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The FY 2013 Operating Budget included funds to add the Advancement Via Individual Determination program (AVID) in five middle schools. Was consideration given to funding an expansion of AVID? Please explain why there is not a recommendation for expansion to other middle schools in the FY 14 budget.

Question#: 11

BUDGET PAGE REFERENCE: 1-11

ANSWER:

The AVID implementation plan includes five middle schools during the 2012–2013 school year.

  • Forest Oak Middle School began implementation planning in spring 2012 and implementation of AVID began in the 2012–2013 school year.
  • The other four middle schools are Benjamin Banneker, Martin Luther King, Jr., Col. E. Brooke Lee, and White OakThese schools will use the 2012–2013 school year as an implementation planning year, working collaboratively with a supervisor in the School-based Instruction and Achievement Unit. These schools will implement AVID in the 2013–2014 school year.

MCPS staff will complete implementation of the program at the five schools and evaluate progress before expanding the program to additional schools.

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