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From the Office of Council Member Tom Dernoga February 2024

Updated: Feb 29

Council Member Dernoga (second to left) with his county council colleagues as they tour the University of Maryland.

Virtual Community Conversation with Maryland Insurance Administration Commissioner 

            Join Council Member Dernoga on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, for the first 2024 Virtual D1 Community Conversation! Council Member Dernoga will host a conversation with Maryland Insurance Administration Commissioner Kathleen A. Birrane on Zoom from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Register to receive the link and submit questions before the event by visiting Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the information to join the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!


Maryland State of the Economy Report 

            Maryland Comptroller Brooke Lierman released the first State of the Economy report earlier this year. The report examines economic indicators and trends to understand better the current economic climate, the potential outlook for Maryland, and strengths and opportunities to leverage for sustained long-term economic growth. To read a copy of the report, visit


PGCPS Fiscal Year 2025 Proposed Budget 

            The Board of Education's work on the Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) budget is underway! 

Budget priorities for the 2024 - 2025 school year support critical investments in four outcome goals outlined in the PGCPS Strategic Plan: educational excellence, excellence in equity, workforce and operational excellence, and mental health wellness. 

The Board of Education will continue to host Work Sessions and Public Hearings to review the Superintendent's Proposed Operating Budget this February. The virtual Work Sessions will be on February 1 and February 15 at 5:00 PM. The Public Hearings, also virtual, will follow the Work Sessions at 7:00 PM. Visit for the Zoom meeting information. 

We encourage you to participate in these events to remain involved in shaping a school culture that best serves our students. To provide up to three minutes of testimony during the Public Hearing, please register four business days before each hearing by visiting To review a snapshot of Superintendent Millard House II's proposed budget, visit


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