Montgomery County Board of Education

July 1, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Rising Senior Will Become Newest Member of Montgomery County Board of Education

The newest member of the Montgomery County Board of Education will be sworn in Thursday at the Montgomery County Circuit Court in Rockville. Nicholas Asante, a rising senior at Richard Montgomery High School, will become the 43rd Student Member of the Montgomery County Board of Education for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Asante was elected […]

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June 19, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Harris, Dasgupta Win School Board Primary for At Large Seats; Advance to November Ballot

It’s official. Lynne Harris and Sunil Dasgupta were the two top vote getters for the Montgomery County Board of Election at-large seat. Harris and Dasgupta now move onto the November election. According to unofficial results from the June 2 primary election, Harris won 29.2 percent of the vote, and Dasgupta earned 20.6 percent. Harris had […]

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May 18, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

‘We Lost a Giant Last Night’: Trailblazer on County Board of Education Dies

Odessa Shannon, the first African American woman elected to the Montgomery County Board of Education, passed away Sunday. She had been in hospice following a lengthy illness. “Today the council is heartbroken to learn about the loss of our extraordinary friend and county leader Odessa Shannon. Montgomery County is a more just and fairer place […]

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January 28, 2020 | Staff Writer

School Board Seeking Nominations for Distinguished Service Awards

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations from the public for its 23rd Annual Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education. The awards are sponsored by the Board to recognize and show appreciation to individuals (including students), groups and organizations that have made exemplary contributions to public education in Montgomery County. Nominations will […]

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January 9, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 9 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Jan. 9. 1. Planning Board Meets: The Planning Board meets at 9:30 a.m. at their Silver Spring headquarters. The meeting agenda may be found, here. Watch the meeting live, here. 2. Live Discussion with County Executive Marc Elrich: This online forum from 1 to 2 p.m. […]

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November 15, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Board of Education

Encuesta sobre Salario de la Junta Escolar de Montgomery

¿Cree que los miembros de la junta escolar merecen un aumento? La Asamblea General de Maryland estableció un nuevo panel, la Comisión de Compensación de la Junta de Educación del Condado de Montgomery, en octubre de 2018. Su trabajo es estudiar la compensación para los miembros de la junta escolar y hacer recomendaciones para los […]

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November 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Study Seeks Opinions on Montgomery County School Board Compensation

Do you think the the school board members deserve a raise? A new panel, the Montgomery County Board of Education Compensation Commission, was established by the Maryland General Assembly in October 2018. Its job is to study the compensation for school board members and make recommendations for changes every four years.  After receiving the commission’s […]

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September 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Employees Now Have Free Access to County Recreation Facilities

All full-time Montgomery County Public Schools employees officially have free and unlimited access to all county recreation and aquatics facilities. Councilmember Gabe Albornoz will hold a press conference Saturday morning at the Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center in Rockville to make the announcement formally. He’ll be joined by Recreation Director Robin Riley, […]

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September 17, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Navarro Presenta Programa de Equidad Racial para el Condado

La actual Presidenta del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, Nancy Navarro, presentó el proyecto de ley 27-19 en una conferencia de prensa el martes, que crearía un programa de equidad racial y justicia social para el gobierno del condado de Montgomery. Navarro ha encabezado el esfuerzo para crear una política sobre la equidad racial en […]

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September 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro to Introduce County-Wide Racial Equity Program

Nancy Navarro is introducing Bill 27-19 at a press conference Tuesday, which would create a racial equity and social justice program for Montgomery County government. Navarro has been spearheading the effort to create a policy about racial equity in the county since April 2018. Meanwhile, since March 2019, Navarro, County Executive Marc Elrich, and other […]

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