
                                                                        Career and Technology Education.
A textbook fund is set aside to provide a central account for
systemwide curriculum changes (see the Executive Assistant to the Restructuring Southwest Academy Magnet Middle School
Superintendent.) Additionally, funding is set aside to upgrade      for Science and Engineering, Lansdowne Middle, Deer
and maintain library collections at appropriate levels (see Library
                                                                    Park Middle Magnet, Old Court Middle, Dundalk High,
Information Services.)
                                                                        and Woodlawn High Schools - $1,008,785
                                                                   The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires these schools to
                                                                   select an alternative governance structure after having completed
Special Education Add-on - $459,046                                a comprehensive analysis of the total school’s teaching and
Additional funding for special education students in levels IV and learning environment. NCLB further requires schools in
V is provided by an add-on allocation to the baseline budget.      improvement to develop two-year school improvement plans to
These funds may be allocated throughout the baseline budget as address student and teacher needs (Federal Register Section
the students are included in the total school population. The data 200.41 (b)).
source for the allocation is the BCPS report of Special Education
Students by School and Least Restrictive Environment. (Columns - Performance Initiatives for Loch Raven Technical
Resource, Separate Class, and Special School), published by the
                                                                   Academy, Golden Ring Middle, Middle River Middle, Old
Student Data Group, Department of Technology, 10/29/2010.
Special schools are funded at the elementary level.                Court Middle, Deep Creek Middle, Dundalk Middle,
                                                                        Holabird Middle, Lansdowne Middle, Woodlawn Middle,
           Budget Per         Level of      Proposed Per
                                                                        and General John Stricker Middle - $405,659
         Pupil Allocation      School      Pupil Allocation             Performance initiatives will be continued to implement and
            FY2011                             FY2012                   monitor intervention programs for students in selected middle
                                                                        schools who have not demonstrated proficiency in reading,
            $150.00         Elementary         $142.00                  language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
            $131.00           Middle           $124.00
             $85.00             High           $81.00
                                                                        George Washington Carver Center for Arts and
                                                                        Technology Relocation and Start-up Funds - $1,000,000
                                                                        Relocation date of FY2013.



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                   Board of Education of Baltimore County
 The Board of Education of Baltimore County sets policy for the Baltimore County Public Schools and supervises the
 superintendent in all activities related to the position. The Board of Education of Baltimore County oversees all
 operations of the Baltimore County Public Schools.

 The Internal Audit and Ombudsman offices work with the Board of Education of Baltimore County to maintain
 oversight and respond to concerns within the school system.

                                         FY12 Budget by Object Category
                                                  $1,316,012

                 Salaries & Wages
                     $1,121,577
                       85.2%




                                                                                    Contracted Services
                            Other Charges                                                 $18,515
                               $153,831                                                    1.4%
                                11.7%
                                                          Supplies & Materials
                                                                $22,089
                                                                  1.7%



                                                    Budget History

            $1,600,000


            $1,200,000


              $800,000

              $400,000


                       $0
                            Salaries &   Contracted    Supplies &      Other
                                                                                   Equipment     Total Budget
                             Wages        Services      Materials     Charges

         FY08 Actual        $998,883       $4,458       $18,045       $145,546       $6,679       $1,173,611
         FY09 Actual        $1,074,260    $17,185       $19,935       $136,713       $6,198       $1,254,291
         FY10 Actual        $1,076,688    $18,450       $24,467       $134,744         $0         $1,254,349
         FY11 Adjusted      $1,063,261    $19,188       $25,110       $160,427         $0         $1,267,986
         FY12 Proposed      $1,121,577    $18,515       $22,089       $153,831         $0         $1,316,012


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                      Board of Education of Baltimore County
 Description of the Department                                        Goals for 2011-2012

 The Board of Education of Baltimore County sets policy for           •   To support the superintendent of schools in achieving
 the Baltimore County Public Schools and supervises the                   systemwide goals.
 superintendent in all activities related to the position. Funds      •   To emphasize the “Precepts, Beliefs, and Values of the
 appropriated to this program provide each board member                   Baltimore County Public Schools” in all support services.
 reimbursement for travel and other expenses incidental to            •   To implement the five-year strategic plan.
 attending board meetings and transacting the business of the
 Board of Education.




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                                                 Internal Audit
 Description of the Department                                     Goals for 2011-2012

 The Office of Internal Audit supports the Board of Education of   •   To assist the Board of Education of Baltimore County.
 Baltimore County (board) and the Baltimore County Public          •   To ensure the propriety of the BCPS operations.
 Schools (BCPS) in achieving systemwide goals and objectives to    •   To increase the effectiveness and efficiency of operations
 improve achievement for all students, maintain a safe and             in the Office of Internal Audit.
 orderly learning environment in every school, and use resources   •   To maintain a level of leadership, integrity, and
 effectively and efficiently.                                          competence in any representation of the board and the
                                                                       BCPS system.
 The Office of Internal Audit works with the Board of Education
 of Baltimore County to maintain oversight and respond to
 concerns within the school system.




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                                                   Ombudsman
 Description of the Department                                       Goals for 2011-2012

 The Office of Ombudsman serves as a neutral resource in             •   To serve as a designated neutral resource in solving
 helping to equitably and reasonably resolve concerns and                problems and to respond to calls which require research
 complaints from schools, parents, and communities, as well as           and inquiry with other BCPS personnel, and local and state
 assist schools and the general public in accessing information          agencies.
 and resources. The ombudsman also serves as the                     •   To investigate complaints and assist in achieving a
 superintendent’s designee in matters of appeal and as the               resolution.
 administrative liaison to the Ethics Review Panel.                  •   To serve as the superintendent’s designee in matters of
                                                                         appeal related to such issues as special permission
                                                                         transfers, residency enrollments, magnet school admissions,
                                                                         transportation services, early admission to prekindergarten
                                                                         and kindergarten programs, homelessness, and Title I Public
                                                                         School Transfer Options, and other circumstances.
                                                                     •   To provide administrative support to the Ethics Review
                                                                         Panel.
                                                                     •   To manage the operation of the BCPS’ Anonymous Fraud
                                                                         Tip Line and forward Requests for Service to the
                                                                         appropriate school system officials.




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          Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools
The superintendent is the chief executive officer of the school system and reports directly to the Board of Education of
Baltimore County. The superintendent is responsible for implementing the laws relating to the schools, which have been
enacted and published as bylaws and policies of the Maryland State Board of Education, and the rules, regulations,
and policies of the Board of Education of Baltimore County. The superintendent is charged with overseeing all functions
of the Baltimore County Public Schools and ensuring the mission of the Baltimore County Public Schools is pursued and
the system’s goals are achieved.

The following offices are under the direct supervision of the superintendent and are included in this section: Assistant
Superintendents, Communications, The Education Channel, Community Outreach, Department of Research, Accountability
and Assessment, Student Support Services and Legal Counsel.

                                           FY12 Budget by Object Category
                                                    $37,821,757

                    Salaries & Wages
                       $31,058,059
                          82.1%




                                                                              Contracted
                              Equipment                                        Services
                               $56,541                             Supplies & $4,177,582
                                 0.2%   Other Charges               Materials   11.0%
                                          $1,043,755               $1,485,820
                                             2.8%                     3.9%


                 $40,000,000                         Budget History


                 $30,000,000



                 $20,000,000


                 $10,000,000


                             $0
                                  Salaries &   Contracted   Supplies &     Other
                                                                                       Equipment Total Budget
                                   Wages        Services     Materials    Charges
               FY08 Actual        $5,233,520   $1,349,849    $316,103    $167,665       $252,403   $7,319,540
               FY09 Actual        $27,918,657 $3,920,902    $1,247,423   $1,163,629     $415,586   $34,666,197
               FY10 Actual        $28,921,617 $3,840,011    $1,304,766   $1,075,666     $138,737   $35,280,797
               FY11 Adjusted      $30,527,712 $4,247,095    $1,602,980   $1,179,720     $60,150    $37,617,657
               FY12 Proposed $31,058,059 $4,177,582         $1,485,820   $1,043,755     $56,541    $37,821,757



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           Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools
 Description of the Department                                      Goals for 2011-2012

 The superintendent of schools oversees all functions of the BCPS   •   Garner support for the BCPS system by engaging the public
 system, and ensures that the system’s mission is pursued and its       in understanding and communicating the Blueprint for
 goals achieved as outlined in the Blueprint for Progress.              Progress.
                                                                    •   Engage parents, businesses, and the community in school
                                                                        improvement through a unified, collaborative, and
                                                                        responsive structure.
                                                                    •   Provide leadership to enhance teaching and learning in the
                                                                        classroom by aligning the organizational structure with
                                                                        accountability design.
                                                                    •   Provide leadership in assessing the quality and efficiency of
                                                                        the programs, operations, and services the system provides.


 Budget Highlights
 •    A decrease of $95 thousand for the College Access program.
 •    A decrease of 1.0 clerical FTE transferred to Executive Officer for Community Outreach.




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       Assistant Superintendent Elementary Schools - Zone 1
 Description of the Department                                        Goals for 2011-2012

 The office of assistant superintendent is accountable for the        •   Provide leadership to the principals in order to improve
 performance of schools through supervising and monitoring                student achievement.
 implementation of curriculum, monitoring and assessing               •   Ensure that resources are being used appropriately.
 performance of schools, assessing and monitoring services to
 schools, monitoring school expenditures, evaluating principals,
 and reporting directly to the superintendent regarding the
 performance of elementary schools in Zone 1.




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       Assistant Superintendent Elementary Schools - Zone 2
 Description of the Department                                        Goals for 2011-2012

 The office of assistant superintendent is accountable for the        •   Provide leadership to the principals in order to improve
 performance of schools through supervising and monitoring                student achievement.
 implementation of curriculum, monitoring and assessing               •   Ensure that resources are being used appropriately.
 performance of schools, assessing and monitoring services to
 schools, monitoring school expenditures, evaluating principals,
 and reporting directly to the superintendent regarding the
 performance of elementary schools in Zone 2.




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       Assistant Superintendent Elementary Schools - Zone 3
 Description of the Department                                        Goals for 2011-2012

 The office of assistant superintendent is accountable for the        •   Provide leadership to the principals in order to improve
 performance of schools through supervising and monitoring                student achievement.
 implementation of curriculum, monitoring and assessing               •   Ensure that resources are being used appropriately.
 performance of schools, assessing and monitoring services to
 schools, monitoring school expenditures, evaluating principals,
 and reporting directly to the superintendent regarding the
 performance of elementary schools in Zone 3.




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                     Assistant Superintendent Middle Schools
 Description of the Department                                     Goals for 2011-2012

 The office of assistant superintendent is accountable for the      •   Provide leadership to middle school principals in order to
 performance of middle schools through supervising and                  improve student achievement.
 monitoring implementation of curriculum, monitoring and            •   Ensure that resources are being used appropriately.
 assessing performance of middle schools, assessing and
 monitoring services to middle schools, monitoring middle school
 expenditures, evaluating principals, and reporting directly to the
 superintendent regarding the performance of all middle schools.




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                        Assistant Superintendent High Schools
 Description of the Department                                      Goals for 2011-2012

 The office of assistant superintendent is accountable for the      •   Provide leadership to high school principals in order to
 performance of high schools through supervising and monitoring         improve student achievement.
 implementation of curriculum, monitoring and assessing             •   Ensure that resources are being used appropriately.
 performance of high schools, assessing and monitoring services
 to high schools, monitoring high school expenditures, evaluating
 principals, and reporting directly to the superintendent
 regarding the performance of all high schools.




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                                 Chief Communications Officer
 Description of the Department                                      Department staff produce various communication tools and
                                                                    products related to Blueprint for Progress objectives including the
 The Office of Communications directs systemwide communication Information Calendar, Annual Report to the Community,
 efforts to promote the school system’s purpose and vision as       Classroom to Community Express and Superlatives; as well as
 stated in the BCPS Blueprint for Progress in order to develop      informational and promotional content for the BCPS Website.
 greater stakeholder involvement and cultivate support of student The staff also produces special recognition and community
 achievement. At the direction of the superintendent, the office    events such as Board of Education recognition programs,
 works collaboratively with students, staff, the Board of           Teacher of the Year, Awards for Excellence, and MSA Awards
 Education, community groups, business, higher education, non-      Program.
 profit agencies, and government offices to fulfill this objective.
                                                                      Goals for 2011-2012
 Department staff manage related initiatives, activities, and
 relationships including: maintaining positive and effective media    The department will support the Blueprint for Progress in general
 relations; serving as system spokespersons; supporting the           and specifically work toward BCPS measurable objectives on
 superintendent and Board of Education community relations            goals 1, 4, 6, and 7. Specific objectives will be to continue to
 efforts; coordinating school system site-based Good News             support the superintendent and Board of Education community
 Ambassadors; coordinating volunteer involvement; directing the       relations efforts, improve marketing and promotion of school
 activity of the Education Foundation; coordinating the activity of   system successes, strengthen communications via system Good
 Baltimore County Student Council; serving as the                     News Ambassadors, to continue to improve publications such as
 superintendent’s liaisons to PTA Council, Education Coalition,       Classroom to Community Express, the Budget Message to the
 area advisory groups, other stakeholder groups; and serving as       Community and general school system information and
 the superintendent’s liaisons to the business community.             promotion material.




                                          See Agency Budget Detail on following page.




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                                           Education Channel
 Description of the Department                                        students, and teachers.
                                                                 •    Continue to migrate video production and downlink
 The Education Channel provides visual communication solutions to     technologies to digital formats.
 promote student achievement, enhance central office              •   Provide differentiated professional development for all
 communication, provide in-service training, and inform and           personnel and provide more engaging work for students by
 educate the public about BCPS. The Education Channel explores        obtaining and producing curriculum-matched programs, live
 and recommends visual communication technologies and                 satellite downlinks, creating “corporate communications”
 programming for student and staff use. In addition, The              videos, and developing video Internet applications.
 Education Channel houses and maintains the Baltimore County      •   Maintain community and legislative support for the school
 Government Cable Channel.                                            system by providing students, teachers, staff, and the public
                                                                      with pertinent and positive information about BCPS.
 Goals for 2011-2012                                             •    Provide technical support services that will enable all
                                                                      students to maximize their educational opportunities by
 •   Strengthen communication among schools, homes, community,        providing support for school video instruction programs.
     and components of the school system by maintaining a       •     Support school programs by evaluating video equipment,
     state-of-the-art production facility.                            providing student training opportunities, and providing a
 •   Provide web accessible video information for stakeholders,       showcase for student productions.




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                    Executive Officer for Community Outreach
 Description of the Department                                       Goals for 2011-2012

 The Executive Officer for Community Outreach is responsible for •        Initiates and maintains contact with community groups,
 evaluating and managing potential outreach programs that                 professional organizations, and businesses to develop,
 would benefit and support student learning within the Baltimore          implement and foster support of school and systemwide
 County Public Schools. The Executive Officer for Community               programs.
 Outreach is also responsible for ensuring that the outreach          •   Serves as the system’s point of contact for businesses and
 initiates support the goals identified in the Blueprint for Progress     external agencies seeking to establish partnerships with
 and the BCPS Master Plan.                                                schools.
                                                                     •    Facilitates partnerships between the Education Foundation,
                                                                          schools, families, communities and businesses to build
                                                                          programs that enhance student achievement and
                                                                          involvement.
                                                                     •    Collects and analyzes data related to community
                                                                          partnerships and evaluates the data for continuous
                                                                          improvement opportunities.
                                                                     •    Coordinates the development and dissemination of program
                                                                          information to school system leadership, the Board of
                                                                          Education, schools, and the community.
                                                                     •    Monitors compliance with board policies and
                                                                          superintendent’s rules relative to community involvement and
                                                                          makes recommendations for goals, policy and rule revisions,
                                                                          and programmatic changes.


 Budget Highlights
 •    An increase of 1.0 clerical FTE transferred from Superintendent.




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          Research, Accountability, Governmental Relations
  Assistant to the Superintendent forand Assessment
 Description of the Department                                      •   Collaborate with offices systemwide to provide planning
                                                                        for and implementation of high quality program
 The Department of Research, Accountability, and Assessment             evaluations to make informed educational decisions to
 (DRAA) provides data analyses and other information to                 improve student achievement and professional
 facilitate the monitoring of progress toward achieving the goals       development.
 of the Blueprint for Progress. This is accomplished through the    •   Manage and analyze data, provide information, and
 development, implementation, and evaluation of system                  facilitate processes to ensure that the system and schools
 research activities, including all aspects of conducting and           meet compliance requirements for schools in improvement.
 reporting results of research and program evaluations related      •   Provide to schools and offices professional development
 to the many factors that impact student achievement, and               focused on using performance data and other information
 analyzing and reporting performance results. The department            to inform decision making.
 coordinates the system’s annual Report on Results and is           •   Provide training, ongoing support, and communication for
 responsible for other accountability and compliance processes          the administration of all state-mandated assessments
 and reporting such as the Maryland School Performance                  according to the state mandated testing calendar, and
 Program Report, the Master Plan and the Bridge to Excellence           provide information for us in design and delivery of
 Master Plan Update. In addition, the department is responsible         curriculum, support services, and professional development.
 for all aspects of implementing and monitoring state and
                                                                    •   Identify systemwide security procedures and guidelines to
 county-mandated testing programs, including the Maryland
                                                                        ensure compliance with federal and state mandated
 State Assessment (MSA and Alt-MSA), High School Assessments,
                                                                        assessments.
 and PSAT, and for providing support to curriculum offices in the
 identification and administration of other assessments. DRAA       •   Evaluate and prioritize requests from external agencies,
 also monitors and ensures that the system meets compliance             universities, companies, and individuals who wish to conduct
 requirements related to adequate yearly progress and                   research in Baltimore County Public Schools.
 provides technical assistance for schools in improvement. The      •   Ensure that the system engages in required processes for
 department provides systemwide support for the alignment of            and meets reporting requirements for accountability under
 BCPS school improvement plans and processes with the Blueprint         the Bridge to Excellence and No Child Left Behind acts in
 for Progress and federal and state requirements.                       regard to the system Master Plan and school improvement.
                                                                    •   Provide ongoing communication and support to school test
 Goals for 2011-2012                                                    coordinators and administrators on all aspects of state and
                                                                        county-mandated assessment programs to ensure
                                                                        compliance with federal, state, and local requirements.
 •   Provide research results and other data-based information
     to support systemwide efforts to engage in continuous        •     Coordinate implementation of the Bridge Plan for
     improvement to ensure that all students are prepared for           Academic Validation and the High School Graduation
     college, the workplace, and life after high school.                Requirements waiver process.
 •   Collaborate with the Information Management Group to         •     Continue to implement the ISO quality improvement system
     provide data, analysis, and interpretation to assist offices       in selected offices within the district.
     and schools results with the identification of the issues
     underlying student performance results.




                                       See Agency Budget Detail on following page.




