MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith

March 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Escuelas Públicas de Maryland Cierran hasta el 24 de Abril

Todas las escuelas públicas de Maryland están cerradas por cuatro semanas adicionales, hasta el 24 de abril. La superintendente estatal Karen Salmon anunció la decisión en una conferencia de prensa, el miércoles. El 12 de marzo, el gobernador Larry Hogan anunció que las escuelas permanecerían cerradas hasta el 27 de marzo para frenar la propagación […]

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March 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne and Maryam Shahzad

All Maryland Public Schools Closed Until April 24

All Maryland public schools are closed for an additional four weeks until April 24. State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced the decision at a press conference Wednesday. On March 12, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that schools would be closed through March 27 to slow the spread of COVID-19. “I know how incredible difficult this last couple […]

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March 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 20 in Montgomery County

Cloudy early with a high temperature of 78 degrees and isolated showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon, check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know for March 20 in Montgomery County: 1. Coronavirus Latest: Click here to see the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County. 2. Walter Johnson High School Fundraiser:  […]

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March 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Michael Bruen hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes: County Executive Marc Elrich gives a Coronavirus update. Census invitations are in the mail. County Executive and the Council present Women’s History Month proclamations. A new bill provides restrictions to the county’s e-scooter program. […]

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March 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 13 in Montgomery County

Cloudy early with a high temperature of 71 degrees, check out the weather forecast. Here’s your Friday the 13th edition of the five things you need to know in Montgomery County: 1. Maryland Public Health Emergency:   Gov. Larry Hogan announced sweeping changes in response to the state’s first case of the coronavirus spreading within the community […]

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February 11, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County School Board Offers Superintendent Jack Smith New Contract

Superintendent Jack R. Smith was offered a new contract Monday after Montgomery County’s school board voted unanimously in favor of the action. Smith has been the superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools since July of 2016. The new contract would extend his position through 2024. Smith currently has a base pay of $290,000 a year. […]

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December 18, 2019 | Staff Writer

MCPS To Host Virtual Presentation on 2021 Operating Budget

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith will host a Virtual Community Conversation regarding the FY 2021 Operating Budget on Wednesday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m. MCPS leadership will answer questions about the budget during the live program which will broadcast live on the MCPS website and on MCPS TV (Comcast 34-HD 998, Verizon 36 and […]

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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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November 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Announces Meetings for Districtwide Boundary Analysis

During his monthly press conference, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith announced upcoming meetings for families to weigh in on the MCPS’s Districtwide Boundary Analysis study. The first hearing takes place Monday evening in the Board of Education’s hearing room, located at 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. There are more meetings about the boundary […]

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September 27, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Student Member of the Board Proposes That School Sports Count as P.E. Credit

Student Member of the Board (SMOB) Nate Tinbite proposed that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) give high school students the option to get half of their physical education (P.E.) requirement by joining a school sports team.  My resolution is simple – student athletes should be able to earn a PE credit for their hard work […]

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