Charles County, Maryland

Fiscal 2018 Budget Invests in Charles County’s Future Generations

For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 9:30am

Fiscal 2018 Budget Invests in Charles County’s Future Generations

On Tuesday, May 16, the Charles County Commissioners adopted the General Fund fiscal 2018 budget, which included a $189.6 million investment towards Charles County’s education programs. The county also invested capital funding of $32.1 million for the Charles County Public Schools, College of Southern Maryland, and Charles County Public Library. 

  • A $5 million funding increase for Charles County Public Schools, 2.9 percent more than fiscal 2017. The county’s $175.4 million investment to support salary raises for teachers and other public schools employees, as well as assist in funding new English Language Learners and special education positions, is the largest ever for Charles County Public Schools. 
  • Continued funding for the Board of Education’s priority projects, including a new elementary school on Billingsley Road; renovations to Dr. Samuel A. Mudd and Eva Turner elementary schools, Benjamin Stoddert Middle School, and Maurice J. McDonough High School; various full-day kindergarten additions; and existing schools’ maintenance.
  • College of Southern Maryland funding increase to $9.8 million.
  • Capital funding for the College of Southern Maryland’s Health Care Training Facility at the new regional campus in Hughesville. 
  • Funding for the Charles County Public Library’s request for two new positions associated with the Mobile Library. 

Current fiscal 2017 and adopted fiscal 2018 budget information, budget details, infographics, and documents are available online at: www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/budgetprocess


About Charles County Government
The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.

It is the policy of Charles County to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religious or political affiliation or opinion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.