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  Assistant to the Superintendent forand Assessment




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                   Executive Director Student Support Services
 Description of the Department                                         •   Continue direct collaborations with the offices of school
                                                                           counseling, special education, and all curriculum areas.
 The executive director of the Department of Student Support           •   Improve and expand the number of summer classes offered
 Services provides leadership, advice, and assistance to system            to elementary and secondary school students.
 staff in delivering services in the following areas: alternative      •   Coordinate the integration of programs in the Continuum of
 programs, athletics, health services, psychological services, pupil       Alternative Programs offered by the school system.
 personnel services including school social work services, and safe    •   Plan for the conversion of the Home and Hospital Program
 and drug-free schools. The executive director is charged with             to an e-Center.
 the responsibility to design and implement a system framework
                                                                       •   Build inter-agency collaborations with the Department of
 for the delivery of these services. The executive director also
                                                                           Social Services, Department of Juvenile Justice, physical and
 ensures that the role and responsibilities of departmental
                                                                           mental health providers, and the Baltimore County Police
 coordinators are executed in accordance with school system’s
                                                                           Department/Fire and Emergency Preparedness Office.
 policies, procedures, and curriculum guidelines.
                                                                       •   Evaluate the quality and efficiency of services delivered to
                                                                           students and schools by the Department of Student Support
 Goals for 2011-2012                                                       Services.
                                                                       •   Provide leadership and promote interagency collaborations
 •   Integrate and coordinate the offices’ services to students,           in the areas of the Safe Schools Program, Abuse/Neglect,
     their families, and schools as indicated in the Blueprint for         Residency, 504 Plans, and student behavior management.
     Progress, Master Plan, and Bridge to Excellence for the
                                                                       •   Plan, budget, control, and assess departmental
     Department of Student Support Services. (Offices:                     expenditures.
     Alternative Programs, Athletics, Health Services,
     Psychological Services, Pupil Personnel and School Social         •   Review and develop appropriate Baltimore County Public
     Work Services, and Safe and Drug-Free Schools).                       Schools’ policies and regulations.




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                                      Student Support Services

 Description of the Department                                     •    Evaluate the quality and efficiency of services delivered to
                                                                        students and schools by the Department of Student Support
 The Office of Student Support Services supports the Department         Services by providing coordination of student behavior and
 of Student Support Services by coordinating and delivering             management, alternative programs, and revision of
 services that contribute to the total development of children and      Baltimore County Public Schools’ Student Handbook.
 support to families and schools. The office is responsible for the •   Coordinate with Alternative Programs with the continuum of
 coordination of the disciplinary procedures and supervises the         alternative services; i.e., alternative schools, evening high
 superintendent’s designees. Additionally, the office shares            schools, Home and Hospital, BridgeCenter, AdvancePath
 responsibilities for emergency safety management for the               Academy, and Crossroads Center.
 school system.                                                     •   Promote fair and consistent implementation of Baltimore
                                                                        County Public Schools’ disciplinary code by working with
 Goals for 2011-2012                                                    the superintendent's designees and school administrative
                                                                        teams.
 •   Integrate and coordinate services to students, families, and •     Assist in coordination of the school system’s preparedness
     schools through the related offices: Alternative Programs,         for emergency situations with review of the Critical
     Athletics Program, Pupil Personnel Services, Psychological         Response and School Emergency Safety Management Guide,
     Services, Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Health Services, and         providing training for the Critical Response Team and all
     School Social Work to implement the Student Support                school administrators in school safety.
     Services Model.
 •   Continue direct collaborations with the offices of School
     Counseling, Special Education, and all curriculum areas.
 •   Build inter-agency collaborations with Department of Social
     Services, Department of Juvenile Justice, physical and
     mental health providers, the Baltimore County Police,
     Fire, and Health Departments and the Local Management
     Board to provide leadership and promote areas of Safe
     Schools, Abuse/Neglect, Residency, 504 Plans, and
     Homeless.



 Budget Highlights
 •   An increase of 1.0 clerical and .5 supervisor FTEs for the Safe and Drug Free Schools program.




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                                                        Athletics
 Description of the Department                                      Goals for 2011-2012

 The Office of Athletics provides leadership and direction for the •     Enhance and monitor academic achievement of student
 interscholastic athletic program by supporting administrators,          athletes by providing a safe, equitable, and comprehensive
 athletic directors, and coaches in their efforts to provide a           interscholastic athletic program of the highest integrity.
 quality athletic program for student athletes attending             •   Monitor, maintain, and support countywide expectations for
 Baltimore County Public Schools. The Office of Athletics works          appropriate student athlete behaviors related to citizenship
 cohesively with all stakeholder groups to ensure that each              in the classroom and sportsmanship in athletic events.
 interscholastic athletic opportunity positively impacts the social,
                                                                     •   Increase the overall number of student athletes
 emotional, physical, and educational development of all student
                                                                         participating in interscholastic athletics, especially females
 athletes while emphasizing the primary importance of integrity
                                                                         and students with disabilities, by offering a comprehensive
 and academic excellence.
                                                                         range of activities with a high level of student interest.
                                                                    •    Encourage coaches to use teachable moments to deliver
                                                                         good character development messages.
                                                                    •    Continue to maintain and replace athletic safety equipment.
                                                                    •    Provide professional development for all coaches on
                                                                         concussion management.


 Budget Highlights
 •    An increase of 1.0 FTE allied sports special education resource teacher.




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                                                Health Services
 Description of the Department                                           resources, and referrals to the Home and Hospital program,
                                                                         as appropriate.
 The Office of Health Services supports the achievement of the       •   Reduce absences from school and class by providing
 goals of the Baltimore County Public Schools by designing and           research-based procedures and programs that address or
 delivering a comprehensive, quality school health services              prevent health problems.
 program to all students and staff. The BCPS Health Services         •   Increase effectiveness of tuberculosis, dental, hearing and
 Program uses data and research to identify health barriers to           vision screening programs.
 learning and develops programs and services that eliminate or       •   Increase accessibility of high quality professional
 mitigate these barriers, thereby assisting schools to ensure that       development on health and nursing issues for school nurses,
 all students are ready to learn and achieve. The office is              health assistants, and school staff.
 responsible for providing orientation and ongoing professional      •   Collaborate with the Office of Facilities to provide safe,
 development to school nurses, certification training for health         well-maintained facilities.
 assistants, program protocols and guidelines that support student
                                                                     •   Continue to operate a CPR/AED program that complies with
 and staff health, and ongoing clinical supervision of health
                                                                         state laws and national standards, thereby assuring rescue-
 services staff in schools. The office also provides health
                                                                         ready staff and equipment in all schools and offices.
 promotion programs for students and staff, including screening
 for health concerns and communicable diseases, a flu vaccine        •   Collaborate with the Baltimore County Department of
 program for staff, and CPR and first aid training for employees.        Health and Social Services to maintain school-based
                                                                         wellness centers in targeted schools to serve students with
                                                                         unmet physical and mental health needs.
 Goals for 2011-2012
                                                                     •   Collaborate with the Baltimore County Department of
                                                                         Health to provide clinical consultation services to special
 •   Increase the number of students with chronic health                 schools.
     problems meeting the attendance standard (95%) by
     providing health services, education, linkages to community




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                                         Psychological Services
Description of the Department                                            Institutions (2), Traumatic Loss Teams (12), and Mental Health
                                                                         Community Partnerships (66).
The Office of Psychological Services is committed to the BCPS        •   Prevent disproportionate representation of student
provision of a quality, comprehensive educational program                subgroups in special education and discipline by
designed to address the needs of a diverse student population.           implementation of academic and behavioral interventions
As an office within the Department of Student Support Services,          and supports through Student Support Teams (SST) and
school psychologists provide psychological consultation,                 Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) as well
assessment, intervention services to students, parents, school staff     as on-going review of psychological assessments and
in all schools, centers, and programs. School psychologists              assessment methods.
address the learning, behavioral, and mental health needs of all •       Provide psychological consultation and assessment in
students, including students with targeted and intensive needs, at       specialty areas such as autism waiver, cultural/linguistic
the schoolwide, classroom, and individual student level to support       diversity, mental health advisory, neuropsychology, positive
student achievement in safe and orderly school environments.             behavior planning, sensory deficits, special education
                                                                         mediations/hearings, special transfers, and student threat
Goals for 2011-2012                                                      management.
                                                                    •    Recruit, hire, and supervise highly qualified school
•   Provide psychological consultation, assessment, and                  psychologists with an emphasis on ethnic/cultural diversity
    intervention services to students, parents/guardians, and            and the needs of English Language Learners.
    school staff, in 173 schools, centers, and programs.
•   Provide psychological services in programs such as
    Instructional Support through Student Support Teams (17),
    Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (73),
    Alternative Schools/Programs/Centers (11), Infant Toddler/
    Child Find/PEN Teams (9), NW/SW Regional Team/Bridge
    Center (2), Central IEP Team (3), CN Regional Team for




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                                       Pupil Personnel Services
 Description of the Department                                       •   Provide and/or assist with effective, fair, and consistent
                                                                         implementation of attendance, child abuse and neglect,
 The Office of Pupil Personnel Services provides direct                  homeless, residency, and student behavior policies and
 intervention and case management to students and families of            procedures.
 students who are experiencing academic, behavioral, emotional,      •   Assist school personnel with developing and implementing
 physical, and/or social difficulties. Pupil personnel workers, as       systematic approaches to improving student attendance and
 liaisons among the home, school, and community, collaborate             student behavior.
 with school administrators, teachers, agencies, human services      •   Provide the consolidated Office of Student Support Services
 providers, and other Student Support Services personnel to              with the technology to provide efficient and effective
 coordinate services to families in order that students may              resource services.
 achieve the maximum benefit from their educational experience.      •   Focus on a preventive and proactive approach to assisting
 The Office of Pupil Personnel Services provides education and           students, families, and school personnel.
 support for students and their families who are homeless. In
                                                                     •   Encourage recommended ratio of pupil personnel workers
 addition, pupil personnel workers and residency assistants work
                                                                         to students of 1:2000 students as compared with current
 together to solve residency issues.
                                                                         ration of 1:3000.
 As a site-based service, school social workers provide              •   Develop services and programs for students that increase
 professional mental health services to children and families            “learning readiness”, self-responsibility, and discipline, and
 through individual, family, and group counseling. School social         promote school success for all children.
 workers are committed to providing advocacy on behalf of            •   Develop strategies for involving parents, as well as
 students so as to provide impetus for change to both promote a          supporting and educating parents to promote their school
 positive school experience and healthy psycho-social                    involvement and student success.
 development for students. Regular and intensive interventions       •   Develop collaborations and partnerships with external
 are provided to parents and families with the ultimate goal of          resources to expand services to students and schools.
 promoting school success for all students.                          •   Expand direct and indirect services to instructional staff by
                                                                         increasing consultation and in-service activities, particularly
 Goals for 2011-2012                                                     in areas that promote effective discipline and instruction.
                                                                     •   Support the homeless education programs and students
 •   Serve as liaison among the school, home, and community to           whose families are homeless.
     coordinate services to students, families, and school           •   Support and continue to implement attendance programs
     personnel.                                                          such as Project Attend, and attendance committees.




 Budget Highlights
 •    An increase of 1.0 clerical FTEs transferred from Alternative Education, Dropout Prevention, and Summer School.




                                      See Agency Budget Detail on following page.




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     Alternative Education, Dropout Prevention, and Summer School

 Description of the Department                                         Goals for 2011-2012

 The Office of Alternative Education, Dropout Prevention, and          •   All students will graduate from high school.
 Summer School provides a continuum of programs and services           •   English language learners will become proficient in English
 for students, birth to age 21. These programs are designed to             and reach high academic standards.
 assist students in improving academic achievement and                 •   All students will be taught by highly qualified teachers.
 increasing literacy through in school and out of school alternative
 settings and programs. Students set and accomplish goals              •   All students will be educated in school environments that are
 related to graduating after completing high school credits,               safe and conducive to learning.
 successfully moving to the world of work, and/or enrolling in
 post secondary education. Families and students are assisted
 through the provisions of therapeutic services in conjunction with
 academics. The department coordinates and facilitates
 programs including alternative middle and high schools, Early
 Intervention and Family Literacy, evening and Saturday high
 schools, Home and Hospital Center, Maryland’s Tomorrow,
 summer school, and General Equivalency Diploma (GED) classes.



 Budget Highlights
 •    A decrease of 1.0 clerical FTEs transferred to Pupil Personnel Services.




                                       See Agency Budget Detail on following page.




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                                                  Law Office
 Description of the Department                                     Goals for 2011-2012

 The Law Office provides legal counsel to the Board of             •   Continue to provide legal advice and counsel to the school
 Education, superintendent of schools, and administrative staff.       system and the Board of Education.
 The Law Office offers advice, professional development,           •   Effectively meet the legal needs of the Board of Education
 representation, and counsel in employee and student                   and the school system, including representation before
 administrative matters, labor arbitrations, contract disputes,        administrative agencies and in court.
 Federal and State litigation, special education mediations, due   •   Pursue professional development opportunities for staff
 process hearings, and the implementation and application of           members to deepen current areas of expertise.
 board policy. The Law Office analyzes federal, state, and local
 legislation to determine its impact on the school system.         •   Advise staff on necessary amendments to board policies.
                                                                   •   Monitor federal, state and local legislation and serve as
                                                                       governmental liaison for the school system and effectively
                                                                       communicate the school system’s goals to elected officials
                                                                       and community stakeholders.




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                    Southwest Area Assistant Superintendent
 The assistant superintendent’s responsibility for schools in each area has been re-organized into three elementary zones, one mid-
 dle school zone, and one high school zone. Office budgets have been re-allocated accordingly, and moved to the new office
 budgets.




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                    Northwest Area Assistant Superintendent
 The assistant superintendent’s responsibility for schools in each area has been re-organized into three elementary zones, one mid-
 dle school zone, and one high school zone. Office budgets have been re-allocated accordingly, and moved to the new office
 budgets.




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                       Central Area Assistant Superintendent
 The assistant superintendent’s responsibility for schools in each area has been re-organized into three elementary zones, one mid-
 dle school zone, and one high school zone. Office budgets have been re-allocated accordingly, and moved to the new office
 budgets.




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                     Northeast Area Assistant Superintendent
  The assistant superintendent’s responsibility for schools in each area has been re-organized into three elementary zones, one mid-
  dle school zone, and one high school zone. Office budgets have been re-allocated accordingly, and moved to the new office
  budgets.




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                     Southeast Area Assistant Superintendent
 The assistant superintendent’s responsibility for schools in each area has been re-organized into three elementary school zones,
 one middle school zone, and one high school zone. Office budgets have been re-allocated accordingly, and moved to the new
 office budgets.




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            Southeast Area for Accountability and Supervision
    Assistant SuperintendentAssistant Superintendent
    The Assistant Superintendent of Accountability and Supervision has been re-organized. The positions and office budgets have
    been transferred to the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and instruction.


Budget Highlights
•    A decrease of 2.0 FTEs as a result of reorganization.




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                                             Business Services
The deputy superintendent provides direction and oversight of the operations, services, and functions of the Division of
Business Services. The deputy superintendent is charged with implementing strategies through the departments of the
Division of Business Services to achieve the school system’s goals as outlined in the Blueprint for Progress.

                                      FY12 Budget by Object Category
                                              $462,959,995



                          Salaries & Wages                                  Contracted Services
                            $109,609,043                                        $30,903,926
                                23.7%                                              6.7%

       Equipment                                                                                     Supplies &
       $10,167,344                                                                                    Materials
          2.2%                                                                                       $19,978,620
                                                                                                        4.3%




                                                                Other Charges
                                                                 $292,301,062
                                                                    63.1%


                                                   Budget History
        $500,000,000

        $400,000,000

        $300,000,000

        $200,000,000

        $100,000,000

                    $0
                         Salaries &   Contracted   Supplies &     Other
                                                                             Equipment     Transfers   Total Budget
                          Wages        Services     Materials    Charges
      FY08 Actual        $98,794,748 $30,232,948 $17,408,888 $271,219,149 $16,426,234          $0       $434,081,967
      FY09 Actual        $101,739,482 $34,229,546 $17,894,358 $282,389,902 $16,342,500         $0       $452,595,788
      FY10 Actual        $104,595,432 $32,819,627 $21,502,171 $290,478,819 $8,387,018          $0       $457,783,067
      FY11 Adjusted $108,268,386 $30,966,254 $19,938,998 $288,716,131 $8,919,087               $0       $456,808,856
      FY12 Proposed $109,609,043 $30,903,926 $19,978,620 $292,301,062 $10,167,344              $0       $462,959,995


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                  Deputy Superintendent of Business Services
 Description of the Department                                     Goals for 2011-2012

 The deputy superintendent is responsible for coordinating and     •   Continue to provide oversight of staff to assure that
 implementing strategies to achieve the school system’s goals as       strategies outlined in the Master Plan are implemented
 outlined in the Blueprint for Progress, as well as providing          according to the timelines indicated.
 direction and oversight of operations and services for both       •   Continue to provide direction and accountability for the
 schools and offices.                                                  implementation of the Blueprint for Progress to enable the
                                                                       application of services from the Division of Business Services
                                                                       and Curriculum and Instruction to support all students in their
                                                                       efforts to achieve high standards of performance.
                                                                   •   Continue to create accountability for effective and efficient
                                                                       use of all resources.
                                                                   •   Continue to promote the customer service model to meet the
                                                                       needs of schools and offices.




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                     Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

 Description of the Department                                        Goals for 2011-2012

 The Department of Human Resources oversees the operations of         •   Provide successfully for the staffing needs of all schools and
 Personnel Staffing, Personnel Services, and Staff Relations. It is       offices.
 the department’s responsibility to ensure that the supporting        •   Provide for employee needs through a comprehensive
 offices provide services that support the vision, goals, and             benefit package.
 related strategies of the Blueprint for Progress.                    •   Provide administrators and supervisors with training to
                                                                          effectively manage collective bargaining agreements.
                                                                      •   Foster open communication with institutions of higher
                                                                          education.
                                                                      •   Continue personal and professional development
                                                                          improvement for staff.




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                                Benefits, Retirement and Leaves
Description of the Department                                         Goals for 2011-2012

The Office of Benefits, Retirement and Leaves provides benefit •           Improve the efficiency of the department by utilizing the
administration services to 14,950 employees and 8,200 retirees             Intranet/Internet system to enhance communications to
and their dependents. The office is also responsible for the               employees and retirees.
enrollment of all new hires, for the coordination of leaves of •           Improve the content and frequency of benefit
absence for employees and for providing information and                    communications for employees and retirees.
counseling services to assist employees who retire each year.  •           Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and
                                                                           local laws regarding benefits administration.
                                                                      •    Survey employees/retirees and implement improvements to
                                                                           enhance client service.
                                                                      •    Enhancing the communication and processing of leaves of
                                                                           absence.

 Budget Highlights
 •   An increase of $4.4 million for employee benefit costs, due to an estimated increase in premium rates.




 Note: Teachers and employees in related positions are covered by either the Teachers Retirement System of the State of Maryland or the
 Teachers Pension System of the State of Maryland. The state of Maryland pays substantially all required employer contributions on behalf of
 the board. The estimated amount for FY2010 is $85,998,709, the estimated amount for FY2011 is $92,498,293, and the estimated amount
 for FY2012 is $93,663,771.

