Montgomery County Board of Education

January 6, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Education Request ‘Essential’ Status for Teachers Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

The Montgomery County Board of Education sent a letter to Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday advocating that all Maryland pre-kindergarten through grade 12 educators be considered essential for receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1B. “Providing the early vaccination of those entrusted with educating and caring for Maryland’s students will ensure a safe and speedy […]

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December 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

School Board Postpones Vote on Final Reopening Plan

The Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously postponed its vote on a final school reopening plan until Dec. 15. The school board was scheduled to take final action on a phased return to in-person learning at a meeting Thursday. However, members said they want Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to re-evaluate its health metrics and […]

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December 3, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 3, in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Dec. 3, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1.Board of Education Meeting: The Montgomery County Board of Education is having a virtual meeting today starting at 9:00 a.m. Items on the agenda include ‘Opening Schools in Recovery of Education,’ where they will vote on the possible phased return […]

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December 1, 2020 | Staff Writer

Newly Elected, Re-Elected Board of Education Members Sworn In

The Montgomery County Board of Education held an outdoor swearing in ceremony for the three recently elected members. Newly elected member of the BOE Lynne Harris (At-Large) and re-elected members Shebra L. Evans (District 4) and Rebecca Smondrowski (District 2) was sworn in on Tuesday outside of the Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville. MCPS-TV […]

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November 12, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Phased Return to In-Person Learning for MCPS Students Being Discussed

Montgomery County Board of Education tentatively approved Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) framework for students to return to in-person learning starting in January. According to an MCPS community update letter, the framework was presented to the Board of Education on November 6. It included the district’s plan for a phased return to in-person learning. Montgomery County […]

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November 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 10, in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, Nov. 10 and it is the Marine Corps birthday. The military branch turns 245 years-old. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9 a.m. Here’s a look at the agenda for the meeting. The council will vote on reinstating […]

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November 5, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

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Ortman-Fouse: Voting is ‘Fundamental to the Backbone of our Democracy’

Former Montgomery County School Board member Jill Ortman-Fouse traveled to North Carolina, where she was raised and attended school, to help make sure that anyone whose mail in ballot was questioned had the opportunity to fix it and have the vote counted. After knocking on “dozens and dozens of doors,” she said she realized that […]

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November 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

School Board President Evans Says Members Will Discuss Reopening Plans This Week

Shebra Evans, President of the Montgomery County Board of Education, is running for re-election in District 4. Her opponent is  Steve Solomon. MyMCMedia spoke with Evans while she was out campaigning on Election Day. She said safety is the first priority for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students and staff. She also said the school […]

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November 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Board of Education Candidate Harris Says MCPS Needs a School Reopening Plan

Montgomery County Board of Education at-large candidate Lynne Harris campaigned Tuesday to tell voters why she is the right choice for school board. Harris is running against Sunil Dasgupta. MyMCMedia spoke with Harris about her perspective on school reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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September 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 10, in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Sept. 10, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. COVID-19 Testing: The county is providing free COVID-19 testing today at the White Oak Community Rec Center from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the Silver Spring Civic Building from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Do you need a #COVID19 […]

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