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EMERGENCY MESSAGE: 3/21/2018 at 6:57 PM -- Refresh page to update message

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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Community Input on Superintendent Search Summarized in Report

March 26, 2015

Desired characteristics for superintendent developed

The Montgomery County Board of Education has released a report on the desired characteristics that community members and stakeholders would like to see in the next superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).

Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA), the search firm that is assisting the Board in the superintendent search, collected feedback from approximately 978 individuals, including parents, students, staff and community members. Over the last few weeks, HYA gathered input through a variety of methods, including focus groups, community forums, online surveys and individual interviews.

“The data and information in this report will assist the Board of Education as we go through the superintendent selection process,” said Board President Patricia O’Neill. “I want to thank our students, parents, staff and community members for being a part of this important process.”

According to the report developed by HYA, members of the MCPS community desire that the new superintendent possess several key characteristics, including:

  • A collaborative administrative style
  • Effective communication skills
  • Evidence of being culturally aware, culturally responsive, and valuing diversity
  • The ability to narrow the achievement gap
  • Educational experiences as a teacher, principal, and central office administrator
  • Respect for, and appreciation of, teachers and staff

In the report, members of the MCPS community identified community engagement, stakeholder diversity, teachers, and curriculum options and academic opportunities as some of the top strengths of the district. Stakeholders also shared their thoughts on a number of challenges and issues they believe the district is currently facing, including the achievement gap, economic disparities and inequities, communication and transparency, and testing.

HYA is currently accepting applications for the superintendent’s position. Based on the feedback received from the community, the Board of Education has developed a set of desired characteristics that will be used as they review candidates for the position. The Board of Education expects to have a new superintendent of schools in place by July 1, 2015.

Summary of Desired Characteristics

Leadership Profile Report

Superintendent Search Website

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