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 Superintendent Smith Updates Plans for Online Learning, Laptops, Meals and Spring Break

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Gov. Larry Hogan and State School Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon extended the closure of all Maryland public schools through April 24, 2020, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith announced in an email sent to families last night. All extracurricular and athletic programs are canceled as well, in addition to community use activities. MCPS began […]

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MCPS Online Learning Starts March 30, Chromebook Distribution Begins Thursday

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Montgomery County Public Schools is preparing its move to online learning on March 30. Jack Smith, superintendent of MCPS, said in a video following the statewide announcement that Maryland Public Schools will remain closed through April 24, MCPS will start distributing Chromebooks to students in need starting Thursday. In an email to families on Thursday, […]

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MCPS Announces Meetings for Districtwide Boundary Analysis

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During his monthly press conference, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith announced upcoming meetings for families to weigh in on the MCPS’s Districtwide Boundary Analysis study. The first hearing takes place Monday evening in the Board of Education’s hearing room, located at 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. There are more meetings about the boundary […]

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Navarro Presenta Programa de Equidad Racial para el Condado

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La actual Presidenta del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, Nancy Navarro, presentó el proyecto de ley 27-19 en una conferencia de prensa el martes, que crearía un programa de equidad racial y justicia social para el gobierno del condado de Montgomery. Navarro ha encabezado el esfuerzo para crear una política sobre la equidad racial en […]

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Navarro to Introduce County-Wide Racial Equity Program

Council President Nancy Navarro speaks with residents about racial equity issues in Germantown.

Nancy Navarro is introducing Bill 27-19 at a press conference Tuesday, which would create a racial equity and social justice program for Montgomery County government. Navarro has been spearheading the effort to create a policy about racial equity in the county since April 2018. Meanwhile, since March 2019, Navarro, County Executive Marc Elrich, and other […]

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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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Deirdre Byrne

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Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.

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