Credit: Via Montgomery County Public Schools

A security report commissioned this year in the wake of a reported rape at Rockville High School has advised putting student safety on par with academics when setting priorities for Montgomery County Public Schools.

In recent months, MCPS officials and consultants hired for roughly $37,000 have evaluated security at each of the county’s 25 high schools. The same team will review middle and elementary schools in the coming academic year.

The group’s