The second public hearing on Anne Arundel County's fiscal year 2013 budget—which includes the school system's budget—will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Old Mill High School.
Sign-ups to speak at the public hearing will begin at 6 p.m.
The members of the County Council will be present to hear testimony on the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Later this month, they will be reviewing and voting on the operating budget, which weighs in at $1,243,571,900 (see attached PDF).
The first public hearing, held May 7, brought out many Severna Park High School parents asking to secure funding for a new school. The second hearing is expected to draw parents from other schools that need renovated or replaced.
Much of the controversy over the next year's budget stems from Superintendent Kevin Maxwell and County Executive John R. Leopold's argument over whether the school system was properly funded in last year's budget. The state's school board has reinforced Maxwell's position that the system was underfunded.
This may force Leopold to fund the school system an additional $12 million in the fiscal year 2013 budget currently under consideration.
The outlook on this budget could also change after a three-day special session Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to hold with the state General Assembly on Monday. State officials will attempt to finish work on the budget after the passage of the so-called doomsday budget in April.
Old Mill High School is located at 600 Patriot Lane in Millersville.
More information on fiscal year 2013's county budget is available on Anne Arundel County's website.