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February 12, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

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Junta de Educación Adopta Presupuesto Fiscal 2021

La Junta de Educación de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) adoptó el presupuesto del año fiscal 2021, el lunes. La Junta votó por unanimidad para adoptar un presupuesto de $ 2.803 mil millones para el año fiscal 2021, que es un aumento de $ 124.1 millones o 4.6% del presupuesto del año […]

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February 11, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Education Adopts Fiscal Year 2021 Budget

MCPS Board of Education adopted the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget on Monday. President Shebra Evans says the Board voted unanimously to adopt a $2.805 billion budget for (FY) 2021 which is a $124.1 million or 4.6% increase from the (FY) ’20 budget. Evans added that the significant increase is focused around student population growth, and […]

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February 11, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County School Board Offers Superintendent Jack Smith New Contract

Superintendent Jack R. Smith was offered a new contract Monday after Montgomery County’s school board voted unanimously in favor of the action. Smith has been the superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools since July of 2016. The new contract would extend his position through 2024. Smith currently has a base pay of $290,000 a year. […]

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January 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 28 in Montgomery County

It is Tuesday, Jan. 28 and it’s National Data Privacy Day. Celebrate by going through the settings on your web browser and clearing your cookies. While you’re at it, check out your social media settings and review the information you’re agreeing to share with third party applications. The Washington Post made an explainer video to […]

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January 15, 2020 | Staff Writer

Officials Holding Two Community Forums on State of Education in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Council Education and Culture Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith, Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard, and The Universities at Shady Grove Executive Director Stewart Edelstein are hosting two community meetings to present the state of education in the county. The meetings are an opportunity to discuss academic […]

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November 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Announces Meetings for Districtwide Boundary Analysis

During his monthly press conference, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith announced upcoming meetings for families to weigh in on the MCPS’s Districtwide Boundary Analysis study. The first hearing takes place Monday evening in the Board of Education’s hearing room, located at 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. There are more meetings about the boundary […]

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October 7, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Publica Hallazgos Tras Agresión Sexual en La Escuela Damascus el Año Pasado

El Superintendente de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), Dr. Jack Smith, en conferencia de prensa el lunes, presentó una actualización del informe sobre la supervisión luego del horario escolar en las escuelas secundarias, esto tras el incidente en Damascus High School el año pasado. La agresión sexual de octubre de 2018, que […]

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September 25, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Makes It Easier to Be A Substitute Teacher

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced that substitute teacher applicants need only 60 college credits, or an associate’s degree, to qualify for the position. Previously, applicants needed a bachelor’s degree. With more substitute vacancies and student enrollment, it needs more substitute teachers, MCPS said. The changes are supposed to generate more substitutes in MCPS as […]

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September 17, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Navarro Presenta Programa de Equidad Racial para el Condado

La actual Presidenta del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, Nancy Navarro, presentó el proyecto de ley 27-19 en una conferencia de prensa el martes, que crearía un programa de equidad racial y justicia social para el gobierno del condado de Montgomery. Navarro ha encabezado el esfuerzo para crear una política sobre la equidad racial en […]

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September 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro to Introduce County-Wide Racial Equity Program

Nancy Navarro is introducing Bill 27-19 at a press conference Tuesday, which would create a racial equity and social justice program for Montgomery County government. Navarro has been spearheading the effort to create a policy about racial equity in the county since April 2018. Meanwhile, since March 2019, Navarro, County Executive Marc Elrich, and other […]

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