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October 22, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Propone Tres Opciones de Calendario para el Próximo Año Escolar

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) crearon tres escenarios de calendario para el año escolar 2022-2023. Después de los comentarios públicos y la discusión por parte de los miembros de la Junta de Educación, el nuevo calendario se adoptará el 2 de diciembre. Los tres calendarios traen consigo unas vacaciones de primavera de […]

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October 21, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Proposes Three Calendar Options for Next School Year

The Montgomery County Public Schools created three calendar scenarios for the 2022-2023 school year. After public comment and discussion by Board of Education members, the new calendar will be adopted Dec. 2. All three calendars bring back a full-length spring break. All three options call for no school on Sept. 26, Oct. 5, Dec. 23 […]

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September 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Forced Quarantining by MCPS was Major Topic of Public Comments

The majority of the 20 members of the public speaking at Thursday’s Montgomery County Public Schools’ Board of Education meeting spoke out strongly against the current COVID-19 quarantine guidelines and urged schools to use rapid testing. Following Department Health and Human Services’ guidance, MCPS quarantines students who show one sign of the virus, including sneezing […]

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July 28, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

BOE Rejects Charter School Proposals

Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted against allowing either of two  proposed charter schools to open next year. At this time, the county continues without any charter schools. Because the the Washington-McLaughlin Charter School for Boys Inc. and The Washington-McLaughlin Charter School for Girls Inc., did not demonstrate a clear understanding of the […]

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June 1, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

McKnight Takes Over Reins of Montgomery County Public Schools

Monifa McKnight began leading the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Tuesday. She was appointed to replace the retiring Jack Smith, who announced he will leave his post to help care for his grandson. McKnight, who has been deputy superintendent, now is acting superintendent through this month and will then become interim superintendent until June 30, […]

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March 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Seeks Public Input on 2021-2022 School Calendar

Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) reviewed two proposed calendars for the 2021-22 school year Tuesday morning — but took no action. Between now and its March 23 vote, MCPS plans to reach out to the public for feedback on the choices. One starts before Labor Day and the other that begins after the holiday. In […]

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February 23, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Education Reduces Graduation Requirements; Clarifies Opening Procedures

The Montgomery County Public School Class of 2021 will be required to complete only three math credits and a half credit of physical education prior to graduation. Before the pandemic, seniors needed four credits in math and a full credit in physical education in order to graduate. These reduced requirements now match what is required by […]

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November 12, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Education Hires Firm to Conduct Anti-Racist Audit

Members of the Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously agreed to spend $455,000 to hire an anti-racist audit consultant for one year. Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium of Bethesda was awarded the contract to review such areas as curriculum, school culture, work force diversity, community engagement and working conditions, explained Monifa McKnight, deputy superintendent during the Nov. […]

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September 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 10, in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Sept. 10, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. COVID-19 Testing: The county is providing free COVID-19 testing today at the White Oak Community Rec Center from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the Silver Spring Civic Building from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Do you need a #COVID19 […]

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June 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Elections Releases Figures on Ballots Received, Counted

The Montgomery County Board of Elections released the number of ballots received and counted for the 2020 Presidential Primary Election. According to the Montgomery County Board of Elections, here are the preliminary turnout figures as of June 15 at 10:25 a.m. : 670,375 eligible active registered voters in Montgomery County 671,273 Vote-by-Mail sent 4,584 regular ballots […]

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