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August 24, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

It’s the Law: Do Not Pass a Stopped School Bus

Beginning Aug. 30, those bright yellow school buses once again will be traveling throughout Montgomery County. For the safety of students entering and exiting, all vehicles must stop at least 20 feet from a school bus when its flashing red lights are activated or the stop sign emerges. On all roads except divided highways with […]

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October 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 11, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 11, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County’s Board of Education has voted to seek a waiver from the state of Maryland to start the 2017-2018 school year before Labor Day. 2. Now is the time to get your flu shot. Maryland health officials have confirmed the first […]

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January 21, 2015 | Staff Writer

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BOE President Pat O’Neill: “Tourism Should Not Drive Education”

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education President Pat O’Neill has posted a statement on the MCPS website about the petition to start schools after Labor Day. You can read the statement in its entirety below: “For many years, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has been leading an effort to have the state’s public schools begin […]

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