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Montgomery County Superintendent To Give State Of Schools Speech

Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr will give his second state of the schools address this morning at the Strathmore Music Center.

The county school system, and the superintendent in particular, have been in the news a lot recently, and Dr. Starr is expected to touch on many of those issues that have been making headlines during his speech this morning.

Last month, Starr unveiled his five-year construction plan, which called for 14 schools to be expanded but delayed similar projects at 20 others because of cost concerns.

But just days later, county leaders and its delegation in the General Assembly announced they would seek additional state money specifically for school construction in Montgomery County, meaning some of those delayed projects could be put back on schedule.

There's also Starr's plan to move back the start time of classes at high schools one hour and add time to elementary school days. The Board of Education is expected to vote on that proposal sometime this spring.

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