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confusedparent - 10/16/2014 8:08:04 PM
   
new positions and class sizes
How is there money available to open yet another new "executive position" and not to get more teachers so ALL students are given the instruction they need and deserve. What is the purpose of this new position, Executive Director of Elementary Education, and how will this DIRECTLY help our children?

HCPS - 10/17/2014 8:30:23 AM
   
RE:new positions and class sizes
This position will provide direct curriculum and instructional support to elementary teachers to improve the learning outcomes of all elementary students. This position is also required due to many new standards and accountability mandates by the state and federal government. The position will also assist in the area of special education leadership. In the past four years, three central office positions were reduced while our student population has increased by over 500 students. Our class sizes are all below state requirements. Thank you for your question.