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Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late on Thursday, March 22, 2018, due to emergency weather conditions. Bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at 10:50 a.m. or earlier are canceled. Administrative offices will open on time. Day care programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled.

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Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) abrirán dos horas más tarde el jueves, 22 de marzo de 2018 debido a las condiciones del tiempo. El servicio de autobús escolar será provisto con dos horas de retraso. Los programas de prekindergarten, los programas de Head Start en la mañana, otros programas de medio día durante horas de la mañana y excursiones escolares quedan canceladas. Actividades y programas que comienzan a las 10:50 a.m. o antes quedan canceladas. Las oficinas administrativas abrirán en horario regular. Los programas de cuidado infantil en los edificios escolares podrán abrir en horario regular.

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

Question#: 8



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


MYP at only Montgomery Village Middle School or Neelsville Middle School

0.8 / $116,719


MYP at Montgomery Village Middle School and Neelsville Middle School

1.6 / $233,438


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

0.6 / $71,270


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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