Montgomery school cuts

Will Teacher Cuts Help Montgomery Public Schools?

MPS Board Member Lesa Keith says Tuesday’s approval from the board of cutting 140 teacher positions, was one of the toughest. “You cannot have the decreasing students that we have and maintain the same personnel,” says Keith. MPS Board President Clare Weil is hoping the public will now buy into the system’s efforts to increase student success rates by increasing…

Montgomery Co. School Board Approves Cuts to Teachers and Services

At a special called meeting of the Montgomery County school board this afternoon, board members approved making cuts to the number of teachers and to various services. The school system is faced with a $10 million deficit. It must maintain $19.7 million in reserves. As a result, board members approved cutting 140 teacher positions for next school year. About half…