As the temperatures begin to climb and the season changes, the Frederick County Public Schools Board of Education and County Council are entering their own season: Budget season.
Over the next few months, the two elected bodies will be deciding where to put funding for the upcoming year. To better understand how the budget process works and what will be prioritized this year, Frederick Uncut producer Emma Kerr sat down with Brad Young, Frederick County Public Schools Board of Education president.
Later in the episode, Steve Bohnel, county government reporter for The Frederick News-Post, joins the show to discuss the county budget process. Bohnel details how much of county spending is pre-determined each year and where the “discretionary funds” may be headed in the upcoming year.
Bohnel has previously reported about how new legislation in the near future from the council on school construction fees and impact fees is unlikely.