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Montgomery County Public Schools are closed Wednesday March 21, 2018 due to emergency weather conditions. All school and community activities in school buildings also are canceled. All administrative offices are open. Day care programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled. MCPS will reevaluate this decision by 5:00 a.m. to determine if closure of offices is necessary.

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Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) permanecerán cerradas el miércoles, 21 de marzo de 2018 debido a las condiciones del tiempo. Todas las actividades escolares y comunitarias en los edificios escolares quedan canceladas. Las oficinas administrativas abrirán en horario regular. Los programas de cuidado infantil en los edificios escolares podrán operar en horario regular. MCPS reevaluará esta decisión a las 5:00 a.m. para determinar si es necesario cerras las oficinas administrativas.

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What is the cost of a three tier bell time system?

Question#: 39


Moving from a four-tier to a three-tier bell time structure would increase transportation costs for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) by approximately one-third, or approximately $35 million.

It is important to note that this approach includes three equal tiers which means that elementary schools would not all start at the same time. Running one tier for elementary schools, another tier for middle schools, and a third for high schools would require us to double our fleet so that we have enough buses to transport all elementary school students at the same time.

This rough-cost estimate does not include facilities and property costs for parking the additional 430 buses that would be needed in MCPS.

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