Opportunity,Intentionality, Impact: The Three Ingredients to Making a Positive Impact on Children; Schools Superintendent Arlotto Sets High Expectations in Proposed Budget
Superintendent George Arlotto tonight recommended to the Board of Education a $1.36 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year 2021 that includes compensation increases for employees and 195 classroom teaching positions to address near historic enrollment increases and reduce class sizes.
More than 91 percent of the new positions in Dr. Arlotto’s recommendation are for employees who will have daily contact with students. The recommendation also contains 20 teaching assistants and permanent substitute positions, 11.2 cultural arts teaching positions, and two elementary reading/language arts teachers.
Fifty-seven positions will go to staff the new Crofton High School, which will open in September for students in grades 9 and 10. More positions will be allocated as the school adds a grade in each of the next two years.
AACPS is educating approximately 1,700 more students this year than it did just a year ago, the greatest year-to-year increase in about 30 years.