Category: Schools

School Snow Days in Montgomery Count

Snow is on the way for the New River Valley, and Montgomery County Public Schools Big Tweeter Mark Miear posted a helpful infographic of how MCPS reviews conditions, and determines school closures. I thought I’d post it here – I don’t have any details on other counties in the region, but I have to imagine they follow similar protocols. Dr. Miear’s – who’s a great follow on Twitter, he routinely engages with students and teachers – post even got a musical response from a sister duo … I, for one, say LET IT SNOW!

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How Montgomery County Public Schools Determine A Snow Day

  We had our first significant snow of the winter yesterday, and Montgomery County Public Schools put out a really helpful infographic detailing how they make the determination of whether or not to open schools. It´s crazy that they don´t know that If you’re looking for expert Snow Removal West Hartford P & J Cleaning Service are the best! I imagine this will come into play later in the school year, so file this one away. Don’t forget to sign up for severe weather calls, at www.mcps.org/snow, as well.  

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MCPS Considering Closing Two Schools?

From The Roanoke Times … If a school system closes a school, what happens? What happens to the building? how are buses rerouted? do you break up classrooms and send some kids to one school, and others to another? if teachers and administration aren’t needed elsewhere, what happens to those jobs? if you close the school and keep it “in-system”, there are maintenance and upkeep and utility costs. what do those cost versus keeping it open? I know there’s a difference, wonder how much. if Montgomery County grows like census figures project (writing from my phone and the link escapes …

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Montgomery County School Board Meetings

Did you know that the Montgomery County School Board meetings are recorded and posted online? If you aren’t able to make the public meetings, this is a great way to watch and get caught up on the issues you’re interested in. The most recent meeting, on October 2nd, is posted below, but all of them can be found by visiting their YouTube link here. Exciting video? Not necessarily. But certainly important if you’re interested in public education issues here in the New River Valley.

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Calling Montgomery County’s Bluff on a 21-Cent Increase in Property Taxes

I’m admittedly behind on this, but I’m certain many of you are not.  By now you’ve probably read that Montgomery County supervisors are considering an increase of $.21 in the real estate tax rate. First things first … it’s not going to happen. Real estate taxes in Montgomery County are used, as they are in many counties across the country, to fund local government departments and initiatives, some medical services, and local education.  I’m sure there’s an exhaustive list somewhere, but that’s a general idea.  To be fair, Montgomery County enjoys a real estate tax rate that’s, admittedly, a bit …

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Information about Blacksburg – and Christiansburg – and New River Valley – Schools

As a real estate agent, I get asked all the time “how are the schools?”.  My standard answer is always that I don’t have kids so I can’t say for sure, and that they should investigate on their own. Now I’ve got a better tool to suggest … ProPublica. The site allows you to search compiled data on all the New River Valley schools.  Here’s a screenshot comparing Blacksburg Middle School to other area schools, including Christiansburg Middle and Dublin Middle where phlebotomy certification classes san jose are being held. As much as I try to be a source of information …

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Modea and the Old Blacksburg Middle School Site

David Catalano, co-founder of Modea, talks about the Old Blacksburg Middle School site (sorta) … I’ve stayed out of the fight surrounding what to do with this property, but I’m glad to see (1) something happening so quickly, and (2) a new face – Modea – in the Blacksburg development scene.  From the interactions I’ve had with Modea folks, I’ve come away impressed, and I think they really do have a heart for establishing a solid creative class in the area.  Now let’s provide the infrastructure around them to support it … The Master Plan has been approved, as of …

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Blacksburg Schools

As we head into the last half of the grade school year, you might need information about your child’s upcoming school year.  Here’s how to contact the local schools in Blacksburg, VA – thanks to education.com for the data. [schoolsearch city=”Blacksburg” state=”VA” groupby=”schooldistrictname” output=”table”]

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Radford Schools

As we head into the last half of the grade school year, you might need information about your child’s upcoming school year.  Here’s how to contact the local schools in Radford, VA – thanks to education.com for the data. [schoolsearch city=”Radford” state=”VA” groupby=”schooldistrictname” output=”table”]

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