Change ), For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. We agreed to: 1 less workday for all 10/11-month staff in FY 20 and 1 additional annual leave day for 12-month employees next year.

The board’s plan of $947.8 million was $46.5 million more than its operating budget in the 2020 fiscal year. -Virtual Adoption of FY21 Operating & Capital Budget & FY22-26 Capital Improvement Program.

The in-person instruction will be made available for: Schools will identify the students who will most benefit from in-person instruction. The plan included money from year-end savings from the school system of $2.5 million in 2020, $5 million in 2021 and $4 million in each year from 2022 to 2024, and four annual one-time requests totaling $13 million from the county. -Virtual FY21 Operating & Capital Budget Budgets Work Session, Thursday, June 18, 4 p.m. – The County Executive submitted his budget proposal of $13.1 million in operating funds for the school system back on April 20th. The adoption of the budget, which was pushed back from May 28 to Thursday, has been moved again. Across the state of Maryland and across the country, an African American is 3.4- 3.5 times more likely to be arrested in school than a white student. Meanwhile, the board has also been in a fight with the teachers’ union during the last two weeks over attempts to further negotiate their 2020-21 contract. No Reduction in Force (RIFS) or layoffs of HCEA or HCEA-ESP bargaining unit members in FY20-21. “The complainants’ withdrawal denied the board, and individual board members, the opportunity to vindicate itself,” it reads. Larner also said the school system is required under the Code of Maryland Regulations, or COMAR, to inform educators by Thursday that their jobs could be impacted. As shown in Table 4, most of the arrests were for assault, followed by “other”, disorderly conduct, and CDS possession. During a work session on Tuesday, David Larner, chief human resources and professional development officer for the school system, said the board is also in contact and has made similar requests with its other “bargaining units,” including Education Support Professionals, the Health Care Administrators Association and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. This agreement was approved by the HCEA Board of Directors last night in an emergency meeting.

Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. The $7.2 million payment, which was approved by the County Council in May, came from the school system’s unassigned fund balance. Of these 40 arrests, 32 were black students and 8 were white. The largest part of the school system’s operating budget, according to chief administrative officer Jahantab Siddiqui, is money for staff salaries and benefits at 87% of the total budget. © Copyright Brown, Naff, Pitts Omnimedia, Inc. 2020. Back in February, the board approved its $947.8 million budget for the 2021 fiscal year, which planned to increase funds for special education, teacher salaries and transportation services.

The health and dental fund deficit, which has beset the school system for the last five years, was $39.2 million after fiscal 2019.

Stay tuned for details, your activism makes a difference! The announcement of an additional $13.3 million reduction will lower the deficit to $18.7 million — a 52.3% decrease.

The Baltimore Sun reported Chesney and White were laid off the following month, while Thornburg resigned.

The County Executive and the School Superintendent should seek ways to decrease racial bias in arrests, and to find alternative disciplinary measures for Maryland students.

We are creating a plan going into next year to fight for the schools our students and staff deserve. In particular I show data for arrests in elementary and middle school as well as high school, and I compare these to state and national averages. 33 LGBTQ candidates win election to ANC seats across D.C. Democrats largely win reelection in D.C. area congressional races, Fla. man uses music to respond to anti-LGBTQ Trump supporters, Supreme Court appears poised to rule for foster care agency against LGBTQ couples, Activists in swing states drive LGBTQ voter mobilization efforts, Transgender activist once again banned from Facebook page, State Department no longer challenging gay couples’ children’s U.S. citizenship, Inter-American court hears case of murdered trans Honduran woman, Activists around the world celebrate Biden-Harris victory, LGBTQ activists around the world fear Trump second term, Pope Francis calls for civil unions for same-sex couples, Chile advocacy group withdraws from marriage agreement with government, Celebrating victory with Biden and Harris, Some scary trends, lessons in 2020 results, Our democracy hinges on decision in Fulton case, Honoring victims of the Harvard Secret Court of 1920, Take a breath, votes still out for Biden/Harris, I’m a trans Republican and I oppose transphobic attacks on Ortiz Jones, Awards season brings queer cinematic delights, Food & Friends looks to sell 9,000 Thanksgiving pies. Last year, the health deficit rose from $37 million to $39.2 million, according to the school system’s 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. “We want to make sure we get a clean audit every year, and that’s why this was such a big priority.”. That caused a $30.9 million difference between what the school board requested and what the County Council sent back after accounting for the $6 million contribution from the county toward the school system’s health fund deficit that has been pushed back amid the coronavirus pandemic. Let me know your thoughts in the comments. The opinion from the auditor last year threatened the county’s AAA bond rating, Siddiqui said. In my professional life, I can’t understand that argument.”. Not a great precedent I believe.

By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our, For the latest information on coronavirus go to the, or call 211. If you do not see it, check your spam. County Executive Allan Kittleman and School Superintendent Michael Martirano have decided to now put more police in schools that have a higher percentage of African American students.