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After four years leading MCPS, former Superintendent Joshua Starr announced his resignation earlier this month. His term officially ended Feb. 16.

Superintendent Starr steps down after four years

By Jasmine Baten, Photo Editor February 23, 2015

After weeks of speculation following Starr’s possible contract renewal as superintendent for the next four years, he announced his resignation Feb. 3. “It has been an honor to serve as the superintendent...

Superintendent Joshua Starr requested an additional $220.8 million be added to the county’s school construction budget.

CIP amendments to help deal with growing student population

By Pablo Roa, Production Editor December 1, 2014

In an effort to address capacity issues caused by MCPS’s ever-growing student population, Superintendent Joshua Starr requested an additional $220.8 million be added to the county’s school construction...

Superintendent Joshua Starr requested an additional $220.8 million be added to the county’s school construction budget.

Starr looks to future as county continues to grow

By Pablo Roa and Gil Jacobson November 20, 2014

From an increased dependency on technology to a student population that is growing by thousands each year, in the three years since Joshua Starr became Superintendent of MCPS, he and the rest of MCPS leadership...

Starr withdraws proposal to push back start times

Starr withdraws proposal to push back start times

By Pablo Roa, Production Editor September 24, 2014

Superintendent Joshua Starr recommended in October 2013 that MCPS push back high school start times, citing concerns over the lack of sleep teenagers are getting with the current bell schedule, later Starr...

Starr recommends later start time for high schools

By Brittany Goodman, News Editor October 25, 2013

When the current sophmores are seniors, they may be sleeping in an extra 50 minutes each day. The 2013 Bell Times Work Group Report was released Oct. 1 along with a recommendation from MCPS Superintendent...

Superintendent Starr requests HVAC upgrades

By Emily Birnbaum, Features Editor December 21, 2012

At the beginning of November, MCPS Superintendent Joshua Starr proposed adding $14.2 million to the $1.35 billion MCPS budget plan, $11.5 million of which would be dedicated to Heating, Ventilation and...

Superintendent holds student press conference

Superintendent holds student press conference

By Dana Youngentob, Online News Editor November 22, 2011

  Superintendent Joshua Starr held a press conference with reporters from high school newspapers Oct. 18 to discuss MCPS issues and introduce himself to the community.   Starr focused on variability,...

New superintendent Joshua Starr visits CHS

By Dana Youngentob Online News Editor September 27, 2011

Dr. Joshua P. Starr replaced Dr. Jerry Weast as superintendent of schools July 1 and plans on starting off the new school year by familiarizing himself with the community. According to the MCPS website,...

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