Earlier this year, members of Prince George’s County Advocates for Better Schools submitted questions about the Fiscal Year 2019 proposed operating budget for Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGPCS). The Office of Budget and Management Services, under the direction of John Pfister, has prepared answers.
1. What is the average per student cost of the specialty programs below relative to the cost at neighborhood schools without any additional programs?
- Language immersion
- Performing Arts
- TAG [Talented and Gifted]
The average per student cost for specialty programs is provided below:
2. Does PGCPS have non-resident students that attend PGCPS schools (from DC, adjacent counties)? If so, how much funding does PGCPS receive from those jurisdictions?
In FY 2017, Prince George’s County Public Schools received the following funding from other jurisdictions for non-resident students:
NOTE: Students identified in this chart may be prorated based on the days in a non-resident status.
3. Are there any programs/resources geared towards expanding language exposure in neighborhood elementary schools?
It is the intent of this administration, when financially feasible, to expand language programs at the elementary school level. Currently, the following schools offer a world language.
Judith P. Hoyer Montessori
Phyllis E. Williams Spanish Immersion
Fort Foote ES
University Park ES
Berwyn Heights ES
Capitol Heights ES
Glenarden Woods ES
Heather Hills ES
Highland Park ES
Valley View ES
John Hanson Montessori
Robert Goddard Montessori
4. Does funding for expansion/continuity of specialty program include additional transportation needs?
The funds to support the expansion/continuity of specialty programs does, when necessary, include additional transportation needs. The expansions that are currently included in the FY 2019 Proposed Budget, however, do not require additional transportation funds.