Montgomery County Board of Education

September 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

School Board Passes Resolution to Excuse Absences For Protest Participation

Montgomery County’s Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday on a resolution that would allow high school students to receive excused absences for participating in civic engagement activities. The Board’s vote comes amid concerns from parents and the community regarding MCPS students’ involvement in protests and organized walkouts from school last year. As a result, The Montgomery […]

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August 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Back to School: School Board President Discusses Priorities for Upcoming Academic Year

The 2018-2019 School Year will kick off in less than two-weeks for children attending schools within Montgomery County Public Schools system. In the video below, Montgomery County Board of Education President, Michael Durso, discusses the School Board’s priorities for the upcoming school year:      

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July 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for July 30 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Monday, July 30, in Montgomery County: 1. Turf War: Because it has so little land, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School is considering artificial turf for its football field. The Montgomery County Board of Education takes up the proposal at its meeting, which starts at 5:30 p.m. at […]

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June 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Approves $2 Billion Operating Budget for FY 2019

Montgomery County’s Board of Education unanimously approved a more than $2 billion dollar budget for Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget during its regular scheduled meeting early Tuesday. The Board’s approval comes just weeks after the Montgomery County Council approved the Board’s recommended budget —a nearly $77 million increase from the current 2018 FY Operating Budget. Prior […]

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May 30, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Location for New Elementary School Sparks Debate Among Gaithersburg Residents

Elementary schools during the 2017-2018 school year in the City of Gaithersburg were overcrowded by more than 370 students, according to a report provided by Montgomery County Public Schools.  Student enrollment in elementary schools this current school year reached a utilization of 109 percent, and that number is expected to grow significantly over the next […]

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May 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

School Board Announces Five New Principals at Monday’s Meeting

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith recommended the appointment of five new principals for the Board of Education’s approval at Monday’s meeting. The board approved all five appointments which take affect July 1. Dr. Robert Dodd was appointed principal at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda. Dodd, a 25-year employee with the school […]

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May 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

New Principals Announced At School Board Meeting

Montgomery County’s Board of Education approved the appointments of the following principals at its May 8 meeting: Congratulations to Matthew A. Devan and Elizabeth L. Thomas on their appointments during the @mocoboe‘s meeting today. pic.twitter.com/rAbiTr0sjm — MCPS (@MCPS) May 8, 2018

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April 24, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Candidate Blames Parents for Achievement Gap

At a forum Monday night for Montgomery County Board of Education candidates, Brandon Rippeon said parents were to blame for the county’s persistent achievement gap, with white and Asian students outperforming African American and Hispanic students. Here’s a follow-up interview: Rippeon is running for the at-large seat made vacant by Jill Ortman-Fouse, who is running […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Brandon Rippeon (D) Participates in Board of Education Candidates’ Forum

Brandon Rippeon, candidate for Montgomery County Board of Education At-Large | District 3, participated in the April 23, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by League of Women Voters of Montgomery County. Tracie Potts of NBC 4 moderated the forum. Rippeon made the following closing statement: The forum included Ryan Arbuckle, Timur Edib, Marwa Omar Ibrahim, Julie […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

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John Robertson (D) Participates in Board of Education Candidates’ Forum

John Robertson, candidate for Montgomery County Board of Education At-Large | District 3, participated in the April 23, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by League of Women Voters of Montgomery County. Tracie Potts of NBC 4 moderated the forum. Robertson made the following closing statement: The forum included Ryan Arbuckle, Timur Edib, Marwa Omar Ibrahim, Julie […]

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