Board of Education

November 9, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, Nov. 9, In Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Nov. 9 and it’s World Freedom Day. Former President George W. Bush declared World Freedom Day as a federal observance to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9 a.m. The meeting starts with […]

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October 22, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Invites Public to Share Input for Superintendent Search

Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education announced that they have begun a national search for a new MCPS superintendent. The new superintendent would officially begin on July 1, 2022. The Board of Education will start reviewing a slate of candidates in January. The Board of Education is partnering with the search board Hazard, Young, Attea […]

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October 12, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, Oct. 12, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 12, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9 a.m. The council will issue a proclamation recognizing Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Tune in at 9:40 a.m. for a briefing on COVID-19. Here is a full look at the […]

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October 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Education Seeks Applicants for Patricia O’Neill’s Seat

The Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education (BOE) seeks candidates to fill the District 3 seat, which has been vacant since Patricia O’Neill’s death in September. District 3 includes parts of Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Kensington and Potomac. Applicants cannot work for the school system. Applications are due by Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. and must […]

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September 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Education Members Tasked to Fill the Late-Patricia O’Neill’s Seat

It is up to the remaining Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education members to fill the seat of Patricia O’Neill, who died Tuesday. Her term expires in 2022. According to the Board of Education handbook, when an elected member of the Board dies or is removed from office, “the remaining members of the Board will […]

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August 31, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Comenzó Nuevo Año Escolar en Montgomery sin Oficiales de Policía en las Escuelas

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) comenzaron su nuevo año escolar 2021-2022 sin Oficiales de Recursos Escolares (SRO), por primera vez en 19 años. El vicepresidente del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery Gabe Albornoz dio su opinión al respecto: En la reunión de la Junta de Educación, la semana pasada, se anunció que […]

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August 30, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando ‘Thankful’ Police Officers Out of Schools, Ready for Next Steps

Montgomery County Public Schools opened without School Resource Officers (SROs) for the first time in 19 years. MyMCM spoke to Councilmember Will Jawando about what this means for students and families and what’s next. At last week’s Board of Education meeting, it was announced that instead of SROs, community engagement officers will be assigned to […]

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July 2, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

Choudhury Officially Begins Tenure as New State Superintendent of Schools

Mohammed Choudhury was welcomed by the Maryland State Department of Education on Friday as he officially began his role as Maryland State Superintendent of Schools. It's State Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury's first day on the job. Join us in welcoming him to MSDE! #MarylandEducation #StrongStart #First100Days #EveryStudent @moh_choudhury — MdPublicSchools (@MdPublicSchools) July 1, 2021 Following […]

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June 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Has Received About 500 Virtual Academy Applications

As of Thursday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has received about 500 applications for its 2021-2022 virtual academy, MCPS Director of Technology Integration and Support Dr. Kara Trenkamp shared during a school board meeting. The virtual learning academy for the 2021-2022 school year, called “Montgomery Virtual,” is a five-days-a-week program that will mirror the brick-and-mortar […]

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May 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Retiring MCPS Superintendent Smith to Students: ‘You Are The Hope For The Future’

As Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith nears his retirement, he reflected on his time in public education and with MCPS. In a video message to the MCPS community, he thanked students, staff, families and community members. “Please know that you will always have a special place in my heart and that […]

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