Montgomery County Board of Education

April 30, 2021 | Molly Work

Nick Asante at school board meeting

Asante Reflects on Tenure as Student Member of the Board During Pandemic

Nick Asante, 18, is a long-time fan of singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Although he joked that his friends make fun of him for it, he’s a proud “Swiftie” — so much so that he took to Reddit to pen an elaborate fan theory about Swift’s 2020 album “Folklore.” Asante, or tswiftconspiracist13 as he’s known on Reddit, […]

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March 25, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, March 25, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, March 25, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.MCPS Community Update: Montgomery County Public Schools released a community update following the Board of Education’s recent discussion on MCPS’ reopening plan and what’s ahead. The Board voted to speed up the current timeline for the return of student groups. See the […]

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March 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS School Board Votes to Combine Last Two Reopening Phases 

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Montgomery County Board of Education accelerated the phase-in plan when it comes to in-person learning by combining Phases 2.1 and 2.2.  Now, grades 7 and 10 will phase in by April 19, joining grades 8, 9 and 11. Originally, grades 7 and 10 were scheduled to return by April […]

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March 6, 2021 | Molly Work

Board of Education

Community Members Debate Police Removal From Schools

The Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) held a public hearing Tuesday in which community members shared pre-recorded statements debating the continued presence of police in schools, otherwise known as the School Resource Officer (SRO) program. The vast majority of speakers, 24 out of 31, emphatically called for the district to terminate the SRO program […]

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March 4, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, March 4, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, March 4 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. COVID-19 Vaccine Information: Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Clinics are currently vaccinating  groups 1A (all tiers) and 1B (Tier 1: ages 75 and up). Preregistration is open for groups 1A,1B, and 1C. Click here for additional information. […]

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March 3, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Propone Opciones para el Calendario Escolar 2021-22

El Comité de Gestión de Políticas de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) ha propuesto tres opciones de calendario para el próximo año escolar 2021-2022. Los dos primeros escenarios requerirían que los estudiantes regresaran a la escuela antes del Día del Trabajo y el tercero comenzaría el año escolar después del fin de […]

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March 3, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

MCPS Proposes Calendar Options for 2021-22 School Year

Montgomery County Public Schools’ Policy Management Committee has proposed three calendar options for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. The first two scenarios would require students to return to school before Labor Day and the third would begin the school year after the holiday weekend. If either of the first two options are approved, classes will […]

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February 25, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

MCPS Inks Largest Electric School Bus Deal in Country

Montgomery County Public Schools will replace 326 of its diesel school buses with electric ones over the next four years, starting the largest school district project in the country to switch out combustion-engine vehicles. The county’s board of education approved a $1.3 million annual contract Tuesday with the Massachusetts-based Highland Electric Transportation Inc. for use […]

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February 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Holds Public Hearing Thursday on Fate of School Resource Officers

A virtual public hearing concerning whether to prohibit the Montgomery County Police Department from having officers in public schools is set for Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. Councilmembers Will Jawando and Hans Riemer sponsored the bill that calls for the removal of school resource officers (SRO). There are 23 such officers stationed in county schools. […]

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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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