Petition to Fund Our Schools

Since 2009, Carroll County Public Schools has reduced spending $30m. They have eliminated 279.5 positions, two Central Office departments, after school programs, 40 buses and other items. They have reduced the employee work-year, telecommunication costs, food service overhead, utility costs, maintenance, payroll and procurement costs and spending in almost every budget category. Since 2009, growth… Read More »

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Commissioners’ Budget Deliberation Schedule

Listed below are the dates and times scheduled for Commissioners’ Budget deliberations. Please be aware they will be held in the Reagan Room (Room 003) of the County Office Building and Public Comment will be taken at the end of each session. Tuesday, April 12th Session begins at 10:00 a.m. and deliberations scheduled to begin… Read More »

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CVE Planning Meeting Wednesday

Join CVE and help us ensure our public schools get the funding they need. We will hold an open planning meeting on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Mechanicsville Elementary School cafeteria. Mechanicsville is located at 3838 Sykesville Road, Sykesville, MD 21784. The agenda for the meeting will be a brief introduction and… Read More »

Guest Post: Lyle Staples on County Taxes and Tax Rates

The budget ball is in the commissioners’ court now. I would like to review Maryland’s property tax system so everyone will understand what is happening and has happened in the past. Some of you know, but I suspect many of you do not. Each February the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation sends to each… Read More »

Career and Technology Center Recent History

The Board of Education commissioned a scope study in 2006 to look at options for renovating, expanding or rebuilding the Career and Technology Center. Here is the study and presentation to the board that came from the study. Board of Education Presentation Carroll County Career & Technology Center 2006 Scope Study

Excerpts from the Budget Meeting

According to an article in the Carroll County Times, Commissioner Doug Howard, R-District 5, who served as ex-officio member of the Board of Education for three years, said: “We had an interesting conversation, and Commissioner Weaver thought it would be a good time to have someone else participate [on the Board of Education]. One of… Read More »

Our view

We disagree that wanting to “Fully Fund Education” is a political term. The school system and board of education are not political bodies. Their mission is to educate the children of Carroll County. As we heard at the board budget work session on February 3rd, for years the board of education has not asked for… Read More »