Board of Education

Board of Education

Board of Education Meetings

The Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, October 13. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m., with public agenda items beginning at10 a.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Ch. 34, Verizon 36).


Education Matters

BOE President Patricia O’Neill discusses the possible changes to MCPS testing strategy to include the phasing out of the two-hour semester final exams in high school courses, as well as new ways to calculate final semester grades. Guests include Erick Lang, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructional Programs and Scott Murphy, Director of Secondary Curriculum & Programs.


Comment Sought on Grading Policy and Options

The Board has tentatively approved revisions to Policy IKA- Grading and Reporting . The Board has also endorsed the interim superintendent of schools' plan to replace semester final exams in high school courses with quarterly assessments. This would require a change to the way that final semester grades are calculated for high school courses and parents, students, and staff are asked to provide feedback by Oct. 19 on four different grading options.

Comment on the Capital Improvements Program (CIP)

Hearings on the CIP will be held on Monday, November 9, 2015, and Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at Carver Educational Services Center Auditorium, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD.

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Contact Information

Contact Information

Board of Education Office

Montgomery County Public Schools
Carver Educational Services Center
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 123
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Tel: 301-279-3617
Fax: 301-279-3860
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This e-mail address should never be used
for matters on appeal and legal notices.

Notices of appeal or any communications
related to appeals may be delivered/mailed
to the Board office, e-mailed to Suzann King
at, or sent via
facsimile to 301-279-3860. All other legal
notices and official communication must be
delivered to the Board office in writing as required
by law

All messages sent toboe@mcpsmd.orgwill be
automatically copied to all Board members.

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How to Search for Board of Education Materials 

All Board of Education Documents, Agendas, and other meeting materials are in Boarddocs. The search for those materials can be found at this link.

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Board Expenses

Board Expenses

On Monday, July 28, 2014, the Montgomery County Board of Education (Board) approved sweeping changes to the processes and guidelines that govern the payment of expenses that Board members incur as a part of their work. Among the changes, Board members will no longer use district-funded credit cards; will receive a per diem allowance when attending professional conferences; and will employ a new process for determining public events, conferences, and meetings that Board members can attend at the district’s expense.

The changes are reflected in the Board Member Compensation and Expense Standards section of the Board’s Handbook, as well as the new and updated expense forms: