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May 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

Contest Challenges Students to be a ‘Councilmember for a Day’

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice’s office is accepting entries in the 2019 Councilmember for a Day Challenge from now through June 14. This is the fourth year Rice will host the winner of the contest as an honorary Councilmember for a Day. Rice, who serves as the chair of the Council’s Education Committee, is asking […]

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April 16, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Workgroup to Explore Ways to Combat Rise in Youth Vaping

Montgomery County health officials are suggesting increased education and awareness surrounding vaping to confront the rising use of e-cigarettes among teenagers and young adults. “Vaping can be extremely dangerous for adolescents and young adults due to ongoing brain development,” county health officer Dr. Travis Gayles said in a statement. “Vaping devices can contain high levels […]

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February 19, 2019 | Michelle Queen

No School on Wednesday Because of Snow

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials announce schools and offices will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 20 due to the winter storm. According to the MCPS website, all school and community activities in school buildings are also canceled Wednesday. Childcare centers located in school buildings will also be closed. IMPORTANT: Montgomery County Public Schools and offices […]

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February 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Announces Two Hour Delay Monday

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials have announced a two-hour delay Monday, Feb. 11  because of weather conditions. According to the MCPS website, bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. All field trips are canceled Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at […]

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January 29, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Update: Schools are Closed Wednesday

UPDATE:  Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials have announced schools are closed Wednesday, Jan. 30 due to current travel conditions in some portions of the county and anticipated emergency weather conditions this afternoon. All school and community activities in school buildings are also canceled. Childcare programs in school buildings may open after 10:30 a.m.   MCPS […]

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January 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Offers Assistance to Furloughed Residents Struggling Financially

The City of Gaithersburg has adopted a resolution which allows “fee waivers for its residents, providing them free access to select recreation programs during the shut-down period.” Gaithersburg residents who are struggling financially—because they are either a furloughed government employee or a federal contractor—are eligible to use the waiver. In a press release, Gaithersburg Mayor […]

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January 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Announces Two Hour Delay for Tuesday

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials have announced a two-hour delay Tuesday, Jan. 15  because of weather conditions. An announcement will be made by 7 a.m. if the school system decides to close. According to the MCPS website, bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning […]

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January 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

UPDATE: Montgomery County Public Schools and Offices Close Monday, Jan. 14

UPDATE Monday, Jan. 14: Administrative offices are now closed Monday rather than operating on a two-hour delay due to emergency weather conditions. All school and community activities in school buildings are canceled, including childcare. Montgomery County Public Schools are closed Monday, Jan. 14 because of emergency weather conditions. All school and community activities in school buildings […]

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January 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Will Provide Meals to Students Financially Hurt by Government Shutdown

Montgomery County Public Schools has announced that students whose parents or guardians are furloughed because of the federal government shutdown are eligible to receive meals through the Dine With Dignity program. The program started this past November and allows students with a negative balance in their dining account to still enjoy breakfast or lunch at […]

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December 5, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Board of Education Seeks Comment on Four Education Policies

The Board of Education wants to know what Montgomery County residents think about four education policies. Indeed, the policies range from the board’s ethical practices to student rights regarding engaging in political activities during school hours. Here’s an overview of the policies for which they are seeking feedback. Board Policy BBB, Ethics This policy aims […]

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