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Budget and Finance

The budget and finance page includes current and past year budget and financial documents, along with information about planning for the upcoming school year.

Planning for the 2023-24 Budget

Planning for the 2023-24 school year is underway.

The first step in the process is to hear from you - families, students, and staff - about what you value and what you want to see at the district and school level.

District meetings

City Schools hosted a series of meetings for staff, families, students, and community members during December 2022. Attendees shared their thoughts and opinions about what the district's priorities should be as we develop next year's budget.

The district budget priorities session for multilingual families (originally scheduled for December 21) has been rescheduled for January 11 at 4:30 p.m. at Holabird Academy, 1500 Imla St. Anyone is invited to attend, but the meeting will be focused on multilingual families.

District feedback form

Families, staff, students, and community members are invited to tell us what our priorities should be as we plan for the 2023-24 school year by filling out this feedback form.

School meetings

Every school will host Priority Engagement Sessions to gather input about the school's priorities as the school leader works on developing their budget for next year. 

Most schools have listed the dates and times of their Priority Engagement Sessions here. Please contact your school leader if you don't see your school listed. 

2022-23 Budget

Cover of budget bookAfter months of gathering feedback from the community through virtual feedback sessions, surveys, and quick pulse surveys, City Schools presented the 2022-23 Proposed Operating Budget to the Board of School Commissioners on April 19, 2022. The 2022-23 budget was adopted by the Board of School Commissioners on May 10, 2022. 

You - our students, families, and staff - told us to focus on extended learning, mental health supports, tutoring, school culture and climate, arts, and sports. The budget invests in these areas, as well as in areas that we know our students need. 

The 2022-23 budget book includes:

  • Information on the arrival of the long-awaited Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Act, also known as “Kirwan.” 
  • How we’re investing in the areas you – our students, families, and educators – told us you want us to focus on.
  • How we’re investing in the priorities laid out in our Blueprint and reopening plans.

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ARP ESSER Budget Narrative

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Grant Budget C-1-25

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ESSER III Fund Application

Per-Pupil Expenditures

Recently, the Maryland State Department of Education added a new piece of information to their MD School Report website. You can now see how much each school and school district in the state spends per student. MSDE refers to this as per-pupil expenditures. This data can help you, and other stakeholders, better understand education funding.

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ESSA Per-Pupil Expenditures

District and by school

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ESSA Per Pupil FAQ


Additional resources

Past year budget and financial statements





For more information or other past years' budget documents, contact the Finance Office.

Other documents