Councilmember Craig Rice

May 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Education Discusses Best Ways to Replace Police Officers in Schools

Members of the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education (BOE) spent Tuesday afternoon discussing how best to keep students safe without having a daily police presence in the schools. This after County Executive Marc Elrich removed funding for the School Resource Officers program. “The decision has been taken out of our hands,” said BOE […]

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May 4, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Rice Hosts Film Festival, Will Announce Councilmember for a Day Winner

Councilmember Craig Rice will announce the winner of the Councilmember for a Day Challenge Wednesday at the conclusion of a screening of the top five videos entered into this year’s competition. The screening will be broadcast live on Wednesday, May 5, at 3:30 p.m. on County Cable Montgomery (Comcast channel 6 and Verizon channel 30), […]

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April 26, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Líderes Anuncian Iniciativa Conjunta para Abordar la Seguridad y el Bienestar de los Estudiantes

El ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, se unió a los líderes locales el viernes para anunciar la iniciativa interinstitucional “Reimaginar la seguridad escolar y el bienestar de los estudiantes”, que tiene como objetivo moldear la seguridad pública en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), y brindar apoyo social y mental a […]

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April 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Announce Joint Initiative to Address Student Safety and Wellbeing 

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich joined local leaders Friday to announce the interagency “Reimagining School Safety and Students’ Well-Being Initiative,” which aims to reshape public safety in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and provides social and mental support to students. A steering committee will lead discussion and implementation of recommendations for reimagining safety and mental […]

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March 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles, Elrich Reemphasize Importance of COVID-19 Testing 

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles reemphasized the importance of getting tested for COVID-19 during a council meeting Tuesday. In response to a question from Councilmember Craig Rice, Gayles said the county wants to prevent another wave of cases and then another wave of lockdowns that some European countries, like Italy, are currently dealing […]

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March 16, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery Tendrá un Sitio de Vacunación Masiva en Germantown

El estado de Maryland aprobó un sitio de vacunación masiva de COVID-19 en Montgomery College Germantown, anunció el director de Manejo de Emergencias y Seguridad Nacional del Condado, Dr. Earl Stoddard, durante una sesión del Concejo el martes. “La noticia positiva es realmente que el estado nos ha dado luz verde y nos apoyará activamente […]

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March 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Will Have Mass Vaccination Site at Montgomery College Germantown

The state has approved a COVID-19 mass vaccination site at Montgomery College Germantown, County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard announced during a council session Tuesday. “The positive news is really that the state has given us the go-ahead and they will be actively supporting us with real logistical support to get […]

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February 11, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, Feb. 11, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Feb. 11, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Local COVID-19 Vaccine Information: Montgomery County has entered Priority Group 1B, Tier 1 of the vaccination process, consisting of people aged 75 and older. Local health officials continue to stress that the vaccine supply is extremely limited. County clinic appointments […]

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October 26, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Councilmember Rice Heads National Broadband Task Force

Councilmember Craig Rice is the new co-chair of the National Association of Counties’ Broadband Task Force. The goal of the task force is to study the lack of reliable broadband, including a focus on the challenges of facing underserved communities. The task force consists of about three dozen county government officials from across the country. […]

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August 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Some Concerned Over Lack of Muslims on Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee

In November 2019, the Montgomery County Council passed a racial equity and social justice bill in hopes of helping combat institutional inequity.  The bill established the 15-member Racial Equity and Social Justice Advisory Committee. The committee was established to advise County Executive Marc Elrich, the council and county agencies about equity issues and make recommendations […]

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