Five Things to Know for April 20 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Monday, April 20.

1. Schools Remain Closed Four More Weeks: Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon announced that Maryland public schools will be closed until May 15 in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. The fourth marking period begins today and students won’t receive traditional grades.

2. Municipal Monday: Gaithersburg’s Mayor and Council meet at 7:30 p.m. Here’s the agenda. Virtual meeting information may be found here. The Rockville Mayor and Council meet at 6 p.m. The agenda may be found here. The meeting may be viewed on county cable channel 11 or live-streamed at www.rockvillemd.go/rockville11.  Poolesville’s Town Commissioners meet at 7 p.m. Here’s the agenda.

3. Board of Education Meeting:  The next BOE meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, here is the agenda. Live public testimony is suspended until the schools reopen. The Board is accepting written testimony submitted by email only.  Submit testimony online here.

4. Town Hall with Councilmember Tom Hucker: Join a virtual town hall hosted by Councilmember Tom Hucker tonight at 7 p.m. Hucker holds the meetings on Monday evenings with county residents to address their concerns about the novel coronavirus.

5. Social Distance Television (SDTV):  Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS students produce newscasts that air at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. Here is Friday’s newscast. Tune in tonight on MCPSTV or SDTV YouTube channels for tonight’s newscast.

And one more thing: Are you looking for a restaurant that is still open? Check out our restaurant lists here.

And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.

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