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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.

MENSAJES DE EMERGENCIA: 3/21/2018, 6:57 PM -- Refresque la página para actualizar mensaje

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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Office of Shared Accountability Reports

Evaluation of the Higher Education Partnerships (HEPs) Program in MCPS


The Office of Shared Accountability (OSA) in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) was asked by the Office of Human Resources and Development (OHRD) to conduct an evaluation of the Higher Education Partnerships (HEPs) program. MCPS has partnerships with several universities that focus on career and professional development in leadership and in critical content needs areas such as special education, world languages, and secondary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The purpose of this evaluation is to a) determine if existing HEPs are meeting intended goals and system needs, and b) to offer recommendations to the OHRD for enhancements to existing programs and/or adding new programs for identified needs.


  • Revise existing Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and recruitment processes to increase the number of participants in special education programs and the diversity of HEP participants.
  • Discontinue or constrain the number of participants in leadership programs and reallocate resources to programs addressing high vacancy areas in MCPS.
  • At least annually, document MCPS-specific needs through systematic analysis of critical content need area shortages and other needs in MCPS. Prioritize critical content needs areas by examining vacancies against the number of highly recommended applicants.
  • Create and maintain a relational database that includes a unique staff identifier, so that data on HEP participants can be accessed and analyzed to assess whether HEPs are meeting established goals. The database should store information on HEP participants, including application, enrollment, progress through programs, tuition reimbursed, date of completion, and employment history before, during, and after completion of HEPs.
  • Clarify the roles, responsibilities, and timelines for staff in OHRD involved in completing the above steps.

File Name: HEP_report-Jan2018.pdf (1.3MB PDF)

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