December 9, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

PTA President Weighs in on Debate Over Return to In-Person Learning

The Montgomery County Board of Education delayed its final vote for students’ return to in-person learning until Dec. 15. MCPS plans to bring students back for in-person instruction in phases beginning Jan. 12, 2021, if specific health metrics are met. While some local parents say the virtual learning platform is safe and has been working for […]

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July 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Parent Leader Reacts to Decision About Virtual-Only First Semester

Members of the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations are responding to MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith’s announcement on updates to the district’s Fall 2020 recovery plan. Dr. Smith announced on Wednesday that MCPS would remain in a virtual-only instructional model for the first semester and “the foreseeable future.” The plan will be reassessed in […]

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July 15, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Parents Respond to MCPS Re-Opening Recovery Efforts

Some parents are speaking out now that Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Jack Smith, announced the district’s initial considerations and plans for the upcoming school year. The MCPS Fall 2020:Reimagine, Reopen, Recover draft plan includes details of what the school system expects to happen when school starts on August 31 for all students. MCPS […]

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May 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County PTA Addresses New MCPS Online Learning Phase and Grading System

Montgomery County Public Schools recently entered Phase III of online learning for students. There’s also a new grading system in place. These are some of the educational adjustments both students and parents face during the COVID-19 health crisis. It’s been about two months since students have engaged in virtual learning, and MCPS officials say they have been providing enriching […]

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April 7, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hucker Conduce Reunión Virtual con Expertos sobre COVID-19

James Bridgers, Oficial Adjunto de Salud del Condado de Montgomery, espera que el coronavirus alcance su punto máximo en el área, entre del 29 de abril y principios de mayo, dijo Bridgers el lunes por la noche durante una reunión virtual conducida por el vicepresidente del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, Tom Hucker. Sin embargo, […]

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April 7, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Montgomery County Virtual Town Hall Covers All Things COVID-19

James Bridgers, Montgomery County Deputy Health Officer, expects this area’s novel coronavirus to peak around April 29 to early May, he said at Monday night’s virtual town hall conducted by Montgomery County Council Vice President Tom Hucker. However, Bridgers added that the date when the virus will peak and then begin slowing could change. As […]

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May 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

MCCPTA Encouraging Community to Use Resources That Raise Multi-Cultural Awareness

Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations [MCCPTA] is encouraging MCPS students, families, and staff to use resources that can help the community avoid discrimination and build multi-cultural awareness.     According to data from the Annual Report on School Safety and Security, there were several incidents categorized as hate in 2017-2018 school year.  To […]

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May 1, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

MCPS Holding LGBTQIA Forum

MCPS has partnered with the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (MCCPTA) to hold an LGBTQIA forum on May 18 at Wootton High School. The forum will be to open students, parents, faculty, and community members who would like to discuss issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or asexual (LGBTQIA) students in MCPS. […]

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February 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Hosts ‘Safety and Security Conversations’ Series

Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (MCCPTA) announced that it is hosting a series called “Safety and Security Conversations.” The first meeting was Thursday evening at the Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville. It featured Ed Clarke, the chief safety officer for MCPS, and Dr. Christina Conolly, the director of […]

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November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCCPTA Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $39,000 in Funds

Lisa Betts entered a guilty plea in a Montgomery County Circuit court Friday, according to Bethesda Magazine. Betts, a former MCCPTA treasurer, is charged with embezzlement for writing fraudulent checks. Court documents show the Silver Spring resident has paid back $10,000 of the $39,000 she allegedly took from the group. The MCCPTA posted a letter to […]

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