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                                             Personnel Services
 Description of the Department                                       Goals for 2011-2012

 The Office of Personnel Services, in the Department of Human        •   Review processes and procedures in order to
 Resources, is responsible for the management of multiple offices        appropriately align them to school system goals and
 that provide employee benefits and human resource related               objectives.
 services to applicants, active permanent employees, temporary       •   Provide consultation, training, and resources for
 employees and retirees of the school system. The various                administrators and supervisors to assist with personnel
 offices are responsible for the employee benefits, leaves and           services related duties and responsibilities.
 retirement program, fingerprinting, internal investigations (e.g.   •   Develop multiple strategies utilizing available technologies
 Policy/Rule 4004, EEO related complaints, post employment               to provide quality service and ongoing communication to
 arrests), employee requests for accommodations, compliance              employees.
 related to applicable federal, state, and local laws and
 regulations, I-9 employment verification, employee                  •   Provide analysis of data and trends that assists others with
 classification, position management, the employee assistance            decision making necessary to meet the goals and objectives
 program, and the hiring and coordination of temporary                   of the school system.
 employees.                                                          •   Review, revise and if necessary develop applicable
                                                                         policies and rules.




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                                               Personnel Staffing
Description of the Department                                           Goals for 2011-2012

The Office of Personnel Staffing is responsible for recruiting and •       Continue to expand recruitment initiatives to recruit and hire
hiring the highest quality employees and providing a broad                 highly qualified teachers and support staff.
spectrum of support services for prospective, current, and former •        Continue to collaborate and partner with local Institutions of
employees. The Office of Personnel Staffing supports the goals             Higher Education (IHE) in assisting all teachers in meeting the
of the No Child Left Behind Act, the Blueprint for Progress, the           requirements of No Child Left Behind Act.
Master Plan, and the Bridge to Excellence (BTE) with regard to     •       Continue expanding minority recruitment initiatives to
hiring “highly qualified” teachers.                                        develop an increasing number of qualified minority
                                                                           applicants and employees.
The certification team processes Maryland certifications in
accordance with applicable laws and regulations. This team        •        Capitalize on the use of technology to broaden the reach of
initiates over 600 teaching certificates and processes over 3,500          recruitment efforts by implementing an applicant tracking
renewals annually. Other responsibilities include maintaining              program.
employees’ personnel records with regard to professional          •        Refine the implementation and use of the human resources
growth, education assistance, and tuition reimbursements. The              information system to expand the ability to meet school
team coordinates the annual school visit program, which provides           system needs and serve employees.
over 900 individual conferences each year.                        •        Highlight employment opportunities through multiple
                                                                           initiatives, such as the annual Exposition and Job Fair.
Elementary and secondary focus teams are responsible for             •     Collaborate with offices to support the continued
staffing the 173 schools by hiring over 600 teachers per year.             improvement of the orientation program for new employees.
Recruitment takes place year-round at 17 Maryland campuses           •     Communicate effectively with all constituents within and
and in 16 other states on various college campuses. The Office             outside the office, system, and the community.
of Personnel Staffing is responsible for providing support through
schools visits, involving principals and staff in administering over
600 transfers and promotions annually and administering the
annual pre-service internships for over 500 teacher interns.
Staffing teams also provide support to principals through
position/organization monitoring, candidate referral, recruitment
and policy interpretation.

The Office of Personnel Staffing is also responsible for recruiting,
hiring, and retaining approximately 5,000 employees in
administrative and classified positions. These groups consist of
supervisor, technical as well as physical facilities, transportation,
food service, office professional, and para-educator personnel.


Budget Highlights
•   A decrease of $1.1 million in employee signing bonuses.
•   An increase of $175 thousand in tuition reimbursement for classified employees.




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                                         Chief Financial Officer
 Description of the Department                                       Goals for 2011-2012

 The chief financial officer oversees the operations of the Offices •     Develop and administer the annual operating and capital
 of the Controller, Budget and Reporting, and Payroll. The                budgets in a timely and accurate manner.
 Department of Fiscal Services ensures that the supporting offices •      Effectively and efficiently provide timely access to financial
 operate in an efficient and effective manner, and comply with            information.
 all relevant laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.            •   Explore processes and software to increase electronic
 Additionally, the chief financial officer serves as staff liaison to     purchasing, electronic submission of payroll data, and
 the Budget and Audit Committee of the Board of Education.                electronic access to financial reports.
                                                                     •    Involve staff and stakeholders in the operating and capital
                                                                          budget processes.




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                                        Budget and Reporting
Description of the Department                                     Goals for 2011-2012

The Office of Budget and Reporting is primarily responsible for •      Link data from the Office of Personnel, Assistant
preparing, managing, and monitoring the operating and capital          Superintendents of Schools’ Offices, and the Office of
budgets for BCPS. The office prepares and provides fiscal and          Budget and Reporting using financial information systems to
financial information to the superintendent, Board of Education of     expedite and improve management reporting.
Baltimore County, schools, offices, state and county fiscal        •   Provide budgetary and financial information in a format
authorities, and the public at large. Additionally, the Office of      that is understandable to stakeholder groups and compliant
Budget and Reporting provides training, guidance, support, and         with state and county requirements.
expertise to the offices and schools in budget formulation and     •   Submit the FY2012 Adopted Budget book to the
management.                                                            Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its
                                                                       consideration of the Distinguished Budget Presentation
                                                                       Award.
                                                                  •    Submit the FY2012 Adopted Budget book to the Association
                                                                       of School Business Officials International (ASBO) for its
                                                                       consideration of the Meritorious Budget Award.
                                                                  •    Maintain a positive year-end actual to budget variance of
                                                                       1% or less.




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                                                      Controller
 Description of the Department                                      Goals for 2011-2012

 The Office of the Controller is responsible for maintaining the    •   Ensure continued compliance with new Governmental
 financial integrity of BCPS and providing oversight of school          Accounting Standards.
 activity fund accounting. The office includes all centralized      •   Obtain the Government Finance Officer’s Association
 accounting functions, Third Party Billing, Purchasing, Financial       (GFOA) and Association of School Business Officials (ASBO)
 Reporting, and Grant Compliance. The purpose of this office is         Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting.
 to provide timely, accurate, and consistent financial reporting,   •   Complete implementation of automated document
 maintenance of official accounting records, and ensure                 management system for accounts payable.
 compliance with policies and procedures including internal
 controls and compliance with grant requirements. The Office of
 the Controller also prepares and publishes the audited
 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Schedule of
 Expenditures of Federal Awards, and Maryland State
 Department of Education Annual Financial Reports.




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                                                         Payroll
Description of the Department                                      Goals for 2011-2012

The Office of Payroll is responsible for processing the payrolls of •   Continue to process the payroll for BCPS in an efficient,
approximately 18,000 full-time and part-time employees and              timely, and courteous manner.
issuing over 22,000 W-2 forms at year-end. The Office of            •   Continue the implementation of the Advantage HR upgrade.
Payroll prepares the disbursement of payroll taxes, voluntary       •   Continue the expansion of electronic submission of payroll
deductions, and wage attachments; maintains the system’s salary         time and attendance data.
and leave tables; tracks employee leave usage; and prepares
salary projections for use in union negotiations.




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                                                      Purchasing
Description of the Department                                           Goals for 2011-2012

The Office of Purchasing coordinates and issues all solicitations       •   Expand the use of eCommerce and online catalog
for commodities, construction and renovations, equipment,                   purchasing to third-party billing, grants and offices.
furnishings, instructional materials, and services in compliance with   •   Issue curriculum catalog bids through the eCommerce
all applicable federal and state statutory regulations and Board            platform Eschoolmail.
of Education policies and rules. Bid specifications and contract        •   Evaluate terms and conditions for bid specifications to
documents are designed to optimize the quality of goods and                 support performance standards and enhance the quality of
services while at the same time minimizing the financial risk to the        goods and services.
school system. Expenditures are recorded annually through the
issuance of approximately 9,000 purchase orders and 7,500               •   Maintain a continuous improvement program to ensure
electronic requisitions.                                                    compliance with ISO9001 standards.
                                                                        •   Continue our professional staff development program in
The Office of Purchasing strives to offer a fair and equitable              support of staff members pursuing professional procurement
bidding environment and to encourage small and minority                     certification with the National Institute of Governmental
businesses participation in all Baltimore County Public School              Purchasing.
contracts.                                                              •   Continue our Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) vendor
                                                                            outreach by bringing prime contractors together with MBE
                                                                            subcontractors at least once a year.
                                                                        •   Continue outreach to contractors to improve contractor
                                                                            compliance with MBE requirements for state funded
                                                                            construction projects.




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                             Third Party Billing - General Fund
 Description of the Department                                        Goals for 2011-2012

 Out-of-county revenue is generated when BCPS invoices other          •   Continue a smooth transition of the program from the Office
 county school systems for students whose home domicile is other          of Student Data to the Office of Third Party Billing.
 than Baltimore County, but the student attends a Baltimore           •   Develop a mechanism to obtain information electronically
 County Public School. This is most commonly the result of children       regarding students who are eligible for out-of-county living
 placed in group homes or foster care arrangements through                arrangements billing.
 social service agencies.                                             •   Work collaboratively with pupil personnel workers in order
                                                                          to identify all students who qualify for out-of-county living
 Maryland law states that if a student is placed in Baltimore             arrangements billing.
 County by the Department of Social Services or the Department
 of Juvenile Justice and attends a Baltimore County school, while
 their parent’s/guardian’s home is in another county, then that
 jurisdiction must reimburse BCPS for the cost of educating the
 student. The state also contributes to the cost of educating the
 student.




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                                   Chief Information Officer
Description of the Department                                  Goals for 2011-2012

The Department of Information Technology provides support to   •   Administer technology-based support for instruction
the schools and offices through the delivery of information        management, communication, and business in the Baltimore
technology services.                                               County Public Schools.
                                                               •   Direct the efforts of Network Support Services, Information
                                                                   Management Systems, Administrative Technology Support,
                                                                   Technology Support Services, Technology Business and
                                                                   Telecommunications, Student Data, and Technology Project
                                                                   Management.
                                                               •   Work with schools and offices to plan and implement
                                                                   technology goals.
                                                               •   Lead the implementation of the strategic plan for
                                                                   technology.
                                                               •   Use Race to the Top funding to develop and implement a
                                                                   teaching portal and virtual learning environments.
                                                               •   Continue to maintain and update the technology
                                                                   infrastructure throughout the school district.




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                             Technology Project Management
Description of the Department                                      Goals for 2011-2012

The Project Management Office (PMO) is an office within the        •   Continue to implement standard project management
Department of Information Technology (DOT) and has two main            methodologies, procedures and processes as they relate to
areas of responsibility: project management and Web services.          Web services projects and department wide projects and
                                                                       workload.
The PMO defines and maintains the standards of process and         •   Continue to establish services to provide effective project
procedure, as it relates to project management within the              management and business analysis concepts and assist areas
Department of Information Technology. The PMO strives to               in evaluating existing business processes.
improve project efficiency as well as standardize and introduce    •   Assist in the support, training and promotion of DOT ISO
economies of repetition in the execution of projects. The PMO is       9001 processes and procedures, and uphold standards for
the source of documentation, consistency, efficiency, guidance         continual improvement of the BCPS Quality Management
and metrics on the practice of project management and                  System.
execution.

The DOT Web Services Team responsibilities include:

•   The development of internal and external Web-based
    applications.
•   The design and maintenance of the BCPS Intranet site.
•   The design and maintenance of the BCPS district Web site
    and all offices hosted.
•   Coordinating and assisting school Webmasters with school
    Web site development.




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                           Information Management Systems
 Description of the Department                                     Goals for 2011-2012

 Information Management Systems is an office in the Department •       Work within the Department of Technology to achieve ISO
 of Information Technology. It is responsible for providing            9001 certification.
 support to schools and offices through:                       •       Continue to implement project management concepts and
                                                                       assist areas in evaluating existing business processes.
 •   Effective, efficient, and integrated delivery of enterprise   •   Perform post-implementation activities relating to our
     information management systems including Financial                Advantage Financial and HRM 3.8 upgrades to include:
     Management, Procurement, Human Resources, Payroll,                     - Implementing Phase II functionality.
     Budgeting, Document Management, Employee Time and                      - Refining business support processes.
     Attendance, Transportation, and Third Party Billing.                   - Evaluating opportunities for enhanced services.
 •   Providing operational and integration support of all          •   Complete the implementation of a recruitment management
     systems above.                                                    system integrating it with our newly upgraded Advantage
 •   Maintaining current application release levels, by                HRM 3.8.
     reconciling, installing, and managing vendor supplied         •   Upgrade BRASS, the budget preparation system.
     upgrades.                                                     •   Expand the implementation of our time management system
 •   Aiding areas in evaluating existing business processes and        (KRONOS) in order to achieve greater efficiencies in
     providing alternatives using best practices and effective         managing employee work-time and leave. Continue
     leveraging of technology.                                         integration with our newly upgraded Advantage HRM 3.8
 •   Managing hardware and software infrastructure security            system.
     and integrity.                                                •   Continue to explore opportunities to efficiently integrate
                                                                       technologies into business processes including document
                                                                       management and imaging, workflow and collaborative
                                                                       solutions.
                                                                   •   Move to secure common authentication credentials for
                                                                       accessing all business support systems.


 Budget Highlights
 •   A decrease of 1.0 FTE for data center second shift.




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                                                  Student Data
Description of the Department                                     Data takes great pride in its role of assisting schools in business
                                                                  intelligence systems. The Office of Student Data plays an
Student Data is an office within the Department of Information    essential role in providing the critical information needed by
Technology. Student Data provides and supports student            central office and school administrators to make data driven
information systems for all Baltimore County Public Schools. The  decisions that help make BCPS a leader in delivering quality
systems currently supported include Student Tracking and          education.
Registration System (STARS), schools’ scheduling system (SILK),
and special education system (TieNet). The Office of Student      Goals for 2011-2012
Data also supports the system’s business intelligence and data
warehouse systems - Cognos, Testtrax, and Datatrax. Student       • Expand the BCPS data governance initiative to insure that
Data also coordinates and provides assistance to schools and         BCPS knowledge workers have access to the longitudinal
offices in response to federal and state audits on student           student information needed and is accurate and current.
demographic data including official enrollment, special education • Continue developing modules in STARS to expand the
services, and other special program participation. The               functionality of the product for central office users and to
department provides services to assist schools in maintaining        absorb stand alone data systems into the BCPS enterprise
compliance with applicable student records regulations. While        solution.
the department’s primary function is to provide information for
mandated state and federal reporting requirements, Student

 Budget Highlights
 •   An increase of $289 thousand in contracted services, redirected from telecommunications fees, scanners, and personal com-
     puter replacements funds.




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               Technology Business and Telecommunications
Description of the Department                                     Goals for 2011-2012

Technology Business and Telecommunications is an office within    •   Provide budget submissions and expense projections in a
the Department of Information Technology. Technology Business         timely manner.
and Telecommunications provides three primary services:           •   Complete E-Rate applications for funds and reimbursement
                                                                      while obtaining at least $1.7 million in revenue.
•    Performs fiscal services for the Department of Information
     Technology such as budget submission preparation, purchase
     order generation, bid preparation and expense monitoring.
•    Applies for and obtains reimbursement for tele-
     communications expenses through the federal government’s
     E-Rate program, which provides funding to schools and
     libraries to support technology.
•    Procures and funds data and voice communications for the
     school system.



 Budget Highlights
 •   A reduction of $310 thousand in telecommunications fees redirected to software maintenance and contracted services for tech-
     nology programs.




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                                     Network and Web Services
 Description of the Department                                       Goals for 2011-2012

 Network and Web Services is responsible for providing               •   Assist schools with planning for enhanced wireless coverage
 infrastructure and server support to schools and offices as it          for instructional areas.
 relates to routers, switches, wireless access points, teacher/      •   Develop and implement a four year school level file server
 student/office staff file servers, domain controllers, email            replacement cycle to ensure reliable servers for school data
 servers, Safari Montage servers, and Web servers.                       needs.
                                                                     •   Continue utilizing the shared Baltimore County Government,
                                                                         Baltimore County Public Schools, Community Colleges of
                                                                         Baltimore County, and Baltimore County Public Library
                                                                         disaster recovery center.
                                                                     •   Provide staff with professional development in current
                                                                         network related technologies to ensure the best services to
                                                                         our teachers, students, and administrative staff.
                                                                     •   Enhance the use of technology for instruction through
                                                                         developing and implementing a five-year cycle for wireless
                                                                         connectivity within schools.



 Budget Highlights
 •   A reduction of $107 thousand in scanners for school based testing, redirected to software maintenance and contracted ser-
     vices for technology programs.
 •   An increase of $495 thousand in software maintenance, redirected from telecommunications fees, scanners, and personal com-
     puter replacements funds.
 •   An increase of $825 thousand in one-time funds for core equipment for the Timonium data center.
 •   An increase of $414 thousand in one-time funds for file server replacements in 28 middle schools.
 •   An increase of $1.6 million in one-time funds for additional wireless access points in schools.
 •   An increase of $55 thousand in one-time funds for 20 channel cable TV video delivery to schools.




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                                   Technology Support Services
     Description of the Department                                   Goals for 2011-2012
                                                                      •   Update legacy school technology using thin client solutions
     Technology Support Services (TSS) is an office within the
                                                                          to reduce cost, energy, and maintenance resources.
     Department of Information Technology. TSS provides phone,
                                                                      •   Further extend support services in the classrooms for
     on-site (faculty/staff), and online computer support to the          emerging instructional technologies.
     students, faculty, and staff of Baltimore County Public Schools. •   Explore alternatives for improving the process of imaging
     Computer and other technology support is provided by area            computers.
     support teams, allocated in five geographical areas.             •   Implement new desktop deployment tools to allow for
     Services include installation, configuration, and problem            imaging and trouble shooting without needing to touch the
     resolution for computers, printers, hardware repair, site local      machine on site.
     area network connectivity, virus detection and removal, and
     application and classroom technologies support. In addition,
     TSS oversees the purchasing and deployment of computer
     and other technology for Baltimore County Public Schools.
 Budget Highlights
 •     A reduction of $707 thousand in ongoing personal computer replacement funds, redirected to software license fees and con-
       tracted services for technology programs.
 •     An increase of $707 thousand in one-time funds for personal computer replacement.




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                 Administrative Technology Support Services
Description of the Department                                         Goals for 2011-2012

Administrative Technology Support Services is an office within the    •   Work with executive staff to meet office technology goals.
Department of Information Technology. It provides leadership in       •   Train executive staff and board members in technology use.
the implementation of BCPS technology standards to                    •   Expand virtual learning to additional high schools.
administrative offices and the Board of Education. The office
provides training and technical expertise to BCPS administrative      •   Infuse more curriculum content into gaming and simulations.
personnel and board members to assure effective utilization of
all areas of technology. The office also coordinates with
executive level staff in the planning and implementation of their
offices’ goals as they relate to technology. The office is also
responsible for special projects including virtual learning, gaming
and simulations.




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                         Executive Director Physical Facilities
Description of the Department                                   Goals for 2011-2012

The executive director of Physical Facilities manages and       •   Complete Phase III middle school systemic renovations.
oversees the administration of the Offices of Maintenance,      •   Continue Phase IV high school systemic renovations.
Engineering and Construction, Grounds, and Operations.          •   Provide supervision and administration of the capital
                                                                    program.
                                                                •   Provide supervision and administrative oversight for
                                                                    maintenance and grounds services, operations, and safety
                                                                    and security.




