Save the Date: Council Town Hall for Students Scheduled for Oct. 5 (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council is holding its sixth annual Town Hall Meeting for students at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5th at the Council Office Building in Rockville.

A pre-meeting reception will begin at 7 p.m. in the building’s second-floor cafeteria. At the reception, students will have a chance to meet with Councilmembers and talk with them in an informal setting.

The Council Office Building is located at 100 Maryland Ave. in downtown Rockville. It is about a three-block walk from the Rockville Metrorail station, which also is a main stopping point for many RideOn bus lines. For students traveling to the meeting by car, free parking will be available by entering the Council parking garage from the Fleet Street entrance.

High school and middle school students from public and private schools from around the County and students from local colleges will be able to express their views on any aspect of the Montgomery County Public Schools system or on outside programs that impact students. They also can ask questions of the Councilmembers. Among the major issues impacting schools and students is capacity issues at certain schools. All schools and students statewide will be affected by Governor Larry Hogan’s recent executive order that would have all school systems starting their school years after Labor Day and getting in the full 180 days mandated by state law by June 15.

Students who want more information about the meeting can call 240.777.7931 or 240.777.7926. The meeting will be broadcast live on County Cable Montgomery (CCM—cable Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon) and rebroadcast at various times in the weeks following the meeting. Susan Kenedy, a producer for the County station, will moderate the meeting.

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