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Starr Holds Community Day Today In Bethesda

By Aaron Kraut

Monday - 4/8/2013, 10:15am  ET

Schools superintendent Joshua Starr, Flickr photo via Montgomery CollegeMontgomery County Public Schools superintendent Joshua Starr will be in Bethesda schools today (around a County Council budget hearing at 9:30 a.m.) to hear from staff and parents in a series of meetings.

The day ends with a town hall meeting for parents and community members at 7:30 p.m. at Walter Johnson High School (6400 Rock Spring Dr.)

Starr stopped by Ashburton Elementary School this morning to speak with staff.

Also tonight, a committee of the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board will hear from MCPS long range planning director Bruce Crispell about overcrowding in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Walter Johnson and Walt Whitman clusters.

MCPS is planning an addition project at B-CC that would be ready by 2017. Crispell projects the school will be 600 students over its current capacity by 2018. Walter Johnson and Walt Whitman High Schools are also at or projected to go over their enrollment capacities.

Many parents are concerned with additional students who might come from new development. Some also have questioned the procedures which Crispell and his staff use to project additional enrollment.

The meeting with Crispell is set for 7 p.m. at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center (4805 Edgemoor Lane).

Flickr photo via Montgomery College