Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)

November 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Union President Says MCPS Teachers Are Exhausted, Overworked

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) teachers are overworked and exhausted, Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA) President Jennifer Martin said during a press conference outside the MCPS Board of Education building Tuesday. MCPS still needs 161 teachers, 117 bus drivers, 11 lunch and recess assistants and 116 paraeducators in order to reach its full staffing complement, […]

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October 14, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Recomendaciones del Comité de Reinvención de Seguridad Escolar y el Bienestar Estudiantil

Los líderes del condado de Montgomery revisaron las recomendaciones preliminares del Comité de reinvención de la seguridad escolar y el bienestar de los estudiantes, cuyo objetivo es remodelar la seguridad pública en las escuelas públicas del condado de Montgomery (MCPS), y brindar apoyo social y mental a los estudiantes. El ejecutivo del condado, Marc Elrich, […]

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October 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Review Recommendations from Reimagining School Safety and Student Well-Being Committee 

Montgomery County leaders reviewed preliminary recommendations from the Reimagining School Safety and Student Well-Being Committee, aimed to reshape public safety in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and provide social and mental support to students. County Executive Marc Elrich and other officials launched the effort in April. The 32-member steering committee was tasked with making recommendations […]

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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 4, 2021 | Ceoli Jacoby

MCPS Hosting ‘Say Yes to the Test’ Event Saturday

Montgomery County Public Schools will host a “Say Yes to the Test” event on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a Sept. 29 bulletin. The “Say Yes to the Test” campaign implores parents of MCPS students to consent to in-school COVID-19 testing. Currently, MCPS schools offer two kinds of testing […]

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September 17, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

Damascus-Kennedy Football Games Canceled over COVID-19 Quarantines, Injuries

Saturday’s varsity and junior varsity football games between Damascus and John F. Kennedy High School has been canceled due to student-athlete quarantines and injuries at Kennedy, according to a tweet from Damascus High School Athletic Director Cliff Elgin. Both games, which were scheduled for Saturday, will not be made up and will be recorded as […]

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September 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Introduces Five-Point Plan to Enhance COVID-19 Response

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) updated its COVID-19 playbook with a new five-point plan, Interim Superintendent Dr. Monifa McKnight said during a virtual briefing in front of the county council Tuesday. McKnight designed the plan to enhance and strengthen COVID-19 measures and position MCPS to respond nimbly to the unexpected. The plan is as follows: […]

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September 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Updates Quarantine Guidelines 

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has updated its COVID-19 quarantine guidelines. To summarize, in most situations, close contacts of symptomatic students will no longer be required to quarantine unless that student tests positive for COVID-19 or had a known exposure to someone with the virus, said Heather Dublinske, MCPS Coordinator for Student Welfare and Compliance. […]

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August 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

High School Teacher Placed on Leave for Refusing MCPS Mask Requirement

A Paint Branch High School teacher was placed on paid administrative leave for one day after disobeying face mask requirements more than once at the school, according to a letter posted to the teacher’s Facebook page. Angela Harders announced she had been placed on administrative leave in a video Wednesday. According to the letter she […]

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August 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Quince Orchard High School Football Paused Due to COVID-19 Outbreak 

The Quince Orchard High School football program has been paused after six people who were last at the school Monday tested positive for COVID-19 . In a community message, Principal Elizabeth Thomas said the individuals tested positive on Tuesday. The cases involve the football team. Practices/activities have been halted “out of an abundance of caution” […]

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