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Dear Friends,

I am proud to share with you our new Montgomery County Public Schools 2014 Annual Report to the Community. This interactive, online report provides our students, staff, parents, and community members with information about how MCPS is working to achieve its core purpose: preparing all students to thrive in their future.

The 2014 Annual Report to the Community is aligned with the work of our Strategic Planning Framework—Building Our Future Together: Students, Staff, and Community. It provides a look at the forces that are driving change in MCPS and an overview of the strategies and programs being used to close the achievement gap and ensure our students have the 21st century skills they need for success. You also will learn about our commitment to organizational effectiveness and continuous improvement, and be able to view the data we monitor at five important milestones in a student's educational journey.

The new, online format provides an opportunity to tell the stories of the people who make MCPS one of the best school districts in the nation. Using multimedia—including audio and video segments—you'll hear and see stories about outstanding employees who are making a real difference; students who inspire; and partnerships that allow us to meet the needs of our children and families.

Please take some time to explore the 2014 Annual Report to the Community and join us as we seek to inspire learning by providing the greatest public education to each and every student.

Sincerely,

Patricia B. O’Neill, president
Montgomery County Board of Education