This measure tracks the dollars in direct aid that OIR helps secure from the state. Direct State Aid is comprised mainly of public K-12 education aid which is allocated based on wealth. This does not include teacher retirement and capital funds.
Factors contributing to current performance
Growth in Montgomery County Public Schools enrollment.
Full funding of all State aid formulae.
Enactment of a hold-harmless provision in the Net Taxable income calculation for education aid that protects Montgomery County.
Statutorily determined contributions for retirement payments understates actual costs.
Factors restricting performance improvement
Growth in wealth in Montgomery County relative to other jurisdictions impacts wealth-adjusted aid calculations.
Performance improvement plan
Stay attuned to opportunities to improve the County's position through negotiation, and work to prevent an increase in the County's share of teacher retirement contributions.