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May 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS: Damascus Athletic Director, JV Coaching Staff Are Out

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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April 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Hires External Firm to Investigate Damascus Sexual Assault Case

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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March 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 6 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, March 6. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Education Budget Meeting: There’s an Education Budget Meeting at Rockville High School tonight at 6:30 p.m. Community members are invited to learn about the FY 2020 Budget. Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice attend this meeting with MCPS Superintendent Jack R. Smith […]

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February 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 27 in Montgomery County

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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February 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Superintendent Says Schools Are Not ‘Desensitized’ to Hate

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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February 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Students Now Required to Attend School June 5

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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July 17, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Summer Program Provides More Than 400,000 Meals for Children

The Division of Food and Nutrition Services with Montgomery County Public Schools offers free meals to students ages 18 and under each year from mid June until August. Since 35 percent of MCPS students are eligible for free and reduced price meals during the school year,  the summer meal program was designed to bridge the […]

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May 30, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Location for New Elementary School Sparks Debate Among Gaithersburg Residents

Elementary schools during the 2017-2018 school year in the City of Gaithersburg were overcrowded by more than 370 students, according to a report provided by Montgomery County Public Schools.  Student enrollment in elementary schools this current school year reached a utilization of 109 percent, and that number is expected to grow significantly over the next […]

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March 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for March 13 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Tuesday, March 13 in Montgomery County: 1. Student Town Hall: Student Member of the Board of Education, Matt Post, will host a student town hall with Board of Education members, the Superintendent, and MCPS executive staff. Topics will include: mental health, the achievement gap, school safety, and technology. […]

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March 12, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent Releases Statement on March 14 Student Demonstrations

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith released a statement Monday regarding student demonstrations planned for March 14. Students from across the county are planning to join other school districts in the region for a student walkout in support of gun policy and reform.  This comes exactly one month following the deadly shooting at […]

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