montgomery county public schools

January 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Concerned About State’s ‘Abrupt’ Change in Reopening Guidance

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) said it is deeply worried about Gov. Larry Hogan’s “abrupt” announcement urging all Maryland school districts to offer some form of in-person instruction by March 1. “While we appreciate the commitment to provide additional resources to assist local districts with reopening efforts, we are deeply concerned by the abrupt change […]

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January 22, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, Jan. 22, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Jan. 22 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. COVID-19 Vaccine Survey: Montgomery County would like your feedback during a continuous effort to provide residents with the most useful information and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic while developing a plan for vaccine outreach and distribution. The survey is completely […]

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January 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Superintendente de MCPS Jack Smith se Jubilará el 1 de Junio

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) anunciaron el jueves que el Superintendente Jack Smith se jubilará a partir del 1 de junio. Smith se ha desempeñado como superintendente de MCPS desde julio de 2016 y actualmente lleva un año en su segundo mandato. Antes de unirse a la comunidad de MCPS, había trabajado […]

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January 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith to Retire June 1

Montgomery County Public Schools announced Thursday that Superintendent Jack Smith will retire effective June 1. Smith has served as superintendent for MCPS since July 2016 and is currently one year into his second term. Before joining the MCPS community he had worked as a lifelong educator as a teacher, principal, and former interim state superintendent […]

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January 14, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS: Las Vacunas Infundirán Confianza en el Regreso a la Escuela

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) retrasaron el regreso a la instrucción en persona hasta el 15 de marzo de 2021 porque no se cumplieron las métricas de salud específicas. El superintendente de MCPS, Dr. Jack Smith, llevó a cabo el miércoles una sesión informativa virtual para los medios para discutir el plan […]

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January 13, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Hopeful Vaccines Will Instill Confidence for Students’ and Teachers’ Return to School

Montgomery County Public Schools delayed the return to in-person instruction until March 15, 2021 because specific health metrics have not been met. MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith held a virtual media briefing on Wednesday to discuss the plan for students’ return to in-person learning. School district officials shared their COVID-19 vaccination plan. People under the age of […]

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January 13, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Education Seeks More Community Input on School Resource Officer Program

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously for MCPS officials to go back into the community to seek additional input regarding the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program. During a virtual board meeting on Tuesday, members discussed options including: keeping the existing SRO Program, getting rid of it, or modifying it. Some members have expressed […]

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January 12, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Delays Conditional Return to In-Person Learning Until March 15

The return to in-person learning for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has been delayed from Feb. 1, to March 15, 2021, but only if health metrics are met or guidance on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution is adjusted. MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith, along with Deputy Superintendent Dr. Monifa McKnight, made recommendations regarding the return to […]

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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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December 22, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Reveals Priorities for FY 2022 Operating Budget

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith released his $2.7 billion recommendation for the Fiscal Year 2022 Operating Budget last week. Top funding priorities include: Enhancing staff capabilities in new ways to meet challenges amid the COVID-19 health crisis. Additional support for struggling learners and efforts to support students who have had a hard […]

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