A teacher shortage has led Montgomery County Schools to revisit an older scholarship program offered by county commissions many years ago in an attempt to entice students to return to their home county to teach. That program was ultimately not successful for a number of reasons; however, board of education members agreed to a modified approach to a similar program that has more structure to it. 

Tracy Grit, associate superintendent for operations and human resources, presented the program to the board noting the plan, Homegrown Teacher Program, “expects to develop up to 10 teachers per year through a partnership with Montgomery Community College, UNCP, and UNCG.”

For the full story, see the May 12 issue of the Montgomery Herald.