Howard County Superintendent Michael Martirano is proposing an operating budget of nearly $1 billion for the next fiscal year, calling it his “road map” to guide the school system into the future.
The $998.4 million budget proposal, unveiled Tuesday as a school board meeting in Ellicott City, is 15.8 percent larger than this year’s spending plan and requests $722.9 million from the county, $257.8 from the state and $17.1 million from additional sources.
“It’s a large amount of money but there's been years of neglect and we need to define that,” Martirano said. “This is my road map now for the next four years.”
Martirano is proposing to...