“The county and, I think, MCPS both agree that there’s a need to serve these students, but how to go about doing that has not been figured out,” he said.
“Once a child is suspended or expelled are they MCPS’ problem?” Hauprich continued. “When a student is suspended, for that period they’re out, they’re no longer MCPS’ problem.
“However MCPS recognizes that it is their problem when they come back and they have to pass their tests.”
Councilmember Valerie Ervin (D-Dist 5), chair of the council’s education committee, said she wants to move student-related expenses away from other departments and into MCPS’ budget, including the SHARP programs and school resource officers, according to a spokesperson for Ervin’s office.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Colesville Patch: B-SHARP, a free service for middle and high school students to keep up with school work, received a temporary budget reprieve from the County Council this week.