Board of Education

Board of Education

Board of Education to Meet Monday, Sep. 22

The Board will meet on Monday, September 22, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. for closed session and at 5 p.m. for public business items.

See the calendar page for meeting times and more information.


Support for Unaccompanied Youth

Read the July 24 memorandum from Superintendent Joshua Starr to members of the Montgomery County Board of Education concerning supports for unaccompanied children fleeing violence in their home countries.

Read the memorandum



Summer Preparations for the New School Year

BOE President Philip Kauffman talks with MCPS directors and principals about the many vital activities, tasks and works that take place over the summer months to prepare for the upcoming academic year. This one-hour special program explores new MCPS construction and maintenance projects, the hiring and scheduling process, summer training, the innovative technology initiative and more.


Feedback Period Open On Pending Policy

On August 21, 2014, the Board of Education tentatively adopted Policy JGA, Student Discipline. The policy has been updated to align with new state regulations and affirm the Board’s commitment to a disciplined learning environment that is safe, positive, and respectful; increases student engagement; boosts student achievement; and, prevents student misbehavior before it occurs. Individuals who wish to provide comments should respond in writing by October 24, 2014.

Read More and Learn How to Provide Feedback 


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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 to will be
automatically copied to all Board members.

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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:

Quarterly Deliberations

Quarterly Deliberations

The Board has implemented a process to discuss and consider pending action requests by the community.

During the Board’s quarterly deliberations of these requests, the Board will evaluate each pending action request with specific reference to work priorities already set for the year (the annual work plan) and determine the appropriate prioritization. The Board will also expressly consider any implication for existing staff capacity/resources.

The Board will provide a report about the outcome of its quarterly deliberations at a future Board meeting, as well as post information to this section of the Board’s webpage.