S. DALLAS DANCE, PH.D. SUPERINTENDENT OF BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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ABOUT THE SUPERINTENDENT
CHAMPION OF CHANGE
Distinguished as a vibrant and visionary leader, Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance has united Baltimore County Public Schools students, staff, and the community into Team BCPS, a powerful force committed to producing globally competitive graduates. As superintendent of the 25th largest school system in the nation, Dr. Dance, whose tenure began in 2012, is responsible for overseeing the instruction of 112,000 students and leading and managing a $1.87 billion budget, more than 21,000 employees, and 173 schools, centers, and programs.

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TEAM BCPS: A powerful force committed to producing globally competitive graduates.
SUPERINTENDENT’S MONTHLY MESSAGE

September 2016

Dear Team BCPS,

Welcome back!

The 2016-2017 school year is off to an incredible start. I’m so proud to have 112,000 students learning and growing in our classrooms. I’ve had the chance to visit many of our schools already, and I am impressed by the positive energy from students and staff.  

We’re paying extra attention to school climates this year. It’s clear from our research using annual Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey data that helping students feel welcome and develop strong relationships with staff and other students will improve both achievement and growth.

September is Attendance Awareness Month, and I want everyone to know that on-time, daily attendance is essential for students to maximize their potential. Absences and tardies negatively impact student progress from the earliest grade levels and from the first days of school. Let’s do whatever we can to make sure students are in class every day and on time.

You might have heard that this year’s report cards will include separate grades for achievement and behavior. Learn more about grading and reporting and how we’re holding students more accountable for content and conduct.

Take care!
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