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September 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

School Bus Gets Stuck in ‘Sinkhole’, Several Students Removed With No Injuries 

Several students were safely evacuated after a school bus was stuck in a small “sinkhole” in Layhill, County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer shared. One person was evaluated but there were no injuries, he said. MCFRS responded to Leclair Court around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning and Piringer said the “sinkhole” was […]

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September 3, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

School Bus and Metro Bus Hit on New Hampshire Avenue Thursday

Multiple crashes occurred on New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring Thursday afternoon. The driver of a silver Mitsubishi was involved in all of the collisions, according to Montgomery County Police. According to police who responded at 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 3, the Mitsubishi driver’s car struck a vehicle while heading north on New Hampshire Avenue […]

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September 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

No Students Aboard School Bus in Silver Spring Crash

Two adults were evaluated for injuries Thursday afternoon following a collision on New Hampshire Avenue at Briggs Chaney Road in Silver Spring. According to a tweet from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Steve Mann, one person may have life-threatening injuries. The crash involved a car and a school bus with no students on […]

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August 31, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

First Day of School Plagued by Late and Overcrowded Buses

Montgomery County Public School parents and guardians snapped a lot of photos of their children stepping onto the school bus to begin a new school year Monday. Some of them also expressed frustration with school buses that didn’t arrive on time, were overcrowded or dropped their children off much later in the afternoon than expected. […]

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August 24, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

It’s the Law: Do Not Pass a Stopped School Bus

Beginning Aug. 30, those bright yellow school buses once again will be traveling throughout Montgomery County. For the safety of students entering and exiting, all vehicles must stop at least 20 feet from a school bus when its flashing red lights are activated or the stop sign emerges. On all roads except divided highways with […]

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February 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Bethesda Start-Up, an Uber for Kids, Wants to Drive Your Child

As Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) begins to reopen its school buildings while still adhering to social distancing guidelines, some families may not be able to put their children on school buses, or may even be anxious to do so. RubiRides Founder Noreen Butler knows what it is like to have a busy schedule and […]

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July 10, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Así se Verían las Escuelas Públicas de Montgomery de Abrir sus Puertas en el Otoño

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS por sus siglas en inglés) están imaginando formas de implementar nuevas pautas de seguridad mientras se preparan para posiblemente reabrir sus escuelas en medio de la pandemia COVID-19. El primer día para el año académico 2020-2021 de MCPS, independientemente de si los estudiantes se reúnen virtualmente o […]

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July 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Issues Proposal for Fall 2020 School Teaching, Transportation

Montgomery County Public Schools released a 16-page booklet concerning best practices and ways to open schools this fall. The publication is called “Draft Guidance: Considerations for MCPS Fall 2020 Recovery.” The MCPS proposal suggests “blended virtual learning,” which would rotate when students are in the actual classrooms. Group A would be in school on Mondays […]

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July 9, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Offers Preview of How Schools Could Operate if Students Return to Classrooms

Montgomery County Public Schools is envisioning ways to implement new safety guidelines as they prepare to possibly re-open schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first day for the 2020-2021 MCPS academic year—regardless of whether students meet virtually or in-person—is August 31. During a media tour at College Gardens Elementary School in Rockville on Thursday, MCPS […]

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March 8, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Schools Open Monday; Officials Caution Misinformation on Social Media

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announce the district will be open Monday, March 9 and operating on a normal schedule. The school district is aware of fake posts circulating on social media suggesting schools will be closed due to the coronavirus. MCPS officials stress that any information about school closures or updates regarding the coronavirus […]

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