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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. MCPS will continue to monitor the roadways and, if school closure is necessary, an announcement will be made by 7:00 a.m.

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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. MCPS continuará monitoreando las condiciones en las carreteras y, de ser necesario un cierre escolar, se hará un anuncio a las 7:00 a.m.

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What is the actual cost of introducing MYP (Middle Years Programme) at a Middle School? How does enrollment in the school factor into the decision to introduce a program and the cost?

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The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a Grade 6 through 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 members requiring professional development and the IB fees charged. Adding a Middle Years Programme to a school, based on an average sized school, for FY 2016 would cost $101,430. This includes $46,140 for substitutes; professional part-time salaries; travel for professional learning for staff; and dues, and registration, and fees. The additional 0.8 teacher position (MYP coordinator) would cost $55,290, including employee benefits.

Enrollment does not factor into the decision to introduce an IB Programme to a school. The annual fee for the MYP would be the same for all schools regardless of their enrollment. The operational cost for the program would be higher for a larger school due to the number of teachers attending the mandatory one day in-house introductory training for new schools. This cost is an average of $7,500 for the one day training which is typically done during teacher pre-service week during year two of the program.

When implementation begins, the cost for professional development, regardless of school size, is based on sending eight teachers to required IB training (one each in the eight IB MYP core subject areas - mathematics, language and literature, science, individuals and societies, design, language acquisition, physical education, and arts). In addition, the principal, an assistant principal, and the media specialist attend the training.

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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