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                                Engineering and Construction
 Description of the Department                                  Goals for 2011-2012

 The Office of Engineering and Construction administers the     •   Develop schedules that can be accomplished for all capital,
 approved capital budget. The office provides design services       QZAB, and aging school projects.
 for various projects and functions as project/construction     •   Prepare system renovation and site improvement designs.
 managers.                                                      •   Provide accountability for design and construction costs.
                                                                •   Use the building assessments and evaluations of
                                                                    maintenance needs to prepare the capital budget.




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                                              Grounds Services
Description of the Department                                      Goals for 2011-2012

The Office of Grounds provides maintenance services to          •     Use current funding to provide effective, efficient services
Baltimore County schools, eleven transportation facilities, and       while improving overall customer satisfaction.
numerous office locations. The office is proud of its dedicated
women and men, who are professionals in the field of landscape
management, construction, athletic turf management, and snow
removal. The team will address any weather emergencies,
regardless of season, to create a safe campus and learning
environment. The staff also provides Baltimore County
Government with weather related assistance utilizing personnel
and equipment when requested.

The goal is to effectively maintain the exterior properties in a
safe, responsible manner while facilitating and enhancing the
overall learning experience for all Baltimore County students.
We currently track every significant activity completed by staff
at area schools via a computer-based work order system.




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                                         Maintenance Services
 Description of the Department                                       Goals for 2011-2012

 The Office of Maintenance Services provides quality customer        •   Further enhance the staff and contractual maintenance
 service to all schools within the Baltimore County Public Schools       program to fully support the Blueprint for Progress
 system when delivering customer services including: contract            and the Master Plan.
 maintenance; building automation systems; mechanical,               •   Develop, modify, and monitor business operations to ensure
 electrical, and general maintenance-related services;                   the efficient and effective use of resources.
 environmental services; and security. The primary objective is to   •   Provide maintenance services in a safe, efficient, and cost-
 address the facility maintenance and safety concerns of the             effective manner.
 principals, teaching staff, community, and most importantly, the
 students we serve. The office is committed to maintaining an        •   Improve communication with stakeholders.
 environment that is both conducive for teaching and learning as     •   Enhance the Indoor Air Quality Program.
 well as one that will support the Blueprint for Progress.           •   Maintain BCPS facilities, equipment, and systems so that
                                                                         they are in compliance with applicable life, safety,
                                                                         health, and building codes and regulations.
                                                                     •   Monitor all electronic security and fire alarm systems, install
                                                                         and upgrade electronic security alarm systems, and continue
                                                                         the installation and maintenance of closed caption television
                                                                         (CCTV) surveillance systems and card reader access
                                                                         systems.




                                     See Agency Budget Detail on following page.




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                                                    Operations
Description of the Department                                        Goals for 2011-2012

The Office of Operations is responsible for the daily operation      •   Provide a clean and safe learning and instructional
of all school and office physical plants, general housekeeping of        environment for all students and staff.
all facilities, and minor preventive maintenance of mechanical       •   Improve the attendance rate among employees in the Office
equipment. The Office of Operations is committed to providing            of Operations by reducing the current use of personal sick
quality, timely services to all schools and offices by having            leave.
employees take pride in their work, attend work each day, strive     •   Continue the quality inspections program for all schools and
for excellence in what they do, care for each other, take pride in       offices.
their appearance, work as a team, and be a life-long learner.
Through these endeavors, the Office of Operations strives to         •   Continue a five-year and ten-year replacement schedule for
provide the best possible learning and instructional environment         Office of Operations housekeeping equipment.
throughout the county.                                               •   Continue with comprehensive staff development activities for
                                                                         Building Operations Supervisors and Assistant Building
                                                                         Operations Supervisors.


Budget Highlights
•   A reduction of $100 thousand in gas and electric due to energy conservation initiatives.
•   An increase of $70 thousand in one-time funds for the step ladder replacement program.




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         Executive Director Planning and Support Operations
Description of the Department                                        Office of Risk Management:
                                                                     • Continue to provide identification, analysis, and bench
The executive director of Planning and Support Operations                marking of loss control, safety, and risk management issues
manages and oversees the Offices of Distribution, Copy and               for the school system.
Print Services, Food and Nutrition Services, Risk Management,        • Work with site-based administrators to implement the
Strategic Planning, and Transportation. The department is                Employee Attendance Monitoring Program developing
responsible for designing/developing effective and efficient             strategies and providing resources to achieve the employee
plans for the transportation of students, providing schools with a       attendance standard.
food and nutrition program, implementing a comprehensive risk        • Continue to provide on-going support, services, and training
management program, providing distribution and copy/print                to site-based administrators for risk management issues.
services to all schools and offices, and developing/aligning the     • Ensure that the school system is in compliance with MOSH
comprehensive strategic plan for schools.                                (Maryland Occupational Safety & Health) mandated
                                                                         trainings and reports.
Goals for 2011-2012                                                  • Develop strategies to decrease the number of workers’
                                                                         compensation injuries and general losses to the school
Office of Distribution and Copy Services:                                system.
• Recognize employees with perfect attendance and safety
    records.                                                         Office of Strategic Planning:
• Conduct quarterly meetings with all employee groups.               • Achieve 99% accuracy on annual student enrollment
• Achieve a 98% accuracy rate on semi-monthly physical                   projections.
    inventories for items located in the charge back warehouse.      • Develop the Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP) that is
• Maintain sufficient human and material resources to support            required by the Maryland State Department of Education to
    optimal print capacity.                                              reflect effective and efficient use of school facilities. The
                                                                         EFMP aligns capital improvement recommendations with
Office of Food and Nutrition Services:                                   BCPS instructional programs.
• Provide meal services at optimal capacity at all schools.
• Implement the long-range replacement schedule for vehicles, Office of Transportation:
    equipment, and computer hardware.                         • Achieve 90% on-time service for students in Baltimore
                                                                  County Public Schools.
                                                              • Provide all students with a total ride time of less than 3
                                                                  hours per day.




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                                            Distribution Center
Description of the Department                                     Goals for 2011-2012

The Distribution Center provides support services to the students, •   Recognize employees with perfect attendance and safety
employees, schools, and staff through the purchase, delivery,          records.
transfer, and disposition of supplies, instructional materials,    •   Conduct quarterly meetings with all employee groups.
furniture, equipment, records, and metered as well as inter-office •   Achieve a 98% accuracy rate on semi-monthly physical
mail.                                                                  inventories for items located in the inventory charge back
                                                                       warehouse.


 Budget Highlights
 •   A reduction of $100 thousand in the furniture replacement program.




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                                        Copy and Print Services
 Description of the Department                                      Goals for 2011-2012

 The Office of Copy and Print Services (C.A.P.S.) is partnered       •   Maintain sufficient human and material resources to support
 with the Distribution Center. The office provides copying and           optimal print capacity.
 printing services for schools and offices for jobs of 500 copies or
 greater.




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                                           Risk Management
Description of the Department                                    Goals for 2011-2012

The Office of Risk Management coordinates various risk           •   Continue to provide identification, analysis, and
management, safety, and loss control functions for the school        benchmarking of loss control, safety, and risk management
system. Risk Management administers the Employee Attendance          issues for the school system.
Monitoring Program and the Integrated Disability Management      •   Work with site-based administrators to implement the
Program, which includes the management of the Workers’               Employee Attendance Monitoring Program developing
Compensation Program, sick leave usage, and sick leave bank.         strategies and providing resources to achieve the employee
The office manages the liability, auto, and property insurance       attendance standard.
programs for the school system.                                  •   Continue to provide on-going support, services, and training
                                                                     to site-based administrators for risk management issues.
                                                                 •   Ensure that the school system is in compliance with MOSH
                                                                     (Maryland Occupational Safety & Health) mandated
                                                                     trainings and reports.
                                                                 •   Develop strategies to decrease the number of workers’
                                                                     compensation injuries and general losses to the school
                                                                     system.




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                                            Strategic Planning
Description of the Department                                     Goals for 2011-2012

The Office of Strategic Planning is responsible for the           •   Achieve a rate of 99% accuracy on annual systemwide
development and alignment of comprehensive strategic plans            student enrollment projections.
with the capital and operating budgets, maintaining and           •   Develop the Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP)
coordinating the process for boundary changes, developing             required by the Maryland State Department of Education to
accurate and timely short and long-term enrollment projections,       reflect effective and efficient use of school facilities. The
and developing collaborative relationships with external              EFMP aligns capital improvement recommendations with
partners to benefit schools and support system priorities.            BCPS instructional programs.




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                                                 Transportation
Description of the Department                                       Goals for 2011-2012

The Office of Transportation is responsible for providing safe       •   Achieve 90% on time services for students in Baltimore
and efficient school transportation services in an environment that      County Public Schools.
fosters positive interaction and allows students to arrive at school •   Provide all students with a ride time of less than 3 hours per
ready to be successful learners.                                         day.




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                                 Curriculum and Instruction
 The executive assistant to the superintendent provides leadership and oversight for the operations, services, and
 functions of the Division of Curriculum and Instruction. The executive assistant to the superintendent is charged with
 implementing strategies through the departments within the Division of Curriculum and Instruction to improve students’
 academic achievement as outlined in the Blueprint for Progress.

                                            FY12 Budget by Object Category
                                                     $89,806,374
                                                                          Salaries & Wages
                                                                             $35,090,881
                                                                                39.1%

       Equipment                                                                                   Contracted
        $161,000                                                                                    Services
          0.2%                                                                                     $10,655,257
                                                                                                      11.8%




                      Other Charges                                               Supplies &
                       $36,471,735                                                 Materials
                          40.6%                                                   $7,427,501
                                                                                     8.3%


                                                    Budget History
             $160,000,000


             $120,000,000


              $80,000,000


              $40,000,000


                         $0
                              Salaries &    Contracted Supplies &         Other                        Total
                                                                                      Equipment
                               Wages         Services   Materials        Charges                      Budget
           FY08 Actual        $56,222,695    $9,271,959   $7,689,757    $34,552,186    $1,356,327 $109,092,924
           FY09 Actual        $39,064,750    $9,229,404   $9,578,231    $35,771,927    $1,518,763 $95,163,075
           FY10 Actual        $42,389,878    $9,183,269 $16,364,163 $33,695,518        $176,094    $101,808,922
           FY11 Adjusted      $40,894,496    $6,749,108   $7,247,420    $38,514,045    $188,000     $93,593,069
           FY12 Proposed $35,090,881 $10,655,257          $7,427,501    $36,471,735    $161,000     $89,806,374



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                     Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
 Description of the Department                                       Goals for 2011-2012

 The executive assistant to the superintendent provides vision,       •   Research and develop curricular and instructional programs
 leadership, and expertise in the development of curricular and           that provide for active and engaging learning for all
 instructional initiatives that support achievement for all Baltimore     students in all content areas.
 County students. The development of curricula, based on              •   Improve teaching and learning to enable all students to
 research and best practices, provides teachers, students, and            achieve high standards of performance.
 parents with a quality instructional program that is firmly based •      Align and coordinate the systemwide implementation of key
 on the Maryland Learning Outcomes. The division provides                 initiatives to improve achievement and performance for all
 service to schools to support the effective implementation of            students including professional development related to the
 curriculum, and to meet the instructional needs of teachers, and         High School Assessments, Advanced Placement courses, and
 learning needs of students.                                              reading and mathematics.
                                                                     •    Develop and implement systemwide staff development
                                                                          based on the individual needs of all employees, which
                                                                          focuses on leadership development, enhancement, risk-
                                                                          taking, and innovation.
                                                                     •    Provide services to administrators, teachers, and parents so
                                                                          students receive the support they need to succeed in school.


 Budget Highlights
 •   An increase of $1 million in one-time funds for the replacement of instructional materials.
 •   A decrease of $50 thousand transferred to World Languages for translations and Chinese exchange programs.




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                               Equity and Cultural Proficiency
 Description of the Department                                     Goals for 2011-2012

 The Office of Equity and Cultural Proficiency works with schools, •   Ensure total compliance with the Maryland State Education
 offices, and the community to ensure that implementation of the       That is Multicultural Regulation throughout BCPS.
 mission and goals of the school system meet quality standards     •   Assist schools and offices with development, implementation,
 and address effective and equitable outcomes for all students.        and monitoring of comprehensive strategies to eliminate
                                                                       achievement disparities and establish equitable outcomes
 Funding for efforts including professional library, materials,        among all students.
 resources, and professional development in diversity, Education
                                                                   •   Monitor and assess practices throughout the organization
 That Is Multicultural, minority achievement for schools and
                                                                       that impact minority achievement, including administration,
 offices, Future Educators Association, translations of systemic
                                                                       curriculum, instruction, climate, and instructional resources.
 documents, and other initiatives have been derived from the
 Minority Achievement monies appropriated to our schools. The      •   Assist schools and offices in effecting strategies and meeting
 office also develops and pilots programs targeted to various          standards outlined as indicators of student achievement in
 minority student groups using an action research model                the Blueprint for Progress.
 approach. After piloting, these programs are then infused         •   Assist schools and offices in pursuing initiatives and
 systemically. The office continues such projects in order to          programmatic interventions that enhance achievement as
 establish a research foundation prior to broader or systemwide        well as self-esteem among minority students.
 implementation. The Office of Equity and Cultural Proficiency     •   Assist schools and offices in promoting the value of cultural
 also provides funding for expenses associated with such               diversity and heritage as well as the contributions of
 initiatives that target minorities and diverse student groups.        individuals and groups representing diverse backgrounds in
                                                                       a pluralistic society.
                                                                   •   Assist schools and offices in providing programs and
                                                                       initiatives that enhance student achievement as well as
                                                                       students’ self-worth and academic expectations among
                                                                       various diverse groups.




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                                      Professional Development
 Description of the Department                                        •    Provide opportunities for paraeducators to engage in
                                                                           professional growth activities.
 The Department of Professional Development (DPD) coordinates         •    Provide staff development opportunities that focus on
 high quality professional development for the school system.              principals’ assessed needs and system priorities through
 DPD takes the lead in the following:                                      administrative induction and support programs.
 • The Teacher Mentor Trainer Program                                 •    Provide professional development for aspiring leaders.
 • Continuing Professional Development Courses                        •    Partner with institutions of higher education to ensure that
 • University cohorts and partnerships                                     Professional Development Schools address the academic
 • Professional Development Schools                                        and clinical preparation of interns and the continuous
 • The Leadership Induction and Enhancement Program                        professional development of faculties.
 • New Teacher Induction                                              •    Provide guidelines and strategies for parent-teacher
                                                                           conferences.
 • Professional development for paraeducators and office
      professionals                                                   •    Educate all new teachers in how to conduct parent-teacher
                                                                           conferences.
 • Technology and compliance training
                                                                      •    Continue parent/guardian and community outreach through
 • Curriculum workshops
                                                                           the Parentmobile and teacher resource centers.
 • Parent/Guardian outreach through Parent Support Services
                                                                      •    Strengthen communications and mutual support between
      and the Parentmobile
                                                                           and among parents/guardians, teachers, administrators,
 • Communications and mutual support between and among                     and students by providing parents/guardians with concrete
      parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and students            strategies to use at home to help their children achieve high
      by providing parents/guardians with concrete strategies to           standards.
      use at home to help their children achieve high standards
                                                                      Goals for 2011-2012
 All initiatives are aligned to the BCPS Master Plan, with a focus
 on Performance Indicator 3.2: “All teachers and paraeducators
 will participate in high quality, differentiated professional         •   To coordinate and facilitate high quality differentiated
 development, as defined by No Child Left Behind Act.” All                 professional development for all employees and to provide
 activities in DPD contribute to the implementation of the Master          parent support services in order to increase student
 Plan key strategies. Strategies for priority action include:              achievement and parent development as defined by the
                                                                           Blueprint for Progress and the Master Plan.
 • Provide a variety of high quality professional development
       opportunities that focus on teachers’ and paraeducators’
       assessed needs to ensure that they meet “highly qualified”
       status, including cohort partnerships with universities, online
       courses, and tutorials.
 • Provide ongoing support to new and veteran teachers
       through professional development opportunities, including
       New Teacher Induction, mentoring, workshops, and institutes.




 Budget Highlights
 •    A decrease of $475 thousand in funds for curriculum writing programs.




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      Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
 Description of the Department                                       Goals for 2011-2012

 The assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction          •   Implement curricular programs designed to provide active
 collaborates with all BCPS curricular offices to provide a              and engaging opportunities for all students to learn.
 coordinated instructional program to meet the diverse needs of      •   Provide direct service to schools, and conduct professional
 its entire school community. The Division of Curriculum and             development sessions for administrators and teachers to
 Instruction provides vision, leadership, and expertise in the           support the successful implementation of curriculum.
 development of curricular and instructional initiatives that
                                                                     •   Coordinate all BCPS’ curricular offices to provide a
 support achievement for all Baltimore County students. The
                                                                         cohesive instructional program designed to meet the needs
 development of curricula, based on research and best practices,
                                                                         of all children.
 provides teachers, students, and parents with a quality
 instructional program that is firmly based on the Maryland          •   Remain a strong support to schools and offices in all
 Learning Outcomes. The division provides service to schools to          endeavors related to student achievement of the Indicators
 support the effective implementation of the curriculum, and to          in the Blueprint for Progress.
 meet the instructional needs of teachers, and learning needs of     •   Continue to refine alignment of all curricula with the
 students. The Division of Curriculum and Instruction is committed       Maryland Learning Outcomes.
 to collaboration with all BCPS’ curricular offices to provide a
 coordinated instructional program to meet the diverse needs of
 its entire school community.



 Budget Highlights
 •   An increase of 2.0 FTEs as a result of reorganization.
 •   An increase of $29 thousand in non-salary funding transferred from the Assistant Superintendent of Accountability and Su-
     pervision and the Department of Fine Arts.




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                             Executive Director of Liberal Arts

 Description of the Department                                       Goals for 2011-2012
 The Department of Liberal Arts focuses on PreK to Grade 12          •   Provide an educational program that enables all students to
 curricula and instruction that teaches general knowledge that           reach or exceed state standards and expectations.
 develops a student’s intellectual capabilities. In Baltimore
 County, knowledge and understanding within the liberal arts are     •   Identify, establish, and maintain collaborative partnerships
 taught throughout the elementary and secondary course of study          both internal and external to Baltimore County Public
 as students prepare for professional, vocational, or technical          Schools.
 careers and pursue requirements to enter higher education or        •   Provide students with comprehensive understanding of the
 military service. Support provided by the offices within the            world they will inherit, 21st Century literacy skills, and
 Department of Liberal Arts include elementary and secondary             knowledge needed to provide leadership for the next
 social studies, world languages, English for Speakers of Other          generation.
 Languages (ESOL), and special education programs.                   •   Enable all students, through second language study, to
                                                                         communicate with people in other cultures and countries, to
 The Department of Liberal Arts is a collaborative community that        develop a better understanding of their own language and
 uses data to inform, reflect, and model exemplary curriculum            culture, and to increase their awareness of opportunities in
 development and instructional delivery practices. Recipients of         the global community.
 their support provide students with an education that enables
 them to become lifelong learners, achievers, and global citizens.




