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February 5, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

VP of Education Association: MCPS Teachers Need ‘Consistent Plan’ to Return to Classroom

Gov. Larry Hogan set the goal of March 1 for all public schools in Maryland to reopen for some form of classroom learning  During his announcement on Jan. 21, Hogan said the state would consider if it should “explore…legal avenue[s]” if school districts do not make an effort to offer some form of hybrid learning. […]

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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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January 12, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Delays Conditional Return to In-Person Learning Until March 15

The return to in-person learning for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has been delayed from Feb. 1, to March 15, 2021, but only if health metrics are met or guidance on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution is adjusted. MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith, along with Deputy Superintendent Dr. Monifa McKnight, made recommendations regarding the return to […]

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December 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Superintendent Proposes Decreased Budget for FY 2022 as Enrollment Drops

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith announced in a prerecorded video Thursday that he’s recommending a $2.7 billion operating budget for the fiscal year 2022. The budget is a 1.5% decrease and a $42.6 million decrease from the FY 2021 budget. Smith said the budget was developed recognizing the “profound” impact the coronavirus has had […]

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December 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

School Employees Should be Prioritized for Vaccine, Superintendents Say

Maryland Schools Superintendent Karen Salmon and Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith said Tuesday they would like to see education employees be some of the first people to receive the coronavirus vaccine. The FDA approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Friday and Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press briefing Tuesday that every Maryland hospital […]

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December 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

School Board Postpones Vote on Final Reopening Plan

The Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously postponed its vote on a final school reopening plan until Dec. 15. The school board was scheduled to take final action on a phased return to in-person learning at a meeting Thursday. However, members said they want Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to re-evaluate its health metrics and […]

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November 17, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Special Ed Students, Seniors, Juniors Would Be First to Return to In-Person Learning

Montgomery County Public Schools officials say they’ve had discussions regarding which students could be among the first to return to in-person learning when phases begin. If health metrics are met, MCPS officials say the district will start to bring some students back for in-person instruction beginning January 12, 2021. Students in specific special education and Career […]

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November 16, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS se está Preparando para un Posible Retorno al Aprendizaje en Persona

El superintendente de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), Dr. Jack Smith, realizó el lunes una sesión informativa virtual para los medios con el fin de discutir los planes para el regreso gradual de los estudiantes al aprendizaje en persona, a partir de enero de 2021. Los funcionarios de MCPS dicen que solo […]

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November 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

School Superintendent: MCPS Prepping for Potential Return to In-Person Learning

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith held a virtual media briefing on Monday to discuss plans for students’ phased return to in-person learning starting in January of 2021. MCPS officials say they will only move forward with plans if key health metrics are met. A virtual option will be available for families who choose not to return […]

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