Jill Ortman-Fouse

November 5, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

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Ortman-Fouse: Voting is ‘Fundamental to the Backbone of our Democracy’

Former Montgomery County School Board member Jill Ortman-Fouse traveled to North Carolina, where she was raised and attended school, to help make sure that anyone whose mail in ballot was questioned had the opportunity to fix it and have the vote counted. After knocking on “dozens and dozens of doors,” she said she realized that […]

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February 24, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Hogan Subject of Ethics Complaint

Susan Heltemes hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Heltemes and the panel discuss: The Maryland General Assembly is working on numerous pieces of legislation. A record number of candidates are running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. A government watchdog group filed an ethics complaint against Governor Larry Hogan. This […]

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September 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Vape Store Restrictions, Racial Equity and Social Justice Act

Susan Heltemes hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Heltemes and the panel discuss proposed County legislation regarding vape stores, the two rallies held in Rockville on September 24, and proposed racial equity and social justice legislation. This week’s panel of political observers features Jill Ortman-Fouse, Laurie Halverson, Elbridge James, […]

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April 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Community Members Divided Over Montgomery School Boundary Analysis

More than 100 Community Members Offer Feedback on School Boundaries at Kennedy High School Montgomery County Public Schools’ second boundary assessment community conversation at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring brought out students activists, parents, and teachers. Derek Turner, a spokesperson for MCPS, estimates that between 65 to 70 people attended the first […]

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August 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

To Fight STDs, Condoms to Be Offered in Some High Schools

Health centers in Montgomery County high schools will be offering condoms to counteract the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases seen in a decade, the county Health Department announced Monday morning. The condoms are part of a prevention, education and treatment strategy, said Mary Anderson, a department spokeswoman. Chlamydia cases rose by 17.5 percent from […]

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April 12, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

New Rockville Elementary School Named

At a recent meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Education selected a name for Richard Montgomery Elementary School #5. The Board voted to name the new school after Bayard Rustin, a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and a gay rights activist. This name however, was not the first choice selected by the school’s naming […]

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April 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

MCPS Will Seek Public Input Before Moving with New Curriculum

Montgomery County Public Schools will seek out input from parents and school system employees before it drafts a request for proposals for a new elementary school curriculum. “We want some feedback from the community,” MCPS spokesman Derek Turner said. That feedback, he said, would ensure “we’re getting the right product for our community.” In the […]

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February 25, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Ortman-Fouse to Use Public Election Fund

School board member Jill Ortman-Fouse, who on Friday announced she was giving up that seat to run for an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council, said she planned to use the public election fund to finance her campaign. “I do believe I have a pretty large network of people who have seen my work. […]

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February 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Ortman-Fouse Says She’s Seeking Council Seat

Jill Ortman-Fouse, who was seeking her first re-election to the Montgomery County Board of Education, has decided to forgo that seat, endorse the man who was seeking to challenge her and run instead for an at-large seat for County Council. Ortman-Fouse made the announcement on Facebook on Friday. “I know there are about 30 candidates […]

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September 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Advice for Students From Montgomery County School Board Members (VIDEO)

The first day of school is often the most memorable. For some students, it’s the start of a new educational journey. And for other students, it’s a day filled with anticipation as they begin to count down the days until graduation to embark on their next venture. “There’s nothing quite like the first day of […]

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