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                                    Elementary Social Studies
 Description of the Department                                    Goals for 2011-2012

 The Office of Elementary Social Studies oversees the             •   Provide direct service to schools to support the successful
 development of elementary social studies curricula and               implementation of the elementary social studies program.
 assessments, identifies and selects appropriate materials of     •   Offer professional development focused on effective social
 instruction, coordinates the implementation of BCPS Black Saga       studies instruction, including the use of technology to
 program, and provides professional development to support            enhance instruction.
 effective social studies instruction.                            •   Provide cohesive, research-based instructional programs
                                                                      designed to meet the needs of all learners.
                                                                  •   Continue to refine the elementary social studies curriculum
                                                                      to align with the requirements of the state of Maryland.
                                                                  •   Expand technology integration and community involvement
                                                                      in the BCPS Black Saga Competition.




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                                    Secondary Social Studies
Description of the Department                                       final exams to increase student achievement on the
                                                                    Maryland School Assessment (MSA) through emphasis on
The Office of Social Studies coordinates the development of the     reading and writing in the content area.
social studies program, the identification and selection of     •   Implement instructional strategies and interventions to
textbooks and appropriate classroom resources, and                  increase student achievement on the government High
professional development activities designed to improve the         School Assessment (HSA) and to increase participation and
teaching and learning of social studies and to align the            levels of success on advanced placement examinations.
curriculum with the Maryland State Curriculum and Core          •   Utilize opportunities within Articulated Instruction Module
Learning Goals.                                                     (AIM) to increase student achievement through dissemination
                                                                    of instructional strategies, resources, and assessment items.
Goals for 2011-2012                                            •    Work with outside agencies to develop programs that
                                                                    enrich student learning by focusing on real world
•   Implement the revision of World Cultures 7-GT, World            experiences.
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                                       Language Arts PreK-12
 Description of the Department                                     Goals for 2011-2012

 The Office of Language Arts provides curricular and instructional •    Support the consistent and systematic implementation of the
 support to schools in the areas of reading, language arts,             curriculum in reading, language arts, English (written
 English, and written language for Grades PreK-12. The office           language), as revised and aligned with the Maryland State
 provides support by identifying instructional materials, assisting     Curriculum.
 schools in implementing programs, producing instructional          •   Increase student achievement on local (short cycles,
 curriculum and resources, and providing professional                   benchmarks, final exams), state (MSA, HSA), and national
 development for teachers and administrators. Office initiatives        assessments (PSAT, AP, SAT) by promoting best instructional
 focus on student success as measured by Maryland School                practices.
 Assessment (MSA), High School Assessment (HSA), PSAT/SAT, AP, •        Provide differentiated professional development for
 and Accuplacer.                                                        reading, language arts, and English teachers, administrators
                                                                        and support staff.
                                                                   •    Focus on identified middle and high school needs to improve
                                                                        student achievement, as defined in the Blueprint for
                                                                        Progress.
                                                                   •    Implement a comprehensive and integrated English
                                                                        language arts program of study that includes phonemic
                                                                        awareness and phonics; reading comprehension in both
                                                                        expository and literary texts; writing in both expository and
                                                                        narrative forms; effective speaking and listening skills; and
                                                                        controlling language (grammar, usage, and mechanics).




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                                             World Languages
 Description of the Department                                      Goals for 2011-2012

 The Office of World Languages improves student achievement         •   Continue to prepare updated World Languages curriculum
 through the design, implementation, and assessment of English          guides and exams to align with state and national
 speakers of other languages (ESOL), Chinese, French, German,           standards.
 Italian, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish curricula. The office        •   Provide support that leads to improved student achievement
 oversees the identification and selection of appropriate               on systemwide exams and state assessments, and promote
 textbooks and resources, and provides support and training to          increased participation in national assessments.
 the teaching staff. The office assesses and identifies English     •   Provide direct services and support to schools, English
 Language Learners (ELL) and works collaboratively with schools         Language Learners, and their families as outlined in the
 and community groups to coordinate and deliver services to             Master Plan.
 immigrant families. In addition, the Office of World Languages     •   Collaborate with The Offices of Mathematics, Secondary
 coordinates the translation of systemwide documents for families       Social Studies, Science, English Language Arts, and Special
 that do not speak English. The Chinese Cultural Exchange               Education to develop and implement differentiated
 Program is facilitated by the Office of World Languages.               programs to ensure that English Language Learners are
                                                                        achieving at proficient levels.
                                                                    •   Coordinate the cultural exchange program established to
                                                                        foster global awareness and preparation for the 21st
                                                                        Century.

 Budget Highlights
 •   An increase of $50 thousand for translations and Chinese Exchange transferred from the Executive Assistant to the Superin-
     tendent.




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                                           AVID/College Board
 Description of the Department                                     curriculum for the systemwide SAT English and mathematics prep
                                                                   courses, as well as extending the use of College Board
 Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a              resources for the SAT Review program on the BCPS Educational
 internationally recognized program designed to give students,     Channel. The expanded resources afford BCPS middle and
 who ordinarily would not be in rigorous, academic, college        high school students extra support in an increasingly competitive
 preparatory classes, the opportunity and support necessary to     college admissions process and a globally challenging world.
 succeed. AVID addresses the ethnic and socio-economic under       College Board directs programs and services to students,
 representation as well as underachievement in the student         schools, and parents.
 population eligible for admission to colleges and universities.
 Students receive differentiated and rigorous instruction.         International Baccalaureate (IB) also supports the
 College tutors provide academic support and college readiness     superintendent’s goal of increasing rigorous instruction and
 coaching to the AVID students. AVID schools are provided with     improving achievement for all students. As required with AP
 funds for students to tour local and regional colleges and        exams, students who successfully pass the AP and IB exams
 universities. AVID teachers receive continuous professional       receive college credit.
 development and on-site instructional support. AVID is in its
 ninth year and is currently in 22 high schools and 8 middle       The AVID/College Board office provides AVID, College Board,
 schools. AVID program implementation is evaluated annually        and IB support for improved quality teaching, best researched-
 in each AVID school using the National AVID Center’s              based teaching practices, annual data reports to align data
 Certification Process and Standards.                              with instructional skills, and professional development and
                                                                   training to improve achievement for all students.
 The Baltimore County Public Schools and College Board
 Partnership is an agreement to increase college awareness,          Goals for 2011-2012
 rigor, and college readiness for all students in the school system.
 The College Board program provides an integrated set of             • By 2012, all students will reach high standards, as
 College Board products, services, teaching and learning                established by Baltimore County Public Schools and state
 materials as well as professional development training to              performance level standards, in English/reading/writing,
 increase rigorous and quality teaching. Some of these                  mathematics, science, and social studies.
 programs and services include CollegeEd, PSAT, SAT, SAT             • All students will graduate from high school.
 Online, Advanced Placement (AP), and Pre-AP support. During
 2010-2011, BCPS commenced a second agreement with
 College Board, BCPS and College Board Licensing Agreement.
 The agreement allows BCPS to use the SAT Official Study Guide
 and other College Board references to support the new




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                                                          Title I
 Description of the Department                                     Goals for 2011-2012

 The Office of Title I supports system efforts to meet requirements •   Support system efforts to utilize grant funds provided
 of the No Child Left Behind Act by coordinating the Title I grant      through the No Child Left Behind Act in a manner that
 in participating schools and assisting with the implementation         supports the Blueprint for Progress.
 and/or management of other supplemental grants.                    •   Research, communicate, and monitor compliance
                                                                        requirements for implementing the No Child Left Behind Act.
                                                                   •    Provide direct service to schools and offices and conduct on-
                                                                        site training that will support compliant, accurate, efficient,
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                 Executive Director Special Programs PreK-12
 Description of the Department                                        •   Use this research-based independent reading system to
                                                                          improve reading comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary
 The Department of Special Programs, PreK-12 provides                     development in grades PreK to Grade 5.
 leadership to system staff in AVID/College Board, Equity and         •   Continue to bridge the gap between whole language and
 Cultural Proficiency, Language Arts PreK-12, Gifted and                  phonics instruction.
 Talented Education and Magnet Programs, PE, Health, Service          •   Help teachers organize instruction with the 100 Book
 Learning, School Counseling Services, Title 1, and extracurricular       Challenge so all students demonstrate annual yearly
 activities, such as Forensics. The department provides oversight         progress regardless of their initial reading levels.
 for system responsibilities, such as Excellence by Design,           •   Continue to serve as superintendent’s designee for existing
 formerly Middle States (AFG), out-of-state/overnight field trips,        charter schools and new applicants.
 foreign travel, 100 Book Challenge, and public charter schools.
                                                                      •   Access information and provide training for the implications
 In addition, it assumes responsibility for appeals related to
                                                                          of No Child Left Behind Act, Bridge to Excellence, Blueprint
 organizational components of the department with specific
                                                                          for Progress, and the Master Plan, and how each relates to
 responsibilities for gifted and talented, magnet, kindergarten,
                                                                          the department’s responsibilities.
 and Title I appeals.
                                                                      •   Ensure all diploma-bound students complete 75 hours of
 Goals for 2011-2012                                                      student service learning prior to graduation.
                                                                      •   Assess the service-learning program in BCPS at the school
                                                                          building and district level in order to develop strategies to
 •   Initiate, promote, and provide services to students                  improve the quality and consistency of the program
     participating in extended curricular activities such as              throughout our school system using the Maryland’s Best
     Forensics.                                                           Practices as the standard of quality.
 •   Reallocate resources to support specific extended curricular •       Communicate effectively with grant recipients to facilitate
     activities.                                                          federal compliance.
 •   Continue to improve services to schools participating in
     Excellence By Design; assisting with Mid-Year Reviews and
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                                             School Counseling
  Description of the Department                                      Goals for 2011-2012

  The Office of School Counseling facilitates comprehensive          •   Enhance the participation of school counselors in the system’s
  development counseling programs in all schools to promote              partnership with The College Board in order to increase
  students’ school success, career decision making skills,               student preparation for, participation in, and processing
  competencies for understanding self and others (American               results of PSAT, ACT, and SAT and through the use of AP
  School Counseling’s National Standards), and skills which              Potential and student advisement to assist students to
  contribute to a safe and orderly school environment. The office        increase participation in the Advanced Placement Program.
  has the responsibility of providing ongoing staff development      •   Coordinate services with the AVID/College Board office to
  and clinical supervision for a cadre of 300 school counselors          support academic rigor for all students.
  including the coordination of systemwide initiatives to enhance    •   Produce high quality transcripts and diplomas through
  student achievement, daily clinical, and instruction support of        computerized systems and appropriate staffing.
  site-based school counselors. In addition, the office provides
  systemwide training of school records clerks and the               •   Provide support and funding for school counseling chairs in
  maintenance of student transcripts and verifications. A wide           order to meet school system goals of rigor, college
  range of counselor resources are distributed and shared through        readiness and career readiness.
  direct distribution to counselors and placement of educational     •   Extend services to school records clerks Grades K-12 in
  kits in Parent-Teacher Resource Centers in order to efficiently        order to meet MSDE standards for the maintenance of
  provide resources to all school sites in the system. These             student records.
  resources include both Web and computer based technologies.        •   Extend college/career preparation in the high schools to
                                                                         include a consistent, non-negotiable career assessment in
  The office coordinates and manages the Baltimore County Public         Grade 10.
  School Traumatic Loss Teams, trains CPS liaisons, and             •    Continue to implement a systemwide school counseling
  participates in many partnerships including partnerships with the      program evaluation with high school seniors.
  Department of Social Services, the Harvard Alumni Association, •       Provide a post-secondary focus for Grades PreK-12 to
  The AVID College Board Office, all Curriculum & Instruction            ensure equity and access for all students.
  offices, and the Community College of Baltimore County/           •    Continue to plan for the implementation of the ASCA
  Baltimore County.                                                      National Standards as the model for program development
                                                                         Grades PreK-12.
  The office and its school counselors consult with school teams,
  teachers, families, agencies, curricular offices and other help-
  givers about the academic, social-emotional and behavioral
  needs of students in order to remove barriers to student success
  and create a safe learning environment.




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                        Gifted and Talented/Magnet Programs
 Description of the Department                                      •   Continue to implement and support comprehensive GT
                                                                        services at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
 The Office of Gifted and Talented Education/Magnet Programs •          Ensure that all high school special program courses are
 supports the development and implementation of differentiated          listed in the Course Registration Guide and are supported
 curriculum and instruction to appropriately challenge the              by rigorous curricula.
 abilities of students capable of achieving advanced levels. The •      Continue to implement the Gifted and Talented Education
 office works with schools, offices, and other agencies to              Program Handbook of Procedures for Implementing the
 implement Gifted and Talented Education Grades K-12                    Gifted and Talented Program in elementary, middle and
 consistently throughout the system according to board Policy           high schools.
 and Rule 6401. It also provides differentiated professional     •      Continue to provide professional development in the
 development in research-based instructional practices that             effective use of the school referral and review process in
 enables all students to maximize their learning.                       order to improve the identification of GT students.
                                                                   •    Continue to collaborate with offices to provide GT services
 The Office of Magnet Programs provides leadership and
                                                                        to address the needs of English language learners and
 services to school administrators and content area offices in the
                                                                        twice exceptional learners.
 implementation of magnet programs, Grades K-12. The office
 coordinates the implementation of appropriate and consistent      •    Continue to provide professional development resources
 magnet program policies and procedures in accordance with              and support for the CATALYST Gifted and Talented
 Board Policy and superintendent’s Rule 6400, including a               education resource teachers in all systemwide Title I
 centralized magnet admissions process. The office facilitates the      elementary schools.
 dissemination of information and provides support to key          •    Continue to expand the MESA (Mathematics Engineering
 stakeholders regarding magnet programs through various                 Science Achievement) program in the following schools:
 formats, such as brochures, news releases, open house events,          Chadwick, Deer Park, Eastwood Center, Hebbville,
 and countywide exhibition events and workshops.                        Powhatan, Seneca, and Winands Elementary Schools;
                                                                        Catonsville, Deer Park, Southwest Academy, Windsor Mill,
 Goals for 2011-2012                                                    and Woodlawn Middle Schools; and Chesapeake, Eastern
                                                                        Technical, Sollers Point, and Woodlawn High Schools.
 •   Continue to support the systemwide implementation of           •   Continue to provide ongoing review of the support for the
     board policy, rule, and procedures for the Gifted and              Primary Talent Development (PTD) program for all students
     Talented (GT) program for monitoring and reporting of              Grades PreK-2 to support access to and achievement in GT
     student participation and retention.                               education.
 •   Continue to support the implementation of graduate-level       •   Continue to ensure equity of access to Magnet programs
     cohort programs for teachers to develop competencies in            for all students.
     GT education.                                                  •   Analyze the implementation of board policy, rule, and
 •   Continue to provide ongoing, systemwide professional               admission procedures for Magnet Programs.
     development in the effective use of differentiated             •   Continue to support professional and curriculum
     instruction to meet the needs of students enrolled in gifted       development to ensure effective instruction in Magnet
     and talented programs.                                             programs.
 •   Continue to implement and support the GT articulation          •   Analyze the implementation of and access to Magnet
     between elementary and middle schools and between                  programs.
     middle and high schools.




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                               Health and Physical Education
 Description of the Department                                   •    Support student achievement by conducting professional
                                                                      development activities to improve teacher skills in
 The Offices of Health Education and Physical Education               differentiating instruction, identifying learning preferences,
 represent two PreK-12 content areas which provide relevant           increasing rigor, assessing student performance and
 and effective curricular programs, professional development,         knowledge, and integrating academic content.
 assessments, and instructional support to schools based on       •   Support student achievement by researching and providing
 current research and best practices. These programs collectively     activities that enhance and enrich programs.
 assist students in developing the psychomotor, cognitive, and    •   Provide new training and annual updates for teachers to
 affective domains, and address current and major public health       comply with federal and state mandates.
 concerns. They provide content related opportunities for         •   Supplement existing curriculum with workshops to increase
 students to understand and apply personal decisions about their      teacher skills to provide safe and orderly learning
 health and fitness for a lifetime.                                   environments.
                                                                 •    Purchase large equipment for use in all schools such as:
 Goals for 2011-2012                                                  fitness equipment, movement education equipment, table
                                                                      tennis tables, and heart adventure courses to provide equal
 •   Research, develop, and implement curricular programs and         access for all students.
     assessments in health, physical education, and adapted    •      Continue to purchase 21st Century technological equipment,
     physical education, and dance which meet the needs of all        materials, and resources to enhance existing programs and
     students.                                                        support countywide initiatives.



 Budget Highlights
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                                                          Dance
  Description of the Department                                        Goals for 2011-2012

  The Office of Dance will support the superintendent’s initiatives,   •   Work within the guidelines set by Baltimore County Public
  by developing and refining curriculum that aligns with state and         Schools to develop curriculum and monitor the written,
  national standards and performance-based assessments that                taught, and assessed curriculum.
  measure student achievement. The Office of Dance will continue       •   Plan and implement professional development activities to
  to monitor data to ensure high levels of student achievement.            improve and enhance teacher’s knowledge and skills for
  Professional development that addresses best practices in the            planning units and lessons that address differentiation
  classroom will be planned, implemented, and monitored for                strategies, technology integration, arts integration,
  evidence in classroom instruction. Appropriate resources will be         assessment development, and building a healthy dancer.
  identified to enhance and enrich curriculum, including technology.   •   Monitor and celebrate student achievement through
  Teachers will be encouraged to seek further education to                 countywide, statewide, and nationwide festivals and
  develop as leaders and articulate advocates for their profession         showcases. Highlight student achievement by serving as a
  and dance education. The Office of Dance will also assist with           communication agent.
  the professional development of physical education teachers
  and the identification of appropriate resources for rhythms and      •   Assist in the identification procurement of appropriate
  dance units in the physical education curriculum.                        materials and equipment for the dance classroom. Maintain
                                                                           fine arts dance Web page, rotating materials and
                                                                           equipment, and the video library.




  Budget Highlights
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                                                            Music
  Description of the Department                                        Goals for 2011-2012

  The Office of Music serves as a catalyst for the development,     •     Provide support to school music programs with regard to the
  implementation, and assessment of the Baltimore County Public           needed replacement of equipment and instruments, as well
  Schools music curriculum. Guided by the Blueprint for Progress,         as the repair and maintenance of the existing inventory.
  the State Curriculum, and the Maryland State Essential Learner    •     Aid schools with the purchase of multimedia resources
  Outcomes for Fine Arts, the office provides direction and support       including textbooks, classroom instruments, and additional
  for schools in delivering a comprehensive, engaging, and                materials required to deliver the curriculum.
  challenging music program for all children in Grades K-12.        •     Provide professional development experiences and support
  Extracurricular countywide enrichment activities for all students       services that will enable teachers to maximize student
  from elementary to high school levels are also developed and            achievement in the music classroom.
  supervised by the Office of Music.
                                                                    •     Continue to offer a comprehensive and varied program of
  Baltimore County Public Schools was recognized by the                   music enrichment activities for all students from elementary
  President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities as a school            to high school levels.
  system offering high quality fine arts education for all students.
  Additionally, Baltimore County was named as one of the “Best
  100 Communities for Music Education in America” by the
  American Music Conference in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,
  and 2010.




