The Prince George’s County school system would provide additional resources for charter schools and secondary school reform and make a larger investment in a program that allows principals to decide how money is spent in their schools under a spending plan presented by Interim Superintendent Alvin Crawley for 2014.
Crawley offered a brief overview Thursday night to the county school board, which will spend the next two months poring over documents before deciding on a budget for the school system.
He said the proposed $1.7 billion budget focuses on “the maintenance of core services” and provides the tools needed for academic success.
Crawley is asking for $1.4 million more from the county and $18.1 million more in state aid than last year. The current year’s budget is $1.6 billion.
He said the variable in the funding is how sequestration will affect the school system, which received $106 million from the federal government this year.