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EMERGENCY MESSAGE: 1/17/2018 at 4:45 AM -- Refresh page to update message

Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late today (January 17, 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 10:30 a.m. or earlier are canceled. Administrative offices are open on time. Day care programs in school buildings will remain open as scheduled.

MENSAJES DE EMERGENCIA: 1/17/2018, 4:45 AM -- Refresque la página para actualizar mensaje

Montgomery County Public Schools abrirán dos horas más tarde hoy debido a las condiciones de emergencia por tiempo inclemente. Los autobuses escolares funcionarán en un horario de dos horas de retraso. Las clases de la mañana de pre-kindergarten, Head Start de media jornada por la mañana y demás programas de media jornada por la mañana y excursiones quedan cancelados. Otras actividades y programas que comienzan antes de las 10:30 a.m. también quedan cancelados. Las oficinas administrativas abrirán en su horario habitual. Los programas de guardería infantil que operan en edificios escolares permanecerán abiertos según su horario programado.

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Highly Qualified Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Title 1 TeachersThe No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB Act) includes specific requirements related to the qualifications and certification of teachers and paraeducators.

All professional staff teaching core academic subjects in Title I schools must meet the highly qualified requirements.  Core academic subjects include reading/English, mathematics, science, social studies, music, and art.  Paraprofessional working in Title I schools must also meet the educational requirements under the NCLB Act or pass the paraprofessional, Parapro, examination.

The links below provide detailed information about the highly qualified requirements.

Professional Staff Paraprofessional Staff

Become Highly Qualified


Become a Qualified Paraprofessional


For more information about the professional and paraprofessional examinations, visit:  

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