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                                                     Visual Arts
  Description of the Department                                        Goals for 2011-2012

  The Office of Visual Arts will support the superintendent’s          •   Work within the guidelines set by Baltimore County Public
  initiatives, in the Blueprint for Progress, by developing and            Schools to develop curriculum and monitor the written,
  refining curriculum that aligns with state and national standards        taught, and assessed curriculum.
  with emphasis on developing students who are life-long learners      •   Conduct ongoing professional development activities to
  and effective problem solvers that are equipped with skills to           improve teacher skills in differentiating curriculum, portfolio
  succeed in the 21st Century. The Office of Visual Arts monitors          development and assessment, increasing participation in AP
  data to ensure high levels of student achievement and                    portfolio reviews, technology, and arts integration in the
  encourages teachers to share “best practices” so that all students       core content areas.
  are given every opportunity for success. The office stays current    •   Continue maintenance of program standards by collecting
  with trends and changes in technology as it has taken an                 student performance data to assess effectiveness or
  important place in the visual arts classroom. The office                 program implementation, highlighting student achievement
  encourages teachers to take an active role in professional               through exhibits and activities.
  development and nurtures them to become future leaders. The
  office facilitates an arts integration teaching model in the early   •   Maintain visual arts classrooms, kilns, equipment, and
  learning years to foster student engagement and achievement.             supplies working within safety guidelines.
                                                                       •   Provide ongoing content specific support to teachers and
                                                                           principals through classroom visits and observation
                                                                           feedback.




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                                              Special Education
 Description of the Department                                       Goals for 2011-2012

 The Office of Special Education seeks to improve the                 •   Continue the balance and alignment between compliance
 performance of students with disabilities and assist in narrowing        and instruction to improve performance on the Maryland
 the achievement gap by ensuring equal access to the curriculum           School Assessment (MSA) and High School Assessment (HSA)
 and differentiated instruction in the least restrictive environment.     for students with disabilities as we assist schools in
 Special education and related services staff are allocated to            narrowing the achievement gap by ensuring equal access to
 support the provision of a free and appropriate education                the curriculum and differentiated instruction in the least
 (FAPE) to students with disabilities in the least restrictive            restrictive environment (LRE).
 environment (LRE). The office, which supports schools in the         •   Support student achievement and annual yearly progress
 provision of special education and related services to                   (AYP) for students with disabilities from birth-to-21 years
 approximately 13,213 identified students, also monitors                  by assisting schools in finding solutions to identify student
 compliance with special education legal mandates throughout              supports existing within the school, providing staff training
 the Baltimore County Public Schools.                                     needs, and assisting with data collection.
                                                                     •    Empower schools and service providers to ensure
                                                                          compliance with state and federal mandates as they
                                                                          implement individualized educational plans (IEPs) to provide
                                                                          a free and appropriate education (FAPE) in the least
                                                                          restrictive environment (LRE).
                                                                     •    Provide a continuum of identified educational services in the
                                                                          least restrictive environment (LRE).

 Budget Highlights
 •   An increase of $1.6 million for the Infants & Toddlers IFSP program for ages 3-5.
 •   A mid-year add increase of 2.0 Interpreter FTEs.




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                                      Executive Director STEM
 Description of the Department                                       Goals for 2011-2012

 The Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math        •   Continue to monitor effective implementation, development,
 (STEM) provides leadership and expertise in the development of          and refinement of the STEM curriculum in support of
 curriculum in assessed areas such as Science and Mathematics as         improved student achievement.
 well as non-assessed areas that include Library Information         •   Ensure that all students meet or exceed Maryland School
 Services, Career and Technology Education, and Instructional            Assessment (MSA) standards in reading and mathematics.
 Technology. The department uses research-based programs
                                                                     •   Collaborate with offices and school administrators to
 and strategies to help identify instructional best practices that
                                                                         provide innovative programs and cutting-edge technology
 align curriculum with the State Curriculum and Core Learning
                                                                         to Baltimore County Public Schools.
 Goals and support the vision of graduating students who are
 college-ready, work-ready and/or military-ready.                    •   Develop initiatives that are researched-based and promote
                                                                         “trans-disciplinary” activities.
 Additionally, STEM works collaboratively with local and regional •      Use STEM as a focus for cross-content teaching in both
 businesses, other government agencies, and higher educational           elementary and middle schools.
 institutions in an effort to employ innovative, cutting-edge     •      Align STEM areas and monitor the effective use of the
 technologies and instructional programs that will inspire,              Articulated Instruction Module (AIM) among teachers,
 engage, and prepare students for STEM occupations.                      parents, and students.
                                                                  •      Solicit increased support from STEM businesses and the
                                                                         technology industry.

 Budget Highlights
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                             Career and Technology Education
 Description of the Department                                      Goals for 2011-2012

 Career and Technology Education is a curriculum office in the      •    Increase student achievement by correlating indicators in
 department of STEM, Division of Curriculum and Instruction.             career completer programs and other Career and
                                                                         Technology Education courses with the High School
 The Career and Technology Education office is seven distinct            Assessments (HSA), industry certifications, and the
 offices united under a joint mission. These offices include: career     Accuplacer assessments, and by conducting teacher
 and technology education, business education, family and                professional development in these areas.
 consumer sciences, junior reserve officer training corps (JROTC), •     Increase student achievement through comprehensive career
 school to career transition, technical programs, and technology         information initiatives and by increasing the opportunities
 education. The mission of Career and Technology Education is to         for students and educators to participate in safe and
 provide expertise to schools as they deliver integrated                 structured work-based experiences.
 programs, which prepare learners academically, technically,         •   Promote safe schools through repair, replacement, and
 and interpersonally for careers and lifelong learning.                  service of Career and Technology Education laboratory
                                                                         equipment.
                                                                    •    Provide for efficient use of resources by purchasing
                                                                         business-industry-validated equipment, software, and
                                                                         instructional materials.
                                                                    •    Provide for efficient use of resources by implementing
                                                                         equipment inventory procedures, processes, and repair
                                                                         profiles to make data-driven decisions.
                                                                    •    Conduct long-term planning with middle and high schools
                                                                         for program improvements in new or renovated facilities.
                                                                    •    Continue to support the implementation of Maryland State
                                                                         Department of Education (MSDE) programs of study and
                                                                         model Career and Technology Education programs within
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                                        Instructional Technology
 Description of the Department                                        Goals for 2011-2012

 The Office of Instructional Technology provides leadership and       •   Provide technology integration leadership to schools and
 support for technology integration in teaching and learning to           offices to support the implementation of school improvement
 improve teacher productivity and student performance. The                plans, differentiated instruction, and best practices in
 office’s work is based upon national and state standards for             integrating technology into 21st Century teaching and
 technology literacy for students, teachers, and administrators           learning.
 and upon the Framework for 21st Century Learning, which              •   Provide onsite support to technology integration teachers
 describes the skills, knowledge, and expertise that our students         and instructional technology liaisons as they work to support
 must master to succeed in work and life in the 21st Century.             teachers in the utilization of technology resources to
                                                                          improve instructional practice.
 In-school and systemwide support is provided to technology           •   Provide support to curriculum offices that focuses on the
 integration teachers and technology liaisons in their work with          integration of instructional technology into the curriculum
 students and teachers and to school leaders as they plan and             and includes the provision of technology integration
 implement technology-integrated strategies to meet school                specialists for curriculum development teams and
 improvement plans. The office collaborates with curriculum               professional development for department chairs and
 offices to ensure the effective integration of technology into the       curriculum designers and writers.
 curriculum in all content areas and facilitates the instructional
 software evaluation process to identify software and Web             •   Provide a variety of systemwide and school-based high
 resources that meet curricular goals.                                    quality professional development opportunities including
                                                                          cohort programs, in-service courses, and workshops for
 Professional development opportunities in technology integration         teachers and administrators in technology integration that
 that support research-based instructional practices and meet the         supports research-based instructional practice, meets the
 Maryland Professional Development Standards for Teachers are             Maryland Teacher Technology Standards, the Maryland
 delivered systemwide through workshops, in-service courses, and          Technology Standards for School Administrators, the
 institutes. Graduate level cohort programs, which lead to                Maryland Technology Literacy Standards for Students, and
 Master’s degrees in educational technology, are made                     the Maryland Teacher Professional Development Standards.
 available through collaboration with local universities. A         •     Facilitate the implementation of the Instructional Software
 graduate level certificate program in school leadership in               and Web-Based Resources Evaluation Process to identify
 technology integration is available to school teams that include         instructional software and Web-based resources that align
 administrators. Ensuring that administrators and teachers                with curricular goals and provide equity and
 become independent and effective users of technology is critical         standardization of resources that meet accessibility
 to the success of the students.                                          standards.
                                                                    •     Facilitate online learning initiatives which include online AP
 The Office of Instructional Technology provides e-Learning               and general education courses for secondary students and
 programs which includes online AP and General Education                  the provision of Web-based communication and
 courses for students, the development and delivery of online             collaborative tools such as wikis, VoiceThread, and
 courses for teacher professional development, and the use of             webinars for schools and offices.
 Web-based 21st Century tools such as wikis, VoiceThread,
 podcasting, and webinars for teacher and students to
 collaborate and share resources online. Twenty-first Century
 learners will increasingly work in online environments which
 provide flexibility and meet the need for high-quality instruction
 as we prepare to live in a technology and media-driven
 environment marked by access to an abundance of information,
 rapid changes in technology tools, and the ability to collaborate
 and make individual contributions as citizens of the world.




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                                   Library Information Services
 Description of the Department                                        •   Design, refine, and implement new Web-based K-12 Online
                                                                          Research Models in concert with new curriculum development
 The Office of Library Information Services provides leadership           as best practices in information and technology literacy
 in developing PreK-12 school library media programs to                   instruction and engaging student research, critical thinking,
 support student achievement. It ensures that students and                and problem solving.
 teachers have equitable access to an organized and centrally         •   Engage students in independent research using the Web-
 managed collection of library resources, instructional materials,        based interactive curriculum pilot that was collaboratively
 and information technologies in order to improve instruction,            developed by all curricular offices and to be implemented
 accelerate student learning, and facilitate student critical             cooperatively by LIS, GT, and CTE.
 thinking, problem solving, and research. The mission of the          •   Continue to provide 24-hour access to authoritative digital
 Library Media program of instruction is to prepare students as           content, virtual resources, and online database resources for
 “knowledge workers” by integrating information and technology            students, staff, and parents from school and home.
 literacy skills with all curricular content. It is a catalyst that   •   Integrate the Standards for 21st Century Learners (AASL)
 inspires students to choose reading for pleasure by providing an         with all curricula to ensure that all students have the
 age/level appropriate and current collection of reading                  knowledge and preparation for success in the 21st Century.
 materials. It provides comprehensive services related to the             Pilot the Library Media Curriculum Grades 1-5, collect data
 organization and management of print, digital, video-on-                 and feedback, monitor implementation, and make revisions.
 demand resources, and related information technologies to
                                                                      •   Keep the community informed on educational research,
 provide equitable instruction and access by the educational
                                                                          issues, policies, and best practices through the information
 community to information resources that support the teaching
                                                                          services of the professional research librarian.
 and learning of the Maryland Voluntary State Curriculum, the
 Maryland Core Learning Goals, and the personal interests and         •   Support the systemic initiative to increase student
 academic pursuits of all students.                                       independent reading of 25 books per student by providing
                                                                          a collection of high-interest, age/level appropriate reading
                                                                          materials that utilize Education That is Multicultural
 Goals for 2011-2012                                                      guidelines to meet the needs of a diverse student
                                                                          population.
 •   Provide quality and diverse library media center resource •          Manage and maintain onLINE: The Librarians’ Network for
     collections to ensure that all students have equitable access        the Essential Curriculum as the BCPS portal to evaluated
     to books, media, virtual, and digital resources to support           Internet resources, links to digital assets, and educational
     classroom instruction and research.                                  information.
 •   Use technology to effectively and efficiently manage          •      Provide staff development to teachers and library media
     school library collections through the use of a centrally            specialists in the effective use and integration of virtual and
     administered Destiny Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC),            digital resources such as Safari Montage video-on-demand,
     a Web-based union catalog and inventory system of K-12               digital and virtual resources, interactive technologies, and
     library collections in all schools.                                  21st Century technology tools.
 •   Actualize and optimize the vision for 21st Century learners •        Expand educational outreach to students and their families
     through digital curriculum design, integration of information        in the safe and ethical use of information technologies.
     resources, management of digital assets, and evaluation
     and selection of audiovisual equipment and technology
     related tools.



 Budget Highlights
 •   A decrease of $450 thousand in revolving funds for library book replacements.
 •   An increase of $450 thousand in one-time funds for library book replacements.




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 Description of the Department
                                                 Science PreK-12
 Description of the Department                                       •    Monitor the implementation of the Science Education
                                                                          Program PreK-12 across the school district.
 The Office of Science PreK-12 provides vision, guidance, and         •   Monitor the implementation of the science, technology,
 expertise to the school district, the schools, and the instructional     engineering, and mathematics programs at the Chesapeake
 and administrative staff on the development, implementation,             High School STEM Academy.
 and assessment of the Science PreK-12 and Outdoor Science            •   Provide ongoing professional development for teachers and
 curricula. These efforts support the achievement for all students        administrators necessary to effectively implement and
 in STEM education. The Office of Science PreK-12                         monitor the Science Essential Curriculum PreK-12.
 communicates the mission and goals of the school system’s            •   Develop curricula and assessments for core and elective
 program with state and local agencies, businesses, and parents,          science courses at the elementary, middle, and high school
 while developing partnerships to further goals and access                levels.
 resources.
                                                                      •   Adopt and utilize various forms of technology to enhance
                                                                          and enrich science instruction at the elementary, middle, and
 Goals for 2011-2012                                                      high school levels.
                                                                    •     Measure and report student achievement of the curricula
 •    Continue to provide the vision, direction, and leadership for       PreK-12.
      designing, implementing, and assessing the Science            •     Continue implementation of the elementary science and
      Education Program PreK-12 in the Baltimore County Public            secondary science STEM fairs.
      Schools.
                                                                    •     Develop, revise, implement, and monitor Outdoor Science
 •    Align the BCPS Essential Curriculum with the MSDE State             programs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
      Curriculum.




  Budget Highlights
  •   A decrease of $100 thousand transferred to the department of STEM for the Chesapeake High School STEM program.




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                                         Mathematics PreK-12
 Description of the Department                                     •    Continue to monitor the implementation of the elementary
                                                                        mathematics program that will promote student achievement
 The mission of the Office of Mathematics PreK-12 is for all            in mathematics in order to meet Maryland content and
 Baltimore County Public School students to learn rigorous              assessment expectations.
 mathematics in an active, engaging environment and be taught •         Provide professional development for elementary and
 by effective, highly qualified teachers. Instruction will be           middle school teachers in instructional strategies that
 appropriate for every student and will integrate cutting-edge          support student achievement on BCPS short-cycle
                                                                        assessments, benchmarks, and the MSA.
 technology into an application-based mathematical program
                                                                   •    Continue to monitor Algebraic Thinking, a middle school
 building the foundation for interested students to step into the
                                                                        mathematics program that ensures that all students meet or
 world of science, engineering, and applied and pure                    exceed Maryland School Assessment (MSA) standards and
 mathematics. Teachers in mathematics classrooms will create an         are prepared to pass the Algebra I Maryland High School
 instructional environment for students to gain an appreciation of      Assessment (HSA) on the first attempt.
 mathematics and to understand how mathematics is a viable         •    Provide professional development for algebra teachers in
 subject connected to all aspects of everyday life.                     instructional strategies that support student achievement on
                                                                        BCPS short-cycle assessments, benchmarks, final exams, and
 The Office of Mathematics PreK-12 coordinates the                      the HSA Algebra and Data Analysis.
 development of mathematics curricula and programs, the        •        Collaborate with the Offices of Special Education and
 identification and selection of instructional materials and            World Languages to develop differentiated mathematics
 appropriate classroom resources, and professional development          programs to ensure that all diploma-bound students are
 activities designed to improve the teaching and learning of            achieving at proficient levels.
 mathematics and to support the goals of the State Curriculum  •        Ensure that all middle school mathematics teachers are
 and the school system.                                                 highly qualified in mathematics.
                                                                   •    Increase teacher capacity in the teaching and learning of
 Goals for 2011-2012                                                    mathematics.
                                                                    •   Continue to support identified low-performing schools at all
 •   Ensure that all students will pass the Algebra I High School       grade levels in mathematics.
     Assessment (HSA) by the end of Grade 9.
                                                                    •   Initiate the curriculum revisions and professional
 •   Ensure that all students will meet or exceed Maryland              development needed to transition the alignment of the
     School Assessment (MSA) standards.                                 Baltimore County mathematics program to the Common
 •   Continue to support the completion of Bridge Projects for all      Core State Standards.
     students through an efficient scoring process of all submitted
     mathematics projects.


 Budget Highlights
 •    A decrease of $49 thousand for mathematics calculators.




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                                          Alternative Programs
 Description of the Grant                                                 Goals for 2011-2012

 The Office of Alternative Education, Dropout Prevention, and             •   Provide a continuum of services through alternative
 Summer School is supported by several grants that fund                       educational programs so all students will graduate from
 programs in the comprehensive and alternative schools. Title I-              high school.
 Part D, Life Works, and the Consolidated Adult Education and             •   Ensure all students will be educated in school environments
 Literacy Services Grant are aimed at providing alternative                   that are safe and conducive to learning.
 options for students. Title I-Part D provides funds for staff to         •   Provide support, services, modifications, and adaptations of
 address the needs of incarcerated, neglected, and delinquent                 curriculum, instructional methodology, and/or materials
 youth. Life Works provides support for students transitioning                based on student needs in order to have dropout rates of
 from alternative schools to comprehensive schools or into the                less than 3%.
 workforce. The Consolidated Adult Education and Literacy
 Services Grant provides academic instruction for students 16-
 21years old.



