November 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Approves County’s Previously-Denied Waiver for Early Childcare Centers

After a second letter from Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon approved the county’s initially-rejected request asking to continue relaxed teacher-child ratios in early childcare facilities. “Since your first correspondence, we have seen Maryland reporting a seven-day positivity rate of 6.82% and a case rate of 30.9 per 100K,” Salmon said […]

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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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December 9, 2014 | Krista Brick

Starr Releases $2.4 Billion Recommended Operating Budget Request

Superintendent Joshua P. Starr is recommending a $2.4 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, which includes $103.6 million in additional spending that will allow Montgomery County Public Schools  to manage its continued growth, narrow achievement gaps, and prepare students for the future. Starr presented his recommendation to the Montgomery County Board of Education […]

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October 29, 2014 | Krista Brick

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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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September 10, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Pepco Asks Customers to Conserve Energy on 9/11

Updated The call for load reduction has been extended two hours and will be in effect through 8 p.m. This means that Pepco will cycle Energy Wise Rewards participants’ air conditioner compressors off for short intervals during these hours. It may take up to a half-hour after the event ends for air conditioners to resume […]

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