Board of Education

December 7, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Dec. 7 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Thursday, Dec. 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Grand Opening: The Chick-fil-A at Olney opens today. The new fast food restaurant specializing in chicken sandwiches is located at 18115 Georgia Avenue, just north of the intersection with Maryland Route 108. 2. Planning Meeting: The Planning Board meets today and […]

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December 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Dec. 5 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Montgomery County: 1. Board of Education Meeting: Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith will discuss the framework of his Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget recommendations. The Montgomery County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Open session will begin at […]

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November 16, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 16 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Planning Board meeting: The Planning Board meets today and on the agenda is the Hillandale Gateway Sketch Plan to allow a 430,175-square-foot multi-family residential building within the White Oak Science Gateway  Master Plan area. See the full agenda, here. 2. Online discussion: County Executive Ike Leggett holds […]

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November 8, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Nov. 8 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 8, in Montgomery County: 1. Annual Snow Summit: The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will hold a press conference for its annual winter preparedness “snow show” to demonstrate the latest technologies they’re using to combat winter weather. 2. Blast in Bethesda: Weather permitting, single controlled blasts […]

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October 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS Superintendent Recommends a $1.818 Billion Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2019

To address overcrowding and aging facilities, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith is recommending $1.818 billion for the Fiscal Year 2019 Capital Budget and the FY 2019-2024 Capital Improvements Program (CIP). His recommendation is $74 million more than the approved CIP. In a letter addressed to the Board of Education on Oct. 23, […]

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October 25, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Oct. 25 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 25, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. State Golf State Finals: The last day of the State Golf Tournament takes place today at the University of Maryland College Park golf course. Good luck to Whitman, Churchill, Wootton, and Sherwood teams and the many individual players from Montgomery County. […]

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October 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

School Board Faces Challenges for 2018-2019 School Year Calendar

The Montgomery County School Board will have to make a tough decision for the 2018 -2019 school year calendar if Governor Larry Hogan denies the board’s request to extend the school year calendar. An executive order by Hogan requires Maryland schools to start after Labor Day and end by June 14 with a minimum of […]

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September 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with school news. County schools began the new school year on Sept. 5 with record enrollment. There are also reports on mass shooter training for Montgomery College students and faculty, improvements to Stringtown Road in Clarksburg, and more. Watch the show in […]

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August 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS Launches New App for Students, Parents

Montgomery County Public Schools launched a new app for parents and students to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the district and schools. The free app called “MCPS Mobile” is available for download on iTunes for the Apple iPad and iPhone, Google Play for Android and on Amazon, according to MCPS’s website. Users can expect […]

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July 18, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Northwest High Community to Discuss Cell Antenna Proposal Tonight in Germantown

The Northwest High School community is meeting tonight to discuss a proposal to place a telecommunications antenna on the school’s roof. According to a notice on the NWHS PTSA page, representatives from Montgomery County Public Schools and T-Mobile will be providing more information about the cell antenna proposal. MCPS spokesperson Gboyinde Onijala said these types […]

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