   Alternative Programs
                                                       FY10                         FY11 Adj                    FY12
                                                   Actual       FTE              Budget        FTE      Proposed        FTE

   Positions
   Professional                                                     3.4                        3.4                       2.4
   Support Staff                                                     -                           -                        -
           Total                                                    3.4                         3.4                       2.4

   Revenue
   Local                                           48,428                         48,428                    48,428
   State                                          307,012                        307,012                   101,232
   Federal                                        481,361                        562,493                   514,612
   Federal-ARRA                                    31,340                                -                        -
   Other                                                  -                              -                        -
           Total Revenue                         $868,141                       $917,933                 $664,272

   Expenditure Budget by Object Classes
   Salaries and Wages                             624,180                        654,462                   541,083
   Contracted Services                             66,191                         93,359                    15,815
   Supplies & Materials                            52,371                         24,513                    14,190
   Other Charges                                  102,977                        120,682                    71,412
   Equipment                                              -                              -                        -
   Transfer/Indirect Cost Recovery                 22,422                         24,917                    21,772
           Total Expenditures                    $868,141                       $917,933                 $664,272




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                   Career and Technology Education Program
 Description of the Grant                                              Goals for 2011-2012

 The purpose of the Carl D. Perkins Federal grant and the              •   Increase student achievement by supporting Baltimore
 Career Technology Education (CTE) Reserve Fund grants is to               County Public Schools’ Master Plan initiatives, The Blueprint
 supplement the resources of local school systems and those                for Progress, and recommendations from the PDK Audit.
 programs approved as CTE completers/programs of study.                •   Increase student achievement by aligning the CTE curriculum
 These CTE programs have a minimum of 4 designated                         indicators in career completers/programs of study and
 sequential credits that prepare students for college or entry-            other CTE courses with MSDE High School Assessments and
 level employment. The funds can be used to expand and/or                  Accuplacer assessments, and by conducting teacher
 improve CTE completers/programs of study at the high school               professional development in these areas.
 level, prepare high school students for further education and         •   Increase student achievement by comprehensive career
 careers; and provide comprehensive, ongoing professional                  information initiatives and by increasing the opportunities
 development for CTE instructors.                                          for students and educators to participate in safe and
                                                                           structured work-based experiences.
 The federal grants are used to support those programs
 approved by MSDE as CTE completers/programs of study and              •   Promote safe schools through repair, replacement, and
 have a minimum of 4 designed sequential credits, which                    service of CTE laboratory equipment.
 prepare students for college or entry-level employment. The           •   Provide for efficient use of resources by purchasing
 use of funds is restricted to 8 required educational elements             business/industry-validated equipment and implementing
 and 15 permissible elements, with a mandatory program                     equipment inventory procedures, processes, and repair
 improvement and expansion focus. A new narrative plan and                 profiles to make data-driven decisions.
 budget for expenditures must be submitted and approved by             •   Conduct long-term planning with high schools for program
 MSDE each fiscal year for formula funds, which are most                   improvements in new or renovated facilities.
 frequently used for instructional materials and equipment,            •   Continue to support the implementation of MSDE Programs
 professional development, and curriculum development.                     of Study and model CTE programs within the framework of
                                                                           the Maryland career clusters.


   Career and Technology Education Program
                                                      FY10                       FY11 Adj                     FY12
                                                  Actual          FTE         Budget        FTE       Proposed        FTE

   Positions
   Professional                                                    -                          -                         -
   Support Staff                                                   -                          -                         -
           Total                                                   0.0                        0.0                       0.0

   Revenue
   Local                                                -                             -                         -
   State                                                -                             -                         -
   Federal                                     1,289,740                    1,344,335                 1,489,525
   Federal-ARRA                                         -                             -                         -
   Other                                                -                             -                   27,541
           Total Revenue                      $1,289,740                   $1,344,335                $1,517,066

   Expenditure Budget by Object Classes
   Salaries and Wages                            105,461                      128,155                   144,779
   Contracted Services                           142,358                      120,930                   116,223
   Supplies & Materials                          859,540                      895,764                 1,007,066
   Other Charges                                  22,450                       35,440                     67,390
   Equipment                                     133,318                      134,274                   116,526
   Transfer/Indirect Cost Recovery                26,614                       29,772                     65,082
           Total Expenditures                 $1,289,741                   $1,344,335                $1,517,066

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                                 Infants and Toddlers Program
 Description of the Grant                                             Infants and Toddlers is an interagency program. In Baltimore
                                                                      County, the Health Department serves as the lead agency and
 The Baltimore County Infants and Toddlers Program (BCITP)            BCPS serves as the fiscal agent. Other partners include the
 provides services to children birth through 36 months of age         Baltimore County Department of Social Services and private
 who have, or may have, developmental disabilities, delays, or        agencies. All services are mandated by federal and state law,
 special health needs. Staff from BCITP meet with every family        including Part C of IDEA and COMAR.
 and assess every child referred to the program. For each
 eligible child, an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is      Goals for 2011-2012
 developed to define the services provided to meet the needs of
 the child and the family. Services are provided in “natural          •   Improve family outcomes as measured by Maryland’s
 environments” or any setting where the child may live, learn,            Family Survey—Early Intervention.
 and play such as the home or a child care setting. Many              •   Improve outcomes for children birth to age three as
 children receive multiple services that may include speech,              measured by status-at-entry and progress-at-exit data.
 occupational or physical therapies, special instruction, nursing,
                                                                      •   Ensure that 100% of eligible children and families receive
 transportation, adaptive equipment, or family support. Services
                                                                          continuous services throughout the summer months.
 are provided to children and families 12 months of the year.
                                                                      •   Ensure that 100% of eligible children and families receive
 Beginning in FY2010, Maryland began implementing the                     evaluation, assessment, and initial IFSPs within 45 days of
 Extended IFSP Option for Age 3 to Kindergarten Age. Families             referral.
 of children who are receiving BCITP services and are found         •     Ensure that 100% of eligible children and families receive
 eligible for special education services at age three will have the       services within 30 days of IFSP meeting.
 choice to continue services through an IFSP. Some funding          •     Ensure that 100% of eligible children and families will have
 received through this grant may also support children and                Transition Planning Meetings held within 27 to 33 months of
 families beyond the age of three who choose to continue with             age.
 IFSP services rather than or proceeding to services through an     •     Prepare young children to enter school ready to learn and
 Individualized Education Program (IEP).                                  support young children with disabilities to receive services
                                                                          in natural and least restrictive environments.

   Infants and Toddlers Program
                                                      FY10                      FY11 Adj                    FY12
                                                   Actual      FTE           Budget        FTE      Proposed        FTE

   Positions
   Professional                                                17.5                       19.7                      19.1
   Support Staff                                               17.7                       17.7                      17.7
           Total                                                35.2                       37.4                      36.8

   Revenue
   Local                                                 -                           -                        -
   State                                       1,756,708                   1,565,205                 1,531,784
   Federal                                     1,407,242                   1,532,309                 1,915,463
   Federal-ARRA                                  941,443                   1,388,163                   180,000
   Other                                                 -                           -                        -
           Total Revenue                      $4,105,393                  $4,485,677                $3,627,247

   Expenditure Budget by Object Classes
   Salaries and Wages                          2,099,934                   2,714,424                 2,248,701
   Contracted Services                           949,017                     768,230                   560,900
   Supplies & Materials                          166,252                     150,420                    16,000
   Other Charges                                 545,163                     742,338                   727,155
   Equipment                                             -                           -                        -
   Transfer/Indirect Cost Recovery                 96,944                    110,265                    74,491
           Total Expenditures                 $3,857,310                  $4,485,677                $3,627,247

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                                      Race to the Top Program
 Description of the Grant                                              Goals for 2011-2012

 The Race to the Top grant is a federal competitive grant              •   Design and implement rigorous standards and high quality
 designed to incentivize excellence, spur reform, and promote              assessments.
 the adoption of effective policies and practices. This grant          •   Attract and keep great teachers and principals in BCPS’
 provides monetary incentives for states to revise, strengthen,            schools.
 and implement plans for educational reform.                           •   Improve teacher and principal effectiveness based on
                                                                           performance.
                                                                       •   Ensure the equitable distribution of effective teachers and
                                                                           principals.
                                                                       •   Provide effective support to teachers and principals.
                                                                       •   Use data to inform decisions and improve instruction.
                                                                       •   Use innovative and effective approaches to turn around
                                                                           struggling schools.
                                                                       •   Demonstrate and sustain education reform.




   Race to the Top Program
                                                      FY10                       FY11 Adj                    FY12
                                                   Actual         FTE         Budget        FTE      Proposed         FTE

   Positions
   Professional                                                    -                          -                      11.0
   Support Staff                                                   -                          -                       1.0
           Total                                                   0.0                       0.0                      12.0

   Revenue
   Local                                                 -                            -                        -
   State                                                 -                            -                        -
   Federal                                               -                            -               6,314,919
   Federal-ARRA                                          -                            -                        -
   Other                                                 -                            -                        -
           Total Revenue                               $0                           $0               $6,314,919

   Expenditure Budget by Object Classes
   Salaries and Wages                                    -                            -               1,991,665
   Contracted Services                                   -                            -               3,283,216
   Supplies & Materials                                  -                            -                 284,560
   Other Charges                                         -                            -                 375,314
   Equipment                                             -                            -                 154,644
   Transfer/Indirect Cost Recovery                       -                            -                 225,520
           Total Expenditures                          $0                           $0               $6,314,919




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                             Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program
 Description of the Grant                                             Goals for 2011-2012

 The Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools coordinates                 •   Coordinate prevention plans and programs to
 prevention and intervention plans and programs                           ensure the maintenance of safe and drug-free
 designed to help ensure the maintenance of safe and                      schools.
 drug-free schools by using all resources effectively and             •   Continue supporting and establishing student
 efficiently so that student achievement will be                          assistance teams to offer early identification,
 improved for all students. To achieve this goal, we                      intervention, and referral of students at risk of
 must work cooperatively and collaboratively with                         self-destructive behaviors related to substance
 school system staff, our interagency partners,                           abuse.
 community members, and parents. Our objectives are                   •   Continue supporting efforts to reduce suspensions
 to promote increased focus on behavior management                        and expulsions through the implementation of
 through the implementation of character education and                    peer mediation and student mentoring programs.
 behavior management plans, to coordinate and
 monitor the implementation of programs designed to                   •   Continue implementing parental involvement
 teach students how to make good decisions, to                            programs, interagency collaborations, and
 coordinate initiatives to help prevent, intervene with,                  community linkages in an effort to reduce
 and support students who may choose to make                              incidences of violence and substance abuse.
 destructive decisions, and to monitor the use of grant               •   Continue to support schools’ staff, as positive
 funds to make sure students benefit from services                        behavior plans are implemented as components of
 provided to support them.                                                School Improvement Plans.


 Budget Highlights
 •     This federal grant program has expired. Continuing services will be provided by Student Support Services.

     Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program
                                                      FY10                     FY11 Adj                    FY12
                                                   Actual       FTE          Budget       FTE      Proposed        FTE

     Positions
     Professional                                               1.5                        1.5                       -
     Support Staff                                              2.0                        2.0                       -
             Total                                               3.5                        3.5                     0.0

     Revenue
     Local                                                  -                       -                        -
     State                                                  -                       -                        -
     Federal                                     495,072                     398,288                         -
     Federal-ARRA                                           -                       -                        -
     Other                                                  -                       -                        -
             Total Revenue                      $495,072                    $398,288                       $0

     Expenditure Budget by Object Classes
     Salaries and Wages                          245,620                     236,607                         -
     Contracted Services                           93,113                     46,213                         -
     Supplies & Materials                          27,286                     29,127                         -
     Other Charges                               107,327                      58,703                         -
     Equipment                                              -                       -                        -
     Transfer/Indirect Cost Recovery               21,726                     27,638                         -
             Total Expenditures                 $495,072                    $398,288                       $0




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                                     Special Education Program
 Description of the Grant                                             Goals for 2011-2012

 The largest portion of the Pass-through grant is determined by       •   Create a balance among compliance, instruction, and fiscal
 the federal special education appropriation for students with            responsibilities to improve performance on MSAs and HSAs
 disabilities (aged 6-21 years.) The grant funds allocated by             for students with disabilities as we assist schools in
 the state are determined by the number of students with                  narrowing the achievement gap by ensuring equal access
 disabilities reported at the end of October each year.                   to the curriculum and differentiated instruction in the Least
 Baltimore County Public Schools currently funds teachers,                Restrictive Environment (LRE).
 instructional assistants, and related services positions with this   •   Support student achievement and annual yearly progress
 money. The Pass-through grant will also supplement services to           (AYP) for students with disabilities from birth-to-21 years
 students with disabilities while enrolled in a private/parochial         by assisting schools in finding solutions to identify student
 setting by providing speech language, occupational therapy               supports existing within the school, provide staff training
 and physical therapy services. These funds will be used to               needs, and assist with data collection.
 purchase materials to be used for instruction and assessments,       •   Empower schools and service providers to ensure
 equipment and to provide professional development                        compliance with state and federal mandates as they
 opportunities.                                                           implement individualized educational plans (IEPs) to
                                                                          provide a free and appropriate education (FAPE) in the
 The preschool portion of the Pass-through grant is determined            Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).
 by the federal special education appropriation for students
 with disabilities (aged 3-5 years.) These funds provide for a       •    Provide a continuum of identified educational services in
 preschool teacher and related services positions. The Preschool          the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) to all students.
 portion of the Pass-through grant will also supplement services •        Provide support to schools to assist in the appropriate
 to students with disabilities while enrolled in a private/parochial      identification of students with disabilities, thus decreasing
 setting by providing speech language, occupational therapy,              the over-identification of students receiving special
 physical therapy and specialized instruction within a community          education services.
 based setting. These funds will be used to purchase materials
 to be used for instruction and assessments, equipment and to
 provide professional development opportunities.

 The Personnel Development Plan (PDP) portion of the Pass-
 through grant funds staff development activities for BCPS staff
 in the areas of inclusive education, related services support,
 writing IEPs and positive behavioral interventions.

 The Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee (SECAC)
 portion of the Pass-through grant supports the Citizens’ Advisory
 Committee. The committee has elected to fund resource
 materials and send parents to workshops.

 The supplemental portion of the Pass-through grant supports the
 Resource Center for Families and Schools and transition services
 for students from school to work.



 Budget Highlights
 •   A decrease of 193.6 instructional assistant FTEs transferred to the General Fund.




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   Special Education Program
                                                  FY10                 FY11 Adj                 FY12
                                               Actual     FTE        Budget       FTE    Proposed       FTE

   Positions
   Professional                                          175.1                 191.1                   171.8
   Support Staff                                         412.9                 393.3                   214.3
           Total                                         588.0                 584.4                   386.1

   Revenue
   Local                                            -                      -                      -
   State                                   1,778,391               2,213,342              1,904,952
   Federal                                23,589,572              26,262,431             25,763,299
   Federal-ARRA                           12,672,590              13,139,440              1,909,075
   Other                                        3,308                  6,000                  3,000
           Total Revenue                 $38,043,861             $41,621,213            $29,580,326

   Expenditure Budget by Object Classes
   Salaries and Wages                     22,418,945              24,356,878             18,348,743
   Contracted Services                     2,693,743               3,027,635              2,488,637
   Supplies & Materials                       824,251                821,271                65,379
   Other Charges                          11,371,113              12,388,180              7,703,145
   Equipment                                   91,026                100,000                75,547
   Transfer/Indirect Cost Recovery            644,782                927,249               898,875
           Total Expenditures            $38,043,860             $41,621,213            $29,580,326




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                                        Technology Programs
 Description of the Grants                                          Goals for 2011-2012

 Baltimore County Public Schools is the recipient of a Title II-D  •    Provide support to the technology integration teacher
 Formula grant through the federal Enhancing Education Through          program and the technology liaison program through
 Technology program that is managed by the Maryland State               funding for professional growth activities and the provision
 Department of Education. Grant funds are used to support the           of instructional software and hardware resources to be
 effective use of technology in both public and non-public schools      used in these programs.
 in Baltimore County. In BCPS funds are primarily targeted to      •    Provide support for school-based technology leadership
 support the use of technology resources by providing                   programs for administrators and other school leaders to
 professional development for both teachers and administrators.         build capacity for planning and implementing schoolwide
 In addition, funding is used to support the elementary                 technology integration models.
 technology integration program and the technology liaison         •    Providing technology integration workshops to teachers on
 program by providing technology resources and professional             a variety of topics that support improved classroom
 development.                                                           instruction.
                                                                    •   Support local non-public schools that choose to participate
                                                                        in the Title II-D Formula grant program by sharing
                                                                        expertise and resources.




   Technology Programs
                                                      FY10                    FY11 Adj                     FY12
                                                  Actual      FTE          Budget        FTE       Proposed        FTE

   Positions
   Professional                                                 -                          -                         -
   Support Staff                                                -                          -                         -
           Total                                                0.0                        0.0                       0.0

   Revenue
   Local                                                -                          -                         -
   State                                                -                          -                         -
   Federal                                       171,275                   125,500                     66,050
   Federal-ARRA                                         -                          -                         -
   Other                                                -                          -                         -
           Total Revenue                       $171,275                   $125,500                   $66,050

   Expenditure Budget by Object Classes
   Salaries and Wages                            109,456                    23,107                     30,000
   Contracted Services                             6,441                    71,693                     33,600
   Supplies & Materials                                 -                   10,000                           -
   Other Charges                                  18,795                    13,901                      2,450
   Equipment                                            -                          -                         -
   Transfer/Indirect Cost Recovery                36,583                      6,799                          -
           Total Expenditures                  $171,275                   $125,500                   $66,050




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                                              Third Party Billing
 Description of the Grant                                                 Goals for 2011-2012

 The Third Party Billing Program is an initiative that began in           •   Continue to heighten awareness of Third Party Billing for its
 1992 and operates similarly to that of a billing unit of a small             customers and various stakeholders through school-based
 hospital. The Office of Third Party Billing recovers funds from              training sessions and brochures.
 Medicaid for related services, case management services,                 •   Increase research of rejected claims to maximize the
 transportation, and autism waiver services provided to special               recovery of funds.
 education, Medicaid-eligible children. School-based staff                •   Work collaboratively with schools to refine the method to
 document services provided on an encounter data form. An                     identify all special education students who are eligible for
 electronic bill is then created and sent to Medicaid for review              Third Party Billing.
 and payment. Currently, there are 5,110 Medicaid-eligible
 special education students identified in BCPS. These students            •   Work collaboratively with schools in order to develop
 constitute approximately 38% of the special education                        appropriate measures to ensure accountability of the
 population and approximately 5% of the student population.                   documentation of all related services provided to students.
 Funds generated through this program are utilized to expand              •   Develop an effective mechanism for obtaining, receiving,
 and enhance special education and health related-services in                 and utilizing customer and stakeholder feedback in order
 accordance with a Maryland State Department of Education                     to improve the quality of services provided.
 (MSDE) Memorandum of Understanding.



