MCPS Board of Education

July 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles Says ‘Realities Have Changed,’ In-School Learning is Not Safe

In-school learning is not a safe option right now, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said at a Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) media briefing Wednesday.  MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith announced Tuesday that the first semester of the 2020-21 academic year, beginning Aug. 31 and ending on Jan. 21, 2021, will be virtual-only […]

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July 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS to Provide Virtual-Only Instruction Through January 29; Fall, Winter Sports Canceled

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith announced in a letter Tuesday that MCPS will provide virtual-only instruction for its first semester, which concludes on Jan. 21, 2021. “This decision includes the cancellation of all fall and winter sports,” Smith said. Smith said the decision was made following the guidance of Montgomery County […]

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June 30, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Discuten dos Opciones para Otoño: Aprendizaje Híbrido y Totalmente Remoto

La Junta Escolar de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) y otros funcionarios discutieron dos opciones para el regreso a clases, en una reunión el lunes por la noche. La primera es una opción híbrida basada en la capacidad escolar. Los estudiantes rotarían en ir a la escuela para el aprendizaje cara a […]

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June 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

School Board and Officials Discuss Two Options for Fall: Hybrid and Fully Remote Learning

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) school board and other officials discussed two options for back-to-school at a meeting Monday evening.  The first is a hybrid option based on school capacity. Students would rotate into school for face-to-face learning while other students learned remotely, and switch.  The second option is a fully remote learning plan, […]

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June 18, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Richard Montgomery Students Petition to Change School Name

Some Richard Montgomery High School students are petitioning to replace the school’s name, the latest initiative amid an ongoing debate over county school names which began in 2019. In a change.org petition created Wednesday, members of the school’s Super Political Activism Club called on the MCPS Board of Education to replace the school’s namesake with […]

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May 12, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Federation of Republican Women Present Virtual Board of Education Forum

The Montgomery County Federation of Republican Women (MCFRW) hosts a virtual forum with candidates for the three Montgomery County Board of Education races from now through June 2. The forum presents an opportunity for area residents to view videos from School Board candidates from the safety of their homes. The primary election day is June […]

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May 4, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Council Reviews MCPS Capital Budget for FY21-26

The Montgomery County Council held a virtual work session on Monday to review the Capital Improvements Program Budget for Montgomery County Public Schools. The Board’s FY21-26 request totals $1.82 billion. This is $74.2 million (or 4.3 %) higher than the FY19-24 amended CIP of $1.74 billion according to county officials. County Board of Education President […]

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February 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Black History Month: MCPS Board of Education Voting Majority Makes History

For the first time, five of the eight MCPS Board of Education members are African American. MyMCMedia’s Jordan Lindsay has more details on what motivated each of them to serve as a voice for all students. With more than 165 thousand students across 208 schools, the entire board is passionate about the work they do […]

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December 4, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

2020-21 Montgomery County School Year to Start Before Labor Day

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will open before Labor Day next school year, for the first time since 2016.  On Dec. 3, the county school board unanimously approved that in the 2020-2021 school year, classes will start on Aug. 31, 2020 and end on June 16, 2021. Labor Day will fall on Sept. 7. The […]

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September 18, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Video: Racial Equity and Social Justice Policy Legislation Introduced

New legislation to create a Racial Equity and Social Justice Policy for Montgomery County has just been introduced. County Council President Nancy Navarro says Bill 27-19, the Racial Equity and Social Justice Act, will include establishing a Racial Equity and Social Justice Program and Executive Branch.

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