Floreen, Leggett and Rice Met With Dr. Smith Before School Board Meeting (VIDEO)

riceBefore the Montgomery County School Board voted on his conditional appointment, Dr. Jack Smith had a breakfast meeting with County Executive Ike Leggett, Council President Nancy Floreen and Council member Craig Rice who chairs the Council’s Education Committee.

According to Rice, Dr. Smith, who does not officially start the superintendent’s job until July 1, committed to attend several upcoming community meetings, beginning next Monday in Germantown, to get to know residents and their concerns.

Find out more about the Feb. 4th meeting with local leaders, in this MyMCMedia Extra video:

Leggett’s final budget forum will be held on Monday at the BlackRock Center for the Arts. Find out more, here. Learn more about Rice’s upcoming education budget meetings, here.

MCPS: Damascus Athletic Director, JV Coaching Staff Are Out

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Montgomery County Public School Superintendent Jack Smith held a press conference Tuesday, where Smith answered questions about the letter mailed to the Damascus community detailing an update into MCPS’s internal investigation into the alleged locker room rapes. (Video courtesy of Facebook/Fox 5 DC) Athletic Director, JV Football Coach Out at Damascus MCPS is making major […]

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MCPS Hires External Firm to Investigate Damascus Sexual Assault Case

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Montgomery County Public Schools published a letter that Superintendent Jack Smith emailed to the Damascus high school community on Sunday. The letter is about how MCPS is cooperating with law enforcement’s investigation into alleged rapes and violent assaults at Damascus, and they’ve also hired an external firm to internally investigate the school and football team […]

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Five Things to Know for Feb. 27 in Montgomery County

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Education Budget Meeting: There will be an education budget meeting tonight at E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting is hosted by Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools […]

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MCPS Superintendent Says Schools Are Not 'Desensitized' to Hate

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Jack Smith, the superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools, addressed the recent acts of hate that have occurred in the high schools. Since December, there have been four known instances of hate at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, and Winston Churchill High School in Potomac. Richard Montgomery’s principal confirmed that in January, the school […]

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MCPS Students Now Required to Attend School June 5

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Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said at a press conference Tuesday that, as of now, the last day of school is still June 14. Last Wednesday, schools were closed because of inclement weather for the fourth time during the academic calendar. Because MCPS has already used its three free snow days, the […]

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School Board To Vote on 2019-2020 School Year Calendar Tuesday

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In a memorandum addressed to the Montgomery County Board of Education, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith sent his recommendations for the 2019-2020 school year calendar. Under Smith’s recommendations, school would start on Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day and end June 15, 2020. The proposed calendar includes a total of 182 instructional days for students […]

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MCPS Superintendent's Proposes 2018-19 School Year Calendar

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In a memorandum addressed to the Montgomery County Board of Education, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith sent his recommendations for the 2018-2019 school year calendar. Under Smith’s recommendations, school would start on Sept. 4, the day after Labor Day and end June 13, 2019. The proposed calendar includes a total of 182 instructional days for students […]

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MCPS Launches Fundraiser to Help for Students Affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma

Montgomery County Public Schools is partnering with the Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation, Inc to help raise money for students and families affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The campaign titled, “Hurricane Relief Fund,” officially kicked off on Sept. 7 and will end on Oct. 7. The district’s goal is to raise at least […]

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MCPS Officials and Councilmember Navarro to Visit Weller Road Elementary School

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Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith, School Board President Michael Durso, and County Councilmember Nancy Navarro will visit Weller Road Elementary School in Silver Spring on Wednesday to assess the impact of the “Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)” program. According to a news release, the BELL program is a public-private funded data driven summer […]

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Larry Bowers Retires After 38 Years of Service at MCPS (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers retired on June 30th after 38 years of service to Montgomery County Public Schools. MCPS-TV reports. Visit our PEG partner MCPS-TV to view more of its local programming.

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