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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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What is the cost to bring down the student to counselor ratio from 800 to 600 (elementary schools)?

Question#: 27

ANSWER:

For FY 2017, counselors, staff development teachers, reading specialist, and media specialists are allocated to schools based on enrollment and FARMS.  Schools determined which of these positions are staffed at 1.0 FTE and which are staffed at 0.5 FTE based on school priorities and needs.  Additional, elementary counselor positions are allocated to schools based on the following guidelines:

  • An additional 0.5 counselor is allocated to non-focus schools with projected Grades K-5 enrollment > 800 students.
  • An additional 0.5 counselor is allocated to focus schools with projected Grades K-5 enrollment > 700 students.
  • An additional 0.5 counselor is allocated to Title I schools with projected Grades K-5 enrollment > 600 students.

 

If the guidelines were changed to give each elementary school with projected Grades K-5 enrollment greater than 600 students an additional 1.0 elementary counselor position, it would require an additional 41.0 elementary counselor positions at a cost of $4,016,688 (including employee benefits).

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