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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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 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Week In Review (VIDEO)

Fred Evans hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include Shane Rock, Elaine Apter, Charlotte Davis, and Henry Hailstock. Evans and the panel discuss an innovative program to assist families experiencing poverty with Shane Rock of Interfaith Works, transportation with Elaine Apter of the League of Women Voters, the work of the Rural […]

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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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May 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Week In Review (VIDEO)

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include Jane de Winter, Jessica Hall, Joshua Kurtz, and Stuart Rosenthal. Mooers and the panel discuss the work of the Montgomery County Council of PTAs with Jane de Winter, scams that target elderly with prosecutor Jessica Hall of the State’s Attorney’s office, the […]

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May 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Transportation Issues Dominate Berliner’s News Briefing (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters on Monday morning for his weekly briefing about local issues and the Council’s upcoming agenda. “Today is the first day of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, it is the month of May, and tomorrow we will be having a special session that really recognizes how […]

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