Montgomery County Board of Education

July 21, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Face Mask Guidance For Upcoming School Year Expected Next Week

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials say they continue to work closely with local and state health officials to determine face mask guidance and other health and safety practices for the fall. The school district will provide plans surrounding face coverings for the upcoming school year to the Board of Education next week. MCPS Communications […]

Read more

July 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

County Board of Education Appoints Four New Principals

The Montgomery County Board of Education approved several administrators during a July 15 meeting including the appointments of four new principals: Scott E. Smith as principal of Northwest High School John W. Taylor as principal of Winston Churchill High School Jennifer A. Seidel as principal of Greenwood Elementary School Alicia M. Deeny as principal of Richard Montgomery […]

Read more

May 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Education Discusses Best Ways to Replace Police Officers in Schools

Members of the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education (BOE) spent Tuesday afternoon discussing how best to keep students safe without having a daily police presence in the schools. This after County Executive Marc Elrich removed funding for the School Resource Officers program. “The decision has been taken out of our hands,” said BOE […]

Read more

April 30, 2021 | Molly Castle Work

Nick Asante at school board meeting

Asante Reflects on Tenure as Student Member of the Board During Pandemic

Nick Asante, 18, is a long-time fan of singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Although he joked that his friends make fun of him for it, he’s a proud “Swiftie” — so much so that he took to Reddit to pen an elaborate fan theory about Swift’s 2020 album “Folklore.” Asante, or tswiftconspiracist13 as he’s known on Reddit, […]

Read more

March 25, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, March 25, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, March 25, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.MCPS Community Update: Montgomery County Public Schools released a community update following the Board of Education’s recent discussion on MCPS’ reopening plan and what’s ahead. The Board voted to speed up the current timeline for the return of student groups. See the […]

Read more

March 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS School Board Votes to Combine Last Two Reopening Phases 

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Montgomery County Board of Education accelerated the phase-in plan when it comes to in-person learning by combining Phases 2.1 and 2.2.  Now, grades 7 and 10 will phase in by April 19, joining grades 8, 9 and 11. Originally, grades 7 and 10 were scheduled to return by April […]

Read more

March 6, 2021 | Molly Castle Work

Board of Education

Community Members Debate Police Removal From Schools

The Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) held a public hearing Tuesday in which community members shared pre-recorded statements debating the continued presence of police in schools, otherwise known as the School Resource Officer (SRO) program. The vast majority of speakers, 24 out of 31, emphatically called for the district to terminate the SRO program […]

Read more

March 4, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, March 4, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, March 4 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. COVID-19 Vaccine Information: Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Clinics are currently vaccinating  groups 1A (all tiers) and 1B (Tier 1: ages 75 and up). Preregistration is open for groups 1A,1B, and 1C. Click here for additional information. […]

Read more

March 3, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Propone Opciones para el Calendario Escolar 2021-22

El Comité de Gestión de Políticas de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) ha propuesto tres opciones de calendario para el próximo año escolar 2021-2022. Los dos primeros escenarios requerirían que los estudiantes regresaran a la escuela antes del Día del Trabajo y el tercero comenzaría el año escolar después del fin de […]

Read more

March 3, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

MCPS Proposes Calendar Options for 2021-22 School Year

Montgomery County Public Schools’ Policy Management Committee has proposed three calendar options for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. The first two scenarios would require students to return to school before Labor Day and the third would begin the school year after the holiday weekend. If either of the first two options are approved, classes will […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter