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Old 01-08-2010, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Suburbia
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The "county transfer" is the amount of money that the Board of Supervisors gives the School Board to operate FCPS.


One thing I found interesting....Dr Dale stated that Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools' budget is roughly equal to that of FCPS, but MCPS serves about 35,000 LESS students than FCPS.

I knew Maryland taxes were high, but I had no idea!
I believe Fairfax spends about $1,200 less per student than Montgomery.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:05 PM
 
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I believe Fairfax spends about $1,200 less per student than Montgomery.

I thought FCPS spends money like drunken sailors....they even have Blackberries for cryin' out loud!
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Suburbia
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I thought FCPS spends money like drunken sailors....they even have Blackberries for cryin' out loud!
I don't disagree that there is money to be saved and more areas that could be trimmed. But the per pupil spending is lower than Montgomery. It is almost $6000 less than Alexandria and more than $6000 lower than Arlington.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:25 PM
 
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Sounds good.

But where is this "county transfer" money coming from?
That's up to the county BOS.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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I don't disagree that there is money to be saved and more areas that could be trimmed. But the per pupil spending is lower than Montgomery. It is almost $6000 less than Alexandria and more than $6000 lower than Arlington.

I was just needling the FCPS haters that are sure to weigh in shortly.

I personally think that FCPS does a great job at a reasonable cost!

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Old 01-08-2010, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Suburbia
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I was just needling the FCPS haters that are sure weigh in shortly.

I personally think that FCPS does a great job at a reasonable cost!
I kind of read that in your post as I was responding, but wasn't sure.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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One thing I found interesting....Dr Dale stated that Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools' budget is roughly equal to that of FCPS, but MCPS serves about 35,000 LESS students than FCPS.

I knew Maryland taxes were high, but I had no idea!
He said that several times last night and it really surprised me. I've never heard it framed quite that way before.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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I was just needling the FCPS haters that are sure weigh in shortly.
Are you suggesting that reducing the number of clusters couldn't save $58 million?
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:41 PM
 
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I don't disagree that there is money to be saved and more areas that could be trimmed. But the per pupil spending is lower than Montgomery. It is almost $6000 less than Alexandria and more than $6000 lower than Arlington.
I find it hard to believe that Arlington and Alexandria are spending over $18,000 per pupil. If they are, their taxpayers would be better off closing ALL their public schools and sending every student to a private school. It would be cheaper.
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:42 PM
 
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Are you suggesting that reducing the number of clusters couldn't save $58 million?
Eliminating all 8 cluster offices might save that much. Would anyone notice or care?
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