Overcrowding

January 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Postponed Boundary Analysis Meeting Rescheduled for Jan. 23

The MCPS districtwide boundary analysis meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 7 at Walter Johnson High School (WJHS), but postponed by snow, has a new date. The re-scheduled meeting will now take place on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 7-9 pm at WJHS. The boundary analysis is meant to assess MCPS’ geographic boundaries by evaluating student demographics, […]

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November 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

Council Takes Straw Vote on Subdivision Staging Policy (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council has taken a straw vote on the proposal that amends the county’s development impact tax for transportation and school improvements. Susan Kenedy has more on the subdivision staging policy. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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August 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

MCPS Welcomes Largest Enrollment in the District’s History (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomed the largest enrollment in the district’s history today. According to MCPS officials, the enrollment is now over 159,000 students which is 2,500 more students than last year. MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith began the first day of school at the Clarksburg Bus Depot on Aug. 29. That’s where 204 buses […]

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August 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

One on One with the Student Member of the Board of Education (VIDEO)

A senior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Eric Guerci is serving his second term as the student member of the Board of Education. And this school year, he has new voting privileges. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports.

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October 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 19, in Montgomery County

Bundle up: A Freeze Warning remains in effect for Montgomery County until 9 a.m. today. Here are five more things to know today, Oct. 19, in Montgomery County: 1. The artists responsible for the Capital Crescent Trail retaining wall mural will be honored at noon today at the Bethesda Safeway. 2. City of Rockville officials […]

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August 21, 2015 | Aline Barros

Board of Education Approves Construction of Middle School in Kensington (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously approved on Aug. 20 construction of a middle school in Kensington. According to school officials, the project cost $48 million is could begin as soon as mid-September with an expected opening day of August 2017. In this MyMCMedia Extra, BOE Vice President Michael Durso said, “We are moving […]

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February 18, 2015 | Krista Brick

Rachel Carson Elementary, ablue ribbon school, in Montgomery County , Maryland

Rachel Carson Petition Calls for New Elementary School in Lakelands

One Gaithersburg elementary school community is so concerned about overcrowding at the school it is making an unusual request to the county to allow developers nearby to submit plans that call for more housing to be built there. The petition being circulated by the Rachel Carson Elementary Capacity discussion group, including members of the school’s PTA, actually […]

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November 5, 2014 | Aline Barros

Board of Education To Talk About Superintendent Starr CIP Recommendation

The Montgomery County Board of Education is expected to meet on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. to talk about Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr recommendation that $220.8 million be added to the district’s current six-year school construction plan in order to address significant space needs in the school system. The proposed amendments would increase […]

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October 29, 2014 | Krista Brick

photo of Joshua Starr

Superintendent Asks for $220.8 Million Increase for School Construction Projects

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr is recommending that $220.8 million be added to the district’s current six-year school construction plan in order to address significant space needs in the school system. The proposed amendments would increase the Fiscal Year 2015-2020 Capital Improvements Program budget to $1.75 billion from the $1.53 billion plan approved […]

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March 6, 2014 | Staff Writer

County Video Highlights Overcrowding in Schools (Video)

A new video featuring Montgomery County Public Schools administrators, principals, teachers and students emphasizes the County’s need for additional school construction funding. The County Council and County Executive Isiah Leggett have joined in asking the Maryland General Assembly to provide additional State funding for school construction. The Council is now reviewing the County Executive’s proposal […]

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