Shebra Evans

October 26, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

County Council Virtual Youth Town Hall Planned for Oct. 28

The Montgomery County Council will host a virtual Youth Town Hall meeting on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. with Montgomery County School Board President Shebra Evans and Student Member of the Board Nick Asante. They would like to learn more about the issues currently impacting young people across the county. The virtual Youth Town Hall […]

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September 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

League of Women Voters to Host Virtual Forum for School Board Candidates Oct. 5

The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County (LWVMC) will host a virtual forum Oct. 5 for candidates running for Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education. The event will feature the following candidates: At-large candidates: Sunil Dasgupta and Lynne Harris; District 2 candidates: Michael Fryar and Rebecca Smondrowski; District 4 candidates: Shebra Evans and […]

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June 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘I Feel Sick’: MCPS Officials Express Disgust About Sexual Assault, Harassment and Racism Allegations

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials expressed their disgust at a board meeting Monday toward recent allegations of sexual assault, harassment and racism made by current and former students. “When I read things by our African American students at schools where they have had really negative experiences and I read a lot of them over […]

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May 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders React to Hogan Vetoing Major Education Legislation

On Thursday, Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed several bills passed in the General Assembly, explaining, “it would be irresponsible to allow legislation that requires increasing spending to become law.” One of the bills Hogan vetoed included the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, which was recommended by the Kirwan Commission. The Blueprint was multibillion effort to overhaul the state’s […]

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May 4, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Council Reviews MCPS Capital Budget for FY21-26

The Montgomery County Council held a virtual work session on Monday to review the Capital Improvements Program Budget for Montgomery County Public Schools. The Board’s FY21-26 request totals $1.82 billion. This is $74.2 million (or 4.3 %) higher than the FY19-24 amended CIP of $1.74 billion according to county officials. County Board of Education President […]

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February 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Black History Month: MCPS Board of Education Voting Majority Makes History

For the first time, five of the eight MCPS Board of Education members are African American. MyMCMedia’s Jordan Lindsay has more details on what motivated each of them to serve as a voice for all students. With more than 165 thousand students across 208 schools, the entire board is passionate about the work they do […]

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February 11, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Education Adopts Fiscal Year 2021 Budget

MCPS Board of Education adopted the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget on Monday. President Shebra Evans says the Board voted unanimously to adopt a $2.805 billion budget for (FY) 2021 which is a $124.1 million or 4.6% increase from the (FY) ’20 budget. Evans added that the significant increase is focused around student population growth, and […]

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November 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

BOND Project to Host Annual Summit on Workforce Diversity Thursday

Initiative Will Highlight the Impact of Male Educators of Color on Male Students of Color The BOND (Building Our Network of Diversity) Project, an educator initiative in Montgomery County Public Schools, is hosting a summit on Thursday, Nov. 14 that will focus on the importance of workforce diversity, with a particular focus on the impact of male […]

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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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