Montgomery County Board of Education

October 22, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Invites Public to Share Input for Superintendent Search

Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education announced that they have begun a national search for a new MCPS superintendent. The new superintendent would officially begin on July 1, 2022. The Board of Education will start reviewing a slate of candidates in January. The Board of Education is partnering with the search board Hazard, Young, Attea […]

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September 30, 2021 | Ceoli Jacoby

Board of Education Facing Lawsuit Over Vaccine Mandate

The Center for American Liberty is bringing suit against the Montgomery County Board of Education on behalf of an anonymous administrative employee, who claims that the Board’s vaccine mandate is violating his religious freedoms. The employee, who is listed in the lawsuit under the pseudonym “John Doe,” is a Christian. His job reportedly requires minimal […]

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September 24, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Data Shows Some MCPS Students Experienced Learning Loss This Past Year

Local education leaders say data shows that some Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have experienced learning loss since the start of the pandemic. “Some groups such as our low-income students, our Hispanic and African American students, our English learners, have decreased a lot of gains in this past year,” said MCPS Board of Education […]

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September 10, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Mandates Vaccinations for Student-Athletes in Winter, Spring Sports

Montgomery County Public Schools sent a letter to the community on Thursday announcing several updates to the schools’ coronavirus response. One update dealt with students, ages 12 and up, planning to participate in winter and spring athletics. Moving forward they will be required to get the coronavirus vaccine. In the letter, MCPS outlined seven pieces […]

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September 8, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich: County is Happy to Provide More COVID-19 Testing for Schools

On Tuesday, Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education sent a letter to County Executive Marc Elrich as more than 1,000 students and teachers have had to quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19, one week into the academic year. The school board wrote to Elrich asking for his direct involvement in supporting MCPS’ efforts to […]

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August 30, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Kicks Off School Year; Nearly 160,000 Students Return to In-Person Learning

Monday marked the first day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). Nearly 160,000 students returned to classrooms, while about 3,000 remained on the virtual learning platform. MCPS officials say there are several precautions to ensure the safety of all students and staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic. At Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, […]

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August 24, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Superintendente Interina de MCPS: ‘La Salud y la Seguridad son Nuestra Primera Prioridad’

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) darán la bienvenida a más de 160,000 estudiantes la próxima semana cuando comience el año escolar. Aproximadamente 3,500 de esos estudiantes solicitaron ingresar a la academia virtual del sistema escolar, según funcionarios de MCPS. Mientras tanto, la tabla de datos del condado de Montgomery muestra que los […]

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August 24, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Interim Superintendent Dr. McKnight: ‘Health and Safety Is Our First Priority’

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will welcome more than 160,000 students next week when the school year kicks off. About 3,500 of those students applied for the school system’s virtual academy, according to MCPS officials. Meanwhile, the Montgomery County Data Dashboard shows that COVID-19 cases are increasing as the Delta variant runs rampant. MCPS Interim […]

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August 24, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

School Board Resumes In-Person Public Comment During Meeting

The Montgomery County Board of Education held a meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The main topics of discussion on the agenda included public comments and the “Fall Return to School.” The board resumed in-person comments for the first time since the pandemic. Seven people commented in person, while eleven residents submitted video presentations. Public comment consisted […]

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July 21, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Face Mask Guidance For Upcoming School Year Expected Next Week

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials say they continue to work closely with local and state health officials to determine face mask guidance and other health and safety practices for the fall. The school district will provide plans surrounding face coverings for the upcoming school year to the Board of Education next week. MCPS Communications […]

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