And MCPS was awarded $66,000 from the USDA for telling it.
So who cares?
On January 27, 2011, MCPS submitted an application for 131 elementary schools and 1 special school to the US Department of Agriculture for the HealthierUS School Challenge - Bronze Award.
If MCPS met the criteria for a Bronze Award for each school, MCPS would be paid $500 per school for a total of $66,000.
All MCPS had to do was check all the appropriate boxes on the application and supply some information about school meals. And they did. MCPS was awarded $66,000, plaques and banners in an awards ceremony at Arcola Elementary School in September.
|Glenallen Elementary School|
But MCPS parents know that isn't true. MCPS doesn't have a "recess policy" and recess is taken away from students that misbehave at schools all over the county.
So what difference does it make if MCPS doesn't really have a Policy and Practice about using recess as punishment? Ask the kids. Ask them if they would rather have $66,000 for administrators or guaranteed recess?
|Garrett Park Elementary School|
MontgomeryCPS 8 pg 11 wellness policy and regs