Weast seeks new middle school for MoCo
Some students in Bethesda and Chevy Chase could switch schools under a plan proposed Friday by Montgomery County Superintendent Jerry D. Weast to deal with overcrowding.
Weast proposed building a new middle school in the area and moving sixth-grade students from Chevy Chase and North Chevy Chase elementary schools once the new middle school is completed.
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Weast also said that he planned to ask for money to expand Bethesda, North Chevy Chase and Rosemary Hills elementary schools. Bethesda Elementary is currently 127 students over capacity at 511 students. North Chevy Chase is 197 students over capacity, at 427. Rosemary Hills is 182 students over capacity, at 659.
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Weast also recommended that the school system keep open Monocacy Elementary School in Dickerson, even though enrollment at the school has fallen in the last decade. Information on that recommendation is available here.
-- Michael Birnbaum
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