Students Return in Maryland's Largest School District

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    NEWSLETTERS

    School starts in Montgomery County, Md., the last year with Superintendent Dr. Jerry Weast at the helm. (Published Monday, Aug 30, 2010)

    Students in Maryland's largest school district went back to school this morning.

    Approximately 1,100 yellow school buses hit the roads in Montgomery County as classes reopened for about 144,000 children.

    Enrollment has increased by approximately 2,000 students since last year.

    Students will see fewer school resource officers because of budget cuts. Instead of 25, or one officer in every high school, there will be nine.

    This also marks the last year on the job for superintendent Dr. Jerry Weast, who will retire at the end of this academic year. The school system will begin looking for a successor soon.

    Montgomery County is one of the highest achieving school districts in the country.

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