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EMERGENCY MESSAGE: 1/17/2018 at 7:11 AM -- Refresh page to update message

Urgent Update: Due to unsafe road conditions affecting school transportation, Montgomery County Public Schools is now closing schools today, January 17, 2018. All school-sponsored and community-use activities in school buildings are canceled. Administrative offices are open on time. Day care programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled.

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Actualización urgente: debido a las condiciones de peligro en las carreteras que afectan los autobuses escolares, las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery permanecerán cerradas hoy 17 de enero de 2018. Las oficinas administrativas abrirán en horario regular. Los programas de cuido en los edificios escolares podrán permanecer abiertos según su horario regular.

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Provide an update on the status of using a company to provide substitute teachers as a resource.

Question#: 11

ANSWER:

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) periodically reviews companies that assist in providing substitute teachers to school systems. Typically, these companies provide substitute teachers at a high cost relative to managing an internal system to fulfill long and short term assignments. There are many benefits to maintaining an internal system of substitute employees, and this group has its own addendum to the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA) negotiated agreements reflecting our institutional commitment to MCPS substitute teachers. However, there may be times where contracting with an outside agency may be prudent, particularly in hard-to-fill substitute areas. While at this time there are no specific plans to contract with an outside agency, this is an area where our Office of Human Resources and Development will explore further in the future.

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