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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July 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Smith Says He Understands Families’ Choices As MCPS Enrollment is Below Projection 

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said fewer new students have enrolled in the school system than MCPS projected.  On Tuesday, Smith announced that the first semester of the 2020-21 academic year, beginning Aug. 31 and ending on Jan. 21, 2021, will be virtual-only instruction. During a media briefing Wednesday he said […]

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April 23, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

MCPS Reaches Agreement for Building of Kelley Park Elementary School

The Board of Education has come to an agreement regarding the construction of a new elementary school and shared amenities on Kelley Park in Gaithersburg. The board and the City of Gaithersburg agreed to a property transfer in order to build the elementary school on parts of Kelley Park. The building of the new school […]

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September 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Sept. 1-7

Our stories Top 10 stories over the past week ran the gamut: From Dr. Jack Smith’s salary increase to a political story involving Republican county executive candidate Robin Ficker and the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce.

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September 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery College Expects Dip in Enrollment

Montgomery College, which started this week, expects the 2017-18 enrollment to slip about 2 percent and 3 percent from last year, campus spokesman Marcus Rosano said. The decline is due in large part to the improving economy, he said. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Rosano describes how the college will handle the dip in enrollment, as […]

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March 15, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Leventhal on Property Tax Hike (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett released his recommended FY17 operating budget today, and it includes a property tax hike. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Councilmember George Leventhal shares his thoughts on the proposed tax increase:

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October 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 13, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Oct. 13, in Montgomery County: 1. Check it out: Montgomery County’s website has a new look. 2. The Board of Education meets today and one of the topics on the agenda is the district’s growing enrollment. There are currently more than 156,000 students enrolled. That’s about 2,500 […]

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September 1, 2015 | Aline Barros

School Officials Hope To Better Engage With Spanish-Speaking Families (VIDEO)

Bienvenida a los estudiantes or Welcome students– that’s the first message parents, teachers, and students will see at Montgomery County Public Schools new Spanish website. MCPS also launched on Tuesday a Facebook page, and mobile app- all in Spanish- to develop a better relationship with the Latino population. “MCPS is committed to finding more innovative and effective […]

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August 31, 2015 | Aline Barros

County Leaders Kick Off First Day of School at Wheaton Woods (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools officials welcomed more than 156,000 students on the first day of school. That’s the largest enrollment in the district’s history. At a news conference to kick off the first day, local leaders discussed the need for more school construction funding.    

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August 31, 2015 | Aline Barros

Wheaton Woods Principal Says “It’s Time That We Get A New Facility” (VIDEO)

Wheaton Woods Elementary School in Rockville is expected to get a brand new building by August 2017. David Chia, the school’s principal, said the facility’s core capacity is under 400 students. “We’re well over 550 students,” he said. Take a look:

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