Michael Durso

March 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, March 8, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 8, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s International Women’s Day as well as “A Day Without a Woman.” Prince George’s County has closed schools, but Montgomery County Public Schools are open. 2. For International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, distinguished social theorist Patricia Hill Collins presents “Black Feminism, […]

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February 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Superintendent and BOE Respond to Trump Administration’s Decision

Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) President Michael Durso and Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent (MCPS) Jack Smith released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s decision to rescind federal protections for transgender students in schools: “The Montgomery County Board of Education and Montgomery County Public Schools reaffirm our commitment to providing a […]

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February 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

School Board Adopts Fiscal 2018 Operating Budget Request (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Board of Education adopted a $2.52 billion operating budget request for fiscal 2018 on Tuesday, $64.24 million more than the previous year. Fiscal year 2018 begins July 1. The board will submit its budget request to County Executive Isiah Leggett and the County Council by March 1. Leggett is expected to release […]

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December 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report this Week (VIDEO)

In this special edition of County Report This Week, Anqoinette Crosby takes a look back at some of the biggest stories of 2016 in Montgomery County.

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December 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Sets Calendar for 2017-18 School Year

The Board of Education adopted the calendar for the 2017-18 school year at its Dec. 13 meeting, according to a press release. School will begin on Tuesday Sept. 5 and the last day is scheduled for Thursday June 14. “We understand how important it is for out families to have a calendar as soon as […]

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December 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

Dozens of Student Leaders Meet with School Board Members (VIDEO)

More than 50 student leaders recently met with school board members to shares ideas and discuss issues impacting life in Montgomery County schools. Find out more in this report by MCPS-TV:

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December 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

Durso and Docca Reelected President and Vice President of School Board (PHOTOS)

The Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) members elected officers at today’s meeting and Michael Durso was re-elected president, while Judith Docca was elected vice president. Congrats to @mocoboe President Mike Durso & Vice President Dr. Judy Docca on their election as board officers! — MCPS (@MCPS) December 13, 2016 Congratulations to #Dr.Docca on election […]

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December 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

New School Board Members are Sworn in, Two Others Say Goodbye (VIDEO)

There are some new faces on the Montgomery County school board. Newly elected school board members Jeanette Dixon and Shebra Evans were sworn into office, alongside incumbent member Rebecca Smondrowski, on Dec. 1st at a Board of Education (BOE) meeting in Rockville. They join Michael Durso, Judith Docca, Patricia O’Neill, Jill Ortman-Fouse and student member […]

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October 11, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery County Board of Education Seeking Waiver to Start School Before Labor Day

The Montgomery County Board of Education has approved a resolution to ask the state of Maryland for a waiver to start school next year before Labor Day. If the waiver is approved, the 2017-2018 school calendar will begin on Aug. 28 and conclude by June 15. Back in August, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued an […]

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September 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Governor Signs Executive Order Requiring Public Schools to Begin After Labor Day (VIDEO)

At a news conference in Ocean City this week, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order requiring all public schools begin after Labor Day, and end by June 15th, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. Alongside the governor was Comptroller Peter Franchot who has pushed for this idea, “Let Summer Be Summer,” for years. […]

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