Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith

January 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Superintendente de MCPS Jack Smith se Jubilará el 1 de Junio

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) anunciaron el jueves que el Superintendente Jack Smith se jubilará a partir del 1 de junio. Smith se ha desempeñado como superintendente de MCPS desde julio de 2016 y actualmente lleva un año en su segundo mandato. Antes de unirse a la comunidad de MCPS, había trabajado […]

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January 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith to Retire June 1

Montgomery County Public Schools announced Thursday that Superintendent Jack Smith will retire effective June 1. Smith has served as superintendent for MCPS since July 2016 and is currently one year into his second term. Before joining the MCPS community he had worked as a lifelong educator as a teacher, principal, and former interim state superintendent […]

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January 13, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Education Seeks More Community Input on School Resource Officer Program

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously for MCPS officials to go back into the community to seek additional input regarding the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program. During a virtual board meeting on Tuesday, members discussed options including: keeping the existing SRO Program, getting rid of it, or modifying it. Some members have expressed […]

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December 22, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Reveals Priorities for FY 2022 Operating Budget

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith released his $2.7 billion recommendation for the Fiscal Year 2022 Operating Budget last week. Top funding priorities include: Enhancing staff capabilities in new ways to meet challenges amid the COVID-19 health crisis. Additional support for struggling learners and efforts to support students who have had a hard […]

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December 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Superintendent Proposes Decreased Budget for FY 2022 as Enrollment Drops

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith announced in a prerecorded video Thursday that he’s recommending a $2.7 billion operating budget for the fiscal year 2022. The budget is a 1.5% decrease and a $42.6 million decrease from the FY 2021 budget. Smith said the budget was developed recognizing the “profound” impact the coronavirus has had […]

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July 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS to Provide Virtual-Only Instruction Through January 29; Fall, Winter Sports Canceled

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith announced in a letter Tuesday that MCPS will provide virtual-only instruction for its first semester, which concludes on Jan. 21, 2021. “This decision includes the cancellation of all fall and winter sports,” Smith said. Smith said the decision was made following the guidance of Montgomery County […]

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July 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich and Gayles Detail Data, Criteria for Getting Back into Classrooms

The school year will begin with virtual learning for MCPS students on August 31. According to Superintendent Jack Smith, students are expected to start gradually returning to classrooms sometime in November, depending on the status of the COVID-19 health crisis. Meanwhile, county leaders say the process relies heavily on local case number data. During his […]

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July 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

10 Takeaways from MCPS’ Online Discussion About Its Recovery Plan

On Wednesday, Montgomery County Public Schools’ leadership team held a virtual conversation about about its coronavirus recovery plan for the upcoming academic year. On Saturday, MCPS released a 21-page report called “MCPS Fall 2020: Reimagine, Reopen, Recover,” detailing how its schools may operate in the fall. The report is subject to changes depending on the […]

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May 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Public Schools to Stay Closed Remainder of Academic Year

Maryland Public Schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic 2019-2020 school year. Online learning will continue and students will not return to campuses because of the coronavirus. The announcement was made Wednesday at a news conference with Gov. Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon. Salmon said, “After extensive discussions with […]

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March 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Online Learning Starts March 30, Chromebook Distribution Begins Thursday

Montgomery County Public Schools is preparing its move to online learning on March 30. Jack Smith, superintendent of MCPS, said in a video following the statewide announcement that Maryland Public Schools will remain closed through April 24, MCPS will start distributing Chromebooks to students in need starting Thursday. In an email to families on Thursday, […]

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