Lynne Harris

November 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Board of Education Candidate Harris Says MCPS Needs a School Reopening Plan

Montgomery County Board of Education at-large candidate Lynne Harris campaigned Tuesday to tell voters why she is the right choice for school board. Harris is running against Sunil Dasgupta. MyMCMedia spoke with Harris about her perspective on school reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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September 30, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

School Board Candidate Apologizes for Comments in Blair Student Newspaper

Lynne Harris, a candidate for the at-large seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education, issued a statement Monday apologizing for comments she made to Silver Chips, the student newspaper for Montgomery Blair High School. On Sunday, the student newspaper published statements from Harris—as well as the opposing at-large school board candidate, Sunil Dasgupta—regarding the […]

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September 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

League of Women Voters to Host Virtual Forum for School Board Candidates Oct. 5

The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County (LWVMC) will host a virtual forum Oct. 5 for candidates running for Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education. The event will feature the following candidates: At-large candidates: Sunil Dasgupta and Lynne Harris; District 2 candidates: Michael Fryar and Rebecca Smondrowski; District 4 candidates: Shebra Evans and […]

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August 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Board of Education At-Large Candidates Offer Different Takes on Webcam Rule

On Tuesday the Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously approved a fall semester plan. Instruction will be all-virtual throughout the first semester, which ends Jan. 21, 2021. The plan includes on and off-screen learning. Online classes will be recorded, and students are required to keep their cameras on unless parents and students opt out. Some […]

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June 19, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Harris, Dasgupta Win School Board Primary for At Large Seats; Advance to November Ballot

It’s official. Lynne Harris and Sunil Dasgupta were the two top vote getters for the Montgomery County Board of Election at-large seat. Harris and Dasgupta now move onto the November election. According to unofficial results from the June 2 primary election, Harris won 29.2 percent of the vote, and Dasgupta earned 20.6 percent. Harris had […]

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June 11, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Harris, Dasgupta Still Ahead; Final School Board Results Expected Soon

As of 9 a.m. Thursday, Lynne Harris and Sunil Dasgupta remain the two top vote getters for the Montgomery County Board of Election at-large seat, according to unofficial results from the June 2 primary election. Harris won 29.8 percent of the vote, and Dasgupta earned 19.9 percent. Steve Austin was in third place, according to […]

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October 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Woman To Appear in Court for PTA Embezzlement

A Silver Spring woman is expected to plead guilty next month to embezzling nearly $40,000 from the Montgomery County Council of PTAs, court records show. Lisa Betts, 47, of Silver Spring will be in court Nov. 17 before Judge David Boynton, court records show. The charging documents say Betts agrees to pay full restitution, less […]

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May 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from April 28-May 4

Public safety news was the top story of the week, with the story of a man in Poolesville who pointed a gun at his landlord. Other top stories included Metro’s plans for the Shady Grove and Rockville stations, the Germantown homicide investigation, the story of a homeless woman, and the follow-up on a story about […]

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April 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

New MCCPTA President Says $10,000 in ‘Unaccounted’ Deposits Turn Up (VIDEOS)

The new president of the overarching body for Montgomery County PTAs says it received “unaccounted for deposits” reducing the amount of money lost by the organization to $29,000. The Financial Crimes Unit of Montgomery County police has opened an investigation into the Montgomery County Council of PTAs finances after a police report said the organization […]

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