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Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

The Montgomery County Board of Education will meet in closed session Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. The next regular business meeting will be on Tuesday, February 10 with public items beginning at 9:30 a.m. These meetings will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36).

See the calendar page for meeting times and more information.


Nominations Open for Distinguished Service Awards

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations from the public for its Annual Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education. The awards recognize individuals (including students), groups, and organizations that have made exemplary contributions to public education in Montgomery County. Forms must be received in the Board of Education office by 5:00 p.m. on February 13, 2015.


FY2016 Operating Budget

The Board of Education held public hearings on the Superintendent's Recommended Operating Budget on Jan. 8 and Jan. 15. The Board will take final action on the Operating Budget on February 10 prior to sending it to the County Executive.


    Education Matters

    BOE President Patricia O’Neill hosts a discussion about the school system’s initiative to hire and retain more diverse educators and school personnel. Guests include Andrew Zuckerman, Chief of Staff for MCPS; Troy Boddy, Director of the Equity Initiative Unit for MCPS; Jeff Martinez, Director of the Department of Recruiting and Staffing for MCPS; and Inger Swimpson, Director of the Department of Certification and Continuing Education for MCPS.

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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:

      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.