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What is the cost to add a psychiatrist position to support Alternative Programs?

Question#: 47

ANSWER:

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) does not currently have psychiatrist positions. In order to provide an accurate cost of adding a psychiatrist position to Alternative Programs, a new job description would have to be developed. Then, a job classification including pay scale would be created. This would be based on industry standard as well as other factors. MCPS is in the process of requesting information from other school systems to determine if such positions are allocated in those school systems and if so, the cost of the position. In addition, a similar request when out to county agencies. Once we have additional information on the approximate salary of a psychologist position, we will share the information with you.

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