   Third Party Billing
                                                       FY10                         FY11 Adj                     FY12
                                                   Actual       FTE              Budget        FTE       Proposed        FTE

   Positions
   Professional                                                     4.0                         4.0                       3.9
   Support Staff                                                    4.0                         4.0                       4.0
           Total                                                    8.0                          8.0                       7.9

   Revenue
   Local                                                  -                              -                         -
   State                                                  -                              -                         -
   Federal                                      6,385,956                      4,178,634                 5,657,520
   Federal-ARRA                                           -                              -                         -
   Other                                                  -                              -                         -
           Total Revenue                       $6,385,956                     $4,178,634                $5,657,520

   Expenditure Budget by Object Classes
   Salaries and Wages                             554,279                        686,268                 3,902,606
   Contracted Services                            254,352                      1,824,095                   278,547
   Supplies & Materials                           245,787                      1,420,864                   955,584
   Other Charges                                  936,976                        247,407                   515,783
   Equipment                                         3,152                               -                    5,000
   Transfer/Indirect Cost Recovery                        -                              -                         -
           Total Expenditures                  $1,994,546                     $4,178,634                $5,657,520




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                                                Title I Program
 Description of the Grant                                            Goals for 2011-2012

 Title I, Part A, of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB)     •   Facilitate system compliance with NCLB requirements for
 is intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity       providing Supplemental Educational Services to eligible
 to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on             students enrolled at Title I schools required to offer such
 challenging state academic standards and assessments.                   services.
 Federal regulations state, “The programs authorized by Title        •   Facilitate system compliance with NCLB requirements and
 I...as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001,            BCPS procedures for providing Title I Public School
 have as their goal the education of all students, including             Transfers to eligible students enrolled at Title I schools
 students who are economically disadvantaged, limited English            required to offer such services.
 proficient, disabled, migratory, residing in institutions for       •   Facilitate compliance with NCLB requirements for providing
 neglected or delinquent youth and adults, or members of other           Title I services to eligible students attending non-public
 groups typically considered ‘at risk,’ so that they can achieve         schools.
 challenging content and academic achievement standards.” The
 Title I Grant provides supplemental funding to promote              •   Collaborate with other departments to facilitate
 achievement of the Blueprint for Progress goals (to improve             differentiated professional development that is aligned
 achievement for all students, to maintain a safe and orderly            with system goals, focused on research-based practices,
 learning environment in every school, and to use resources              and designed to increase the quality of programs and
 effectively and efficiently) in the district’s highest poverty          services by ensuring that all staff members are highly
 schools. Title I funds, which must not supplant local funds, are        qualified.
 focused on strategies that support the Master Plan and will         •   Collaborate with other departments to facilitate
 result in continuous improvement over time by all ethnic, gender,       differentiated professional development designed to
 and socio-economic groups to reduce and eliminate                       ensure compliance with NCLB requirements and regulations.
 achievement gaps.                                                   •   Collaborate with other departments to facilitate
                                                                         differentiated professional development designed to
                                                                         enhance the capacity of the Title I principals and school
                                                                         staff in the compliant use of Title I resources.
                                                                     •   Provide services to BCPS leadership regarding changes/
                                                                         updates in Title I requirements.
                                                                     •   Provide information and data relative to centralized and
                                                                         school-based Title I funds.
                                                                     •   Support students whose families are homeless.
                                                                     •   Provide supplemental services for neglected or delinquent
                                                                         students.


 Budget Highlights
 •   The centralized funding to support Title I Instructional Coach and Gifted and Talented Catalyst programs, as well as ex-
     tended-year programs, has been redirected to schools to address their needs as identified in their comprehensive needs as-
     sessments. The Office of Title I will continue to provide centralized support and technical assistance for these programs.




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                                            Title I Program
   Title I Program
                                                 FY10                 FY11 Adj                 FY12
                                              Actual     FTE        Budget       FTE    Proposed       FTE

   Positions
   Professional                                         159.9                 184.4                   119.3
   Support Staff                                         46.2                  43.4                    42.6
           Total                                        206.1                 227.8                   161.9

   Revenue
   Local                                           -                      -                      -
   State                                           -                      -                      -
   Federal                                21,815,721             22,046,256             22,407,305
   Federal-ARRA                           11,618,790                820,964                      -
   Other                                           -                      -                      -
           Total Revenue               $33,434,511              $22,867,220            $22,407,305

   Expenditure Budget by Object Classes
   Salaries and Wages                     14,736,699             13,361,630              9,452,398
   Contracted Services                     3,532,346              1,507,357              1,299,898
   Supplies & Materials                    8,654,681              1,550,318              1,614,673
   Other Charges                           4,854,056              5,769,464              3,428,592
   Equipment                                  31,485                      -                      -
   Transfer/Indirect Cost Recovery         1,625,244                678,451              6,611,744
           Total Expenditures          $33,434,511              $22,867,220            $22,407,305




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                              Title II Improving Teacher Quality
 Description of the Grant                                           •   Provide coaches in the alternative certification program for
                                                                        teachers holding conditional certificates in math, science,
 The purpose of Improving Teacher Quality-Title II, Part A, is to       special education, English, and world languages.
 increase the academic achievement of all students by helping       •   Provide programs and activities that are designed to
 schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality and        improve the quality of the teaching force.
 ensure that all teachers are highly qualified.                     •   Develop Teach for America implementation of program to
                                                                        hire and train from different backgrounds.
 BCPS Title II, Part A allowable activities include:                •   Provide teachers with professional development programs
 Providing professional development activities that improve the         that focus on using technology to enhance instruction.
 knowledge of teachers and principals and, in appropriate
 cases, paraprofessionals, in content knowledge and classroom
 practices.                                                         Goals for 2011-2012
 • Plan and implement workshops, academies, and institutes
     for general and special educators.                             •   Improve achievement for all students.
 • Develop and implement cohorts for general and special            •   Improve teacher effectiveness in core content areas in
     educators.                                                         targeted high poverty and underperforming schools.
 • Provide resource teachers to improve teacher effectiveness       •   Coordinate system efforts to meet teacher quality
     and student achievement in science in targeted high                requirements in ESEA.
     poverty elementary schools.                                    •   Support the system’s professional development initiatives
 • Provide paraprofessionals with professional development              with particular regard to maintenance of highly qualified
     in core content subjects and best practices.                       teachers and principals in both public and non-public
 • Provide Praxis preparation program for general educators             schools in Baltimore County as required by law.
     and special educators.
 • Provide professional development in inclusive education for
     general educators, special educators and
     paraprofessionals.
 • Provide teachers and principals with professional
     development in differentiating instruction.
 • Provide professional development for teachers of limited
     English proficient and immigrant children to improve
     classroom practice and student learning.
 • Provide professional development for teachers and
     principals in student behavior and early intervention
     strategies.
 • Provide activities for non-public school teachers and
     principals in content and pedagogy.
 • Carry out professional development programs that are
     designed to improve the quality of principals.
 • Develop and implement academies for principals and
     aspiring leaders with a focus on instructional leadership,
     observation/feedback and assessment/evaluation.
 • Develop and implement strategies and activities to recruit,
     hire, and retain highly qualified teachers and principals.
 • Provide program for recruiting and hiring highly qualified
     teachers from populations underrepresented in the current
     teacher workforce.
 • Provide relocation stipends for all new highly qualified
     teachers in critical shortage areas in high poverty middle
     and high schools.
 • Develop and implement initiatives to promote retention of
     highly qualified teachers and principals, particularly in
     schools with a high percentage of under-achieving students.
 • Provide an intensive induction and mentoring program for
     new teachers in curriculum, instruction, assessment and
     management.


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                           Title II Improving Teacher Quality
   Title II Improving Teacher Quality
                                                  FY10                FY11 Adj                 FY12
                                               Actual    FTE        Budget       FTE    Proposed      FTE

   Positions
   Professional                                          10.0                    8.0                  8.0
   Support Staff                                          1.0                    2.0                  2.0
           Total                                         11.0                    10.0                 10.0

   Revenue
   Local                                            -                     -                      -
   State                                            -                     -                      -
   Federal                                 4,665,353             4,391,154               4,697,746
   Federal-ARRA                                     -                     -                      -
   Other                                            -                     -                      -
           Total Revenue                  $4,665,353            $4,391,154              $4,697,746

   Expenditure Budget by Object Classes
   Salaries and Wages                      2,367,431             2,529,782               2,837,864
   Contracted Services                        682,646               439,125               505,537
   Supplies & Materials                       194,916               131,500               165,979
   Other Charges                              450,974               484,367               492,867
   Equipment                                        -                     -                      -
   Transfer/Indirect Cost Recovery            969,386               806,380               695,499
           Total Expenditures             $4,665,353            $4,391,154              $4,697,746




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                          Title III English Language Acquisition
 Description of the Grant                                                  Goals for 2011-2012

 The Title III English Language Acquisition, Language                      •   Provide targeted assistance to schools where performance
 Enhancement, and Academic Achievement grant provides                          of the LEP subgroup did not meet AYP for 2009-2010.
 supplemental funding for the ESOL (English for Speakers of                •   Enhance support of the ELL home-school connection through
 Other Languages) instructional program and services that                      the acquisition and use of technological tools.
 enable students to acquire and improve English skills. The                •   Continue to refine and offer professional development
 grant supplements the personnel funded by the operating                       activities and resources to content teachers in order for
 budget by providing additional ESOL support personnel.                        them to support ELL academic achievement in their
 Supplemental instructional materials that align with the                      classrooms.
 Maryland State Curriculum and Core Learning Goals have
 been identified for purchase. In addition, the grant enhances
 translation and interpreting services for English Language
 Learners and their families.

 This funding provides services and technical assistance to BCPS
 and non-public schools as well as support services both online
 and telephone translation/interpretation services. The project
 emphasizes professional development and supplemental
 instructional services for students and teachers as well as for
 immigrant families. Family School Liaisons, ELL Support Liaisons,
 Bilingual traveling teachers and part-time interpreters/
 translators support English Language Learners ELLs and their
 families.


   Title III English Language Acquisition
                                                       FY10                        FY11 Adj                    FY12
                                                    Actual       FTE             Budget       FTE      Proposed        FTE

   Positions
   Professional                                                  6.8                           5.8                      6.3
   Support Staff                                                 0.2                           0.2                       -
           Total                                                     7.0                        6.0                      6.3

   Revenue
   Local                                                  -                             -                        -
   State                                           31,991                               -                        -
   Federal                                        559,353                        705,000                  750,000
   Federal-ARRA                                           -                             -                        -
   Other                                                  -                             -                        -
           Total Revenue                         $591,344                       $705,000                 $750,000

   Expenditure Budget by Object Classes
   Salaries and Wages                             369,783                        338,000                  378,436
   Contracted Services                               6,973                        15,500                  100,000
   Supplies & Materials                            53,217                         62,700                   71,764
   Other Charges                                  146,887                        261,700                  164,368
   Equipment                                              -                             -                        -
   Transfer/Indirect Cost Recovery                 14,483                         27,100                   35,432
           Total Expenditures                    $591,343                       $705,000                 $750,000



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                         Other Grants and Restricted Programs
 Description of the Grant

 These are smaller dollar grants that provide for the operation of a variety of restricted programs. This section includes the
 following grants:

 Artist Workshops:
 Funding is used to support the activities of the visual arts Artist in Residence program.

 Baltimore County Math League & Baltimore County Math Team:
 This grant with the National Security Agency provides for the opportunity for high school students to participate in mathematics
 competitions at the local, regional, and national levels. Exceptionally talented students form the Baltimore County Math Team
 (BCMT) and will represent the county in regional and national contests such as the American Regions Math League.

 Chesapeake Bay Trust:
 The Chesapeake Bay Trust grant provides funding for transportation to and from the BCPS high school Forest Buffer Restoration
 and Maintenance Project and the high school Advanced Placement Environmental Science Stream Study field experience.

 Educating Homeless - ARRA:
 This grant provides funding for experienced highly-qualified teachers to provide tutoring and after-school clubs in six homeless
 shelters in Baltimore County.

 Fine Arts:
 This grant provides support to increase the enrollment of students taking courses in Language Arts, Music, Visual Arts, and Dance.
 It also enhances the Fine Arts program.

 First Financial Credit Union:
 These funds are used to provide health supplies to students who are unable to purchase the needed supplies because of low
 income and/or lack of adequate health insurance.

 High Schools that Work:
 This grant will be used to support staff attendance at State and National conferences focused on best practices for increasing
 achievement, attendance, and graduation rates.

 International Baccalaureate Exam Fee Waivers:
 These funds are used for contractual services for testing through the International Baccalaureate Program.

 Judy P. Hoyer Early Child Care and Education Center:
 This grant is used to support programs at the Judy Center, which is designed to help families prepare their children for school by
 incorporating a comprehensive set of services for children birth through age six.

 Maryland Model for School Readiness:
 The funds from this grant are used to support the Maryland State Department of Education’s (MSDE) early childhood assessment
 by providing electronic completion of MMSR checklists, materials, and professional development opportunities.

 McKinney-Vento Homeless Education:
 This grant supports and implements all aspects of the Baltimore County Public Schools’ homeless education program including
 training initiatives, ordering of supplies for homeless students and shelter tutors, setting up distribution of supplies, and maintaining
 the homeless education tracking database.

 Music Festivals:
 This fund supports enrichment festivals such as Marching Band Showcase, Honors Middle School Concerts, Honors High School
 Concerts, Honors Jazz, Middle School Performance Assessments and High School Performance Assessments. Funds are used to
 support the rental of the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Towson University Stadium and Walters Art Gallery, and to purchase music,
 supplies, guest conductor accommodations, food, and student transportation.

 Office of Athletics:
 Funds are used for the administration of countywide events, such as championship events and the indoor track program. Expenses
 such as security, grounds, personnel overtime, facility rental, purchasing of athletic supplies and equipment, team transportation,
 and technology required for developing countywide schedules are absorbed by this fund.

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                         Other Grants and Restricted Programs
 Reading First:
 The Reading First grant provides funds to increase the reading achievement of students in Kindergarten through Grade 3 at
 Winfield, Scotts Branch, Edmondson Heights, Sandalwood, and Sandy Plains Elementary Schools.

 Recognition Awards:
 These funds are used for individual schools that are recognized for improvement in school performance and to further success on
 the Maryland School Assessment (MSA).

 Reimbursable Contracts:
 BCPS anticipates contract reimbursements for services provided for, or in conjunction with, other government jurisdictions and
 organizations.

 Resource Centers:
 These funds provide 5 centers in the district with a stock of supplies that teachers may use to create instructional materials for their
 own use in the classroom.

 School-Based Health Center Program:
 This grant expands services available at the Woodlawn High School Wellness Center by funding a contractual nurse practitioner
 through the Baltimore County Department of Health.

 Service Learning:
 Learn and Serve funds provide additional support related to the administration of the service-learning program. These funds
 provide classroom teachers and service-learning coordinators with materials needed to complete high-quality service-learning
 projects. In addition, the funds are used for the costs of ongoing professional development, program evaluations, teacher
 trainings, central office supplies, teacher and student awards, and student transportation for service-learning related field trips.

 Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Project:
 The overall intent of the Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Project is to decrease the number of yearly incidents in schools
 related to intimidating behaviors such as bullying, teasing, harassment, and assault. The project will target secondary students this
 year and provide prevention resources for instruction and professional development staff.

 Summer Art Enrichment & Staff Development:
 These funds enable the Office of Art to continue to offer a two-week intensive summer art experience to high performing students
 who want to prepare a portfolio for the Gifted and Talented art program, Magnet program, or AP Portfolio review, or who wish
 to continue art experiences through the summer months.

 Summer Center for Space Science:
 Funding for this summer program provides the opportunity for middle school students to attend a week-long summer space center
 where they work in collaborative teams alongside NASA scientists and engineers to plan a space simulated mission.

 Summer Day Music Camp:
 The summer instrumental music camp is an enrichment program provided for middle and high school music students who pay to
 participate in an eight-day program of instruction. The camp culminates in an evening concert for parents. The amount funded is
 actually the camp tuition that pays the salaries of teachers who provide instruction and conduct the bands and orchestras in
 concert and provides payment for transportation of students to and from the camp using school buses.

 Summer Institute Elementary School Teachers (SIEST):
 The National Security Agency funds four mathematics institutes for teachers across the state, and BCPS is host to one of the two
 institutes for elementary teachers. The week-long institute focuses on staff development in one mathematical content strand and
 permits participating teachers to write unit plans based upon the content learned that week. Teachers successfully completing the
 institute receive MSDE credit.

 Teaching American History:
 Funds will be used to train American History teachers through the United States Department of Education Teaching American
 History grant. This grant is a partnership with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the Maryland State Archives, and the
 Maryland Historical society.

 WBAL Kids:
 Funds provided by WBAL provide clothing, on an emergency basis, for students whose families are suffering a hardship.

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                          Other Grants and Restricted Programs
   Other Grants and Restricted Programs
                                                  FY10                FY11 Adj                  FY12
                                               Actual    FTE        Budget       FTE     Proposed      FTE

   Positions
   Professional                                          18.5                 13.7                     10.7
   Support Staff                                          3.0                    2.5                    2.5
           Total                                         21.5                    16.2                  13.2

   Revenue
   Local                                      150,000                     -                       -
   State                                   2,562,571              4,435,908               3,581,272
   Federal                                 1,805,727              5,586,836               5,459,664
   Federal-ARRA                                47,403                55,000                       -
   Other                                      481,880             3,336,015               3,332,069
           Total Revenue                  $5,047,581            $13,413,759             $12,373,005

   Expenditure Budget by Object Classes
   Salaries and Wages                      3,738,019              6,951,286               6,810,881
   Contracted Services                     1,394,759              3,680,137               2,507,534
   Supplies & Materials                       889,532               513,827                554,048
   Other Charges                              858,393             2,148,233               2,123,263
   Equipment                                   79,261                10,457                 46,072
   Transfer/Indirect Cost Recovery        (1,912,383)               109,819                331,207
           Total Expenditures             $5,047,581            $13,413,759             $12,373,005




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                                Transfer/Indirect Cost Recovery
 Description of the Grant                                             •   1.0 Executive Officer for Community Outreach
                                                                      •   1.0 Data Specialist - Budget and Reporting
 This grant reflects the administrative fee charged to most           •   1.0 Fiscal Analyst - Budget and Reporting
 grants, which is used to provide administrative support services
 to grants. These functions include accounting, budget, research      •   3.0 Support Staff - Human Resources
 and testing, human resources, benefits, payroll, and grant           •   1.0 Support Staff - Accountability, Research and Testing
 compliance and financial reporting. The administrative fees          •   1.0 Classification Specialist - Personnel
 support the following positions:                                     •   2.0 Accountants - Accounting
                                                                      •   1.0 Accountant - Agency Funds
 •     1.0 Fiscal Supervisor - Grant Accounting                       •   1.0 System Administrator - Payroll
 •     0.1 Fiscal Manager - Third Party Billing                       •   1.0 Grants Compliance Specialist - Office of Financial
 •     4.0 Accountants - Grant Accounting                                 Reporting
 •     1.0 Support Staff - Grant Accounting


     Transfer/Indirect Cost Recovery
                                                       FY10                    FY11 Adj                     FY12
                                                   Actual      FTE           Budget       FTE       Proposed        FTE

     Positions
     Professional                                              15.0                       14.0                      14.1
     Support Staff                                              5.0                        5.0                       5.0
           Total                                                20.0                       19.0                     19.1




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                 Mid-Level Administration Budget Summary




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                 Mid-Level Administration Budget Summary




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          Instructional Salaries and Wages Budget Summary




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       Instructional Materials and Supplies Budget Summary




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                 Other Instructional Costs Budget Summary




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                 Other Instructional Costs Budget Summary




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                        Special Education Budget Summary




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               Student Personnel Services Budget Summary




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                          Health Services Budget Summary




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           Student Transportation Services Budget Summary




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                      Operation of Plant Budget Summary




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                    Maintenance of Plant Budget Summary




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                          Fixed Charges Budget Summary




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                          Capital Outlay Budget Summary




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                                                General Fund Fixed Charges




 Note: Teachers and employees in related positions are covered by either the Teachers Retirement System of the State of Maryland or the Teachers Pension System of the State of Maryland.
 The state of Maryland pays substantially all required employer contributions on behalf of the board. The estimated amount for FY2010 is $85,998,709, the estimated amount for FY2011 is
 $92,498,293, and the estimated amount for FY2012 is $93,663,771.


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