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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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The proposed budget adds 5.5 additional counselors for schools impacted by poverty. What will be the staffing ratio for those schools with this addition?

Question#: 11



The current MCPS staffing guidelines are built on a ratio of 250 students to 1.0 FTE counselor position for high schools. This is an average ratio so it means schools will have schoolwide ratios of between 225 to 270 students to one counselor. The additional 5.5 counselor positions will be allocated to 11 high needs schools that currently have an average projected ratio of 251:1. By adding a .5 FTE at each of the 11 schools, the ratio at these schools will decrease to an average projected ratio of 235:1. These ratios do not included additional ESOL counseling services provided at these schools.

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