The school system is looking into how it can make its emergency processes more efficient after the June 29 derecho, schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr said.
The storm left about 130 schools and other buildings in Montgomery County Public Schools without power for days, causing the system to have to shut down programs, such as summer school.
Most of the buildings were back up and running within one week, as more than 250 officials worked throughout the weekend and July 4 holiday, Starr said.
Although Starr said the school system handled the storm to the best of its ability, he said there are areas for improvement.
The school system should see that all vendors are equipped to handle the situation, see that Pepco considers schools a priority in emergencies, and develop a clearer communication plan when data systems do not have power and residents cannot connect to the internet or use their phones, Starr said.
Starr said he is planning to write a letter to Pepco.
Board member Philip Kauffman (At-large) of Olney asked if the school system could report or summarize its total losses from the storm.