Board of Education

February 24, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

County Board of Education Declares March to be Observed as Women’s History Month

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Montgomery County Board of Education declared the month of March 2021 to be observed as Women’s History Month. “Throughout our country’s history, women have contributed to the values of the United States by advocating for equity, justice, and equal opportunity for all citizens…” Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith stated, in a […]

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February 17, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Teachers Vote No Confidence on Return to School Plans; Superintendent Is ‘Perplexed’

Elected worksite representatives from the Montgomery County Education Association “overwhelmingly passed a resolution stating a lack of confidence” with Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education’s unanimous vote to return to the classroom beginning in March. MCEA also asked for a meeting with the BOE. In the resolution, the teachers union called MCPS’ plans inadequate […]

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February 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Teachers Union ‘Deeply Troubled’ by ‘Reckless’ Decision to Return to Classroom

MCEA, the teachers union in Montgomery County, called the Montgomery County Public Schools’ Board of Education’s decision to bring students back into the classroom “reckless.” “MCEA is deeply troubled by the irresponsible reopening plan approved Tuesday by the MCPS Board of Education. The administration’s presentation was riddled with misleading remarks leading to a host of […]

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February 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Will Return to In-School Learning with Phased-In Approach March 1

Montgomery County Public School’s Board of Education members unanimously agreed Tuesday to return students to the classroom beginning with small groups of the most vulnerable students on March 1 and continuing through April 26 at the latest for seventh and 10th graders. About 500 students in 68 schools are expected to return March 1. The […]

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February 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Education Approves Major Building Plans at Burnt Mills Elementary, Poolesville High

Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education members unanimously approved plans for a new Burnt Mills Elementary School and a renovated Poolesville High School. Together, the projects will cost close to $100 million. During the BOE’s Jan. 28 meeting, board members listened to details about the proposed work which includes completely tearing down and building […]

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January 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Superintendente de MCPS Jack Smith se Jubilará el 1 de Junio

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) anunciaron el jueves que el Superintendente Jack Smith se jubilará a partir del 1 de junio. Smith se ha desempeñado como superintendente de MCPS desde julio de 2016 y actualmente lleva un año en su segundo mandato. Antes de unirse a la comunidad de MCPS, había trabajado […]

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January 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith to Retire June 1

Montgomery County Public Schools announced Thursday that Superintendent Jack Smith will retire effective June 1. Smith has served as superintendent for MCPS since July 2016 and is currently one year into his second term. Before joining the MCPS community he had worked as a lifelong educator as a teacher, principal, and former interim state superintendent […]

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December 15, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Retorno al Salón de Clases se Pospone al 1 de Febrero si se Cumplen las Métricas

Los primeros estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) regresarán al aula el 1 de febrero sólo si la tasa de positividad de COVID-19 del condado es del 5% o menos y hay menos de 15 casos nuevos por cada 100,000 residentes, así lo acordó la Junta de Educación por unanimidad, el […]

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December 15, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Students’ Return to Classroom Pushed Back to Feb. 1 if Metrics Are Met

The earliest Montgomery County Public School students will return to the classroom is Feb. 1 and that only will occur if the county’s COVID-19 positivity rate is 5% or below and there are fewer than 15 new cases for every 100,000 residents, the Board of Education unanimously agreed Dec. 15. Tuesday, the positivity rate was […]

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December 7, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Estudiantes de MCPS Reportan un Alto Porcentaje de Clases Reprobadas

Los estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) están reprobando clases a tasas más altas que el año pasado, dijeron los funcionarios en una reunión de la Junta Escolar, el jueves. Los funcionarios presentaron datos sobre grupos específicos de estudiantes de tres niveles de grado: sexto, noveno y duodécimo. Los residentes pueden […]

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