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What is the cost to add a Middle Schools IB Programme at Watkins Mill cluster middle schools?

Question#: 8

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ANSWER:

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a Grade 6 through Grade 10 framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, and become critical and reflective thinkers. Costs vary from year-to-year based on the number of staff requiring professional development and the IB fees charged. Adding a MYP at Montgomery Village or Neelsville middle schools for FY 2013 would cost $116,719. This consists of $64,844 for substitutes, professional part-time salaries, travel, registration costs, and instructional materials. A .8 classroom teacher position, including employee benefits, would cost $51,875

Other program and cost configurations for adding Middle Years Programmes to the Watkins Mill cluster are indicated in items 2, 3, and 4 in the table below.

 

Program Configuration

FTE/ Annual Cost

1.

MYP at only Montgomery Village Middle School or Neelsville Middle School

0.8 / $116,719

2.

MYP at Montgomery Village Middle School and Neelsville Middle School

1.6 / $233,438

3.

MYP at Watkins Mill High School (Grades 9 and 10)
(.6 Coordinator)

0.6 / $71,270

4.

MYP at Montgomery Village Middle School, Neelsville Middle School, and Watkins Mill High School

2.2 / $304,708

IB has an application process that typically takes two years to complete. To demonstrate readiness for the program, schools are required to show commitment to the IB philosophy, professional development, curriculum and assessment, and financial support from the school district administration and school board.

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