The spending is scheduled for adoption on June 5th.
If you didn't get the chance to testify during last Tuesday's Frederick County Commissioners' meeting on the proposed fiscal year 2014 budget, you still have time. Board members say citizens can continue to provide their comments and suggestions.
"We welcome feedback and innovative solutions for addressing the challenges we have worked so hard to address in our proposed budget," says Commissioners' President Blaine Young, in a statement.
The proposed spending plan is scheduled to be adopted on June 6th.
The Board of Education has requested $15-million over maintenance of effort funding for fiscal year 2014 to be used for recruiting and retaining top quality teachers, updating technology, providing equity across schools, and for school safety and security. The Commissioners said they will not appropriate anything more than maintenance of effort, which keeps spending at the same level as the year before. But they say they will provide an additional $1.5-million for technology initiatives, to attract a state security grant, and renovations to Liberty Elementary School and Brunswick High School.