MCPS Board of Education

November 16, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS se está Preparando para un Posible Retorno al Aprendizaje en Persona

El superintendente de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), Dr. Jack Smith, realizó el lunes una sesión informativa virtual para los medios con el fin de discutir los planes para el regreso gradual de los estudiantes al aprendizaje en persona, a partir de enero de 2021. Los funcionarios de MCPS dicen que solo […]

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November 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

School Superintendent: MCPS Prepping for Potential Return to In-Person Learning

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith held a virtual media briefing on Monday to discuss plans for students’ phased return to in-person learning starting in January of 2021. MCPS officials say they will only move forward with plans if key health metrics are met. A virtual option will be available for families who choose not to return […]

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October 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Football Coaches Request Flexibility for In-Person Conditioning

Montgomery County Public Schools Football Coaches Association is urging the Board of Education and County Executive Mark Elrich to allow more flexibility when it comes to in-person workouts. Twenty-four football coaches from different MCPS high schools signed off on a letter from the association to Elrich and the school board requesting the officials to “provide […]

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October 7, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

MCPS High School Principals Support Keeping School Resource Officers

Montgomery County high school principals are unanimously in support of keeping the School Resource Officer (SRO) program in place, according to a Board of Education meeting on Monday. In June 2020, MCPS formed a community workgroup to review the School Resource Officer program. The program currently places county police officers in all 26 Montgomery County […]

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August 28, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan to School Boards Not Planning on in Class Instruction: ‘That is Not Acceptable’

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday that thanks to improving COVID-19 metrics, all jurisdictions in Maryland are able to safely reopen schools for in-person learning. State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon agreed with Hogan and said school systems should re-evaluate their plans by the end of the first quarter, especially those that plan to stay virtual into […]

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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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