Superintendent Joshua P. Starr is recommending that Montgomery County Public Schools not move forward with proposed changes to school starting and ending times, citing implementation costs of at least $21.6 million per year and mixed feedback from the community. On June 10, 2014, Dr. Starr released a report that includes a summary of extensive public input from thousands of community members and an analysis of transportation, utility, and staff costs for the proposal. While Dr. Starr is recommending the district not move forward with bell time changes at this time, he left open the possibility of revisiting the issue in the future.
Summary of the Bell Times Work Group Report(English) español| 中文 | français | Việt Nam | 한국어| amharic
Read the Bell Times Work Group Report
Dr. Starr is recommending that input be gathered on the following changes:
Read Dr. Starr’s Recommendation
Montgomery County Public Schools held four community forums allowing attendees to voice their views on the recommended changes to Bell Times.
Watch videos of previous community forums on bell times.
Gather with your friends and neighbors to discuss Dr. Starr’s recommendation and send us your feedback. Visit the website
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Summaries of meetings to be posted soon.
Articles made available at the 2/28/2013