April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Capital Improvements Program Budget Forums in April, May

Montgomery County is hosting a series of forums for residents to provide input about the county’s “six-year capital construction budget.” The forums are hosted by local citizen advisory boards and they will “help define construction and planning priorities for the various regions in the County as officials develop the Fiscal Years 2021 to 2026 Capital […]

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January 16, 2019 | Staff Writer

Elrich Spending Plan Tags $1.8 Billion for School Projects

Nearly $1.8 billion will be spent on Montgomery County school projects, according to a six-year proposed capital budget released Wednesday by County Executive Marc Elrich. The total proposed budget comes in at $4.3 billion. Montgomery County Public Schools would receive $1.775 billion to build 625 new classrooms in 26 additions, three schools and one reopened […]

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October 29, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Superintendent Suggesting Changes to Schools’ Capital Budget

School Superintendent Jack Smith has unveiled his capital budget for next year, which includes money for growth, school security and career readiness programs. Smith was to make the request to the Montgomery County Board of Education at its meeting Monday night. We talked with Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Derek Turner about the request:

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October 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS Superintendent Recommends a $1.818 Billion Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2019

To address overcrowding and aging facilities, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith is recommending $1.818 billion for the Fiscal Year 2019 Capital Budget and the FY 2019-2024 Capital Improvements Program (CIP). His recommendation is $74 million more than the approved CIP. In a letter addressed to the Board of Education on Oct. 23, […]

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November 14, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 14, in Montgomery County

UPDATED Here are five things to know today, Nov. 14, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. The Board of Education is holding its second public hearing on the superintendent’s proposed amendments to the 2017-2022 Capital Improvements Program tonight at 7 p.m. The slots to speak are full but you can email your comments to The […]

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October 31, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

MCPS Superintendent Releases FY 2018 Capital Budget and CIP Amendments

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith is recommending adjustments to the current Capital Improvements Program (CIP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, including expenditure shifts for five projects, two new boundary studies and one site selection study, according to a news release. Smith submitted his  Recommended FY 2018 Capital Budget and Amendments to the FY 2017–2022 Capital […]

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October 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

MCPS Superintendent Scheduled to Release Recommended FY 2018 Capital Budget on Oct. 27

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith is scheduled to release his recommended FY 2018 Capital Budget and the amendments to the FY 2017–2022 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) on Thursday. According to a news release, the Montgomery County Board of Education will hold public hearings on the CIP at 7 p.m. on  Nov. 10, and Nov. […]

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June 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Clarksburg Community Forum Postponed Because of Tragic Car Crash

UPDATED 6.8.16 In light of a tragic car accident late last night that killed three Clarksburg High School students, Montgomery County officials have announced that the Community Forum for the North County Aquatic and Recreation Center and Senior Center scheduled for this evening is postponed. The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date. The @MoCoRec […]

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June 3, 2016 | Staff Writer

Leggett Announces Agreement on White Oak Development

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett announced today that Montgomery County is moving forward on its vision of creating a local community in the eastern portion of the County that provides opportunities to live, work and play in a walkable, mixed use transit-oriented development. According to a news release, the County has reached an agreement with […]

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May 19, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Five Things to Know Today, May 19, in Montgomery County

Good morning. Here are five things to know today, May 19, in Montgomery County: 1. Governor Hogan is expected to sign Noah’s Law and several other bills into law today. 2. The Montgomery County Council will reach a preliminary agreement on the County’s Fiscal Year 2017 operating budget and the Fiscal Years 2017-22 Capital Improvements Program (CIP). The Council […]

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