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February 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 27 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Education Budget Meeting: There will be an education budget meeting tonight at E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting is hosted by Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools […]

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February 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Superintendent Says Schools Are Not ‘Desensitized’ to Hate

Jack Smith, the superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools, addressed the recent acts of hate that have occurred in the high schools. Since December, there have been four known instances of hate at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, and Winston Churchill High School in Potomac. Richard Montgomery’s principal confirmed that in January, the school […]

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February 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Students Now Required to Attend School June 5

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said at a press conference Tuesday that, as of now, the last day of school is still June 14. Last Wednesday, schools were closed because of inclement weather for the fourth time during the academic calendar. Because MCPS has already used its three free snow days, the […]

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February 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 15, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Feb. 15, in Montgomery County: 1. Curious about who’s running for office in 2018? Candidates will begin filing paperwork on Feb. 28. 2. The Montgomery County Board of Education approved the superintendent’s operating budget proposal on Tuesday. The spending plan now goes to County Executive Ike Leggett and […]

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February 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 14, in Montgomery County

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here are five things to know today, Feb. 14, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Council meets today in Rockville. On its agenda are a discussion on preventing hate crimes and a follow-up on the county’s response to the Aug. 10 Silver Spring apartment fire. 2. The county Board of Education […]

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February 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Education Forums Scheduled Around County

Residents will get a chance to hear information and to offer comments on the programs and budgets of Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery College in a series of public forums that start Feb. 15, a county statement said. Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith and college President DeRionne Pollard will […]

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December 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Council President Berliner on School Funding (VIDEO)

Montgomery County President Roger Berliner responds to the FY 2018 Operating School Budget Recommendation by Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith. Smith is asking for an increase of roughly $62 million compared to the FY 2017 Operating Budget. In this MyMCMedia extra video, Berliner explains why it will not be an easy budget year for […]

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December 15, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

County Councilmember Craig Rice on Budget Recommendation by MCPS Superintendent (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice says the budget recommendation by Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith for the 2017-18 school year is a step in the right direction:  

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December 14, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Superintendent Jack Smith Recommends $2.52 Billion Operating Budget for FY 2018 (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith presented his FY 2018 Operating Budget goals for the school system on Monday, including a 2.5 percent budget increase over current funding. Smith recommends a total of $2,519,848,012 for 2018. This is an increase of $62,374,251 compared to the FY 2017 Operating Budget. The spending increase will be used to […]

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December 13, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 13, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Dec. 13, in Montgomery County: 1. Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford is scheduled to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for GlaxoSmithKline Global Vaccines U.S. Research & Development Center today in Rockville. 2. The Montgomery County Board of Education will be holding an all-day business meeting today. Superintendent Jack Smith […]

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