About the Board of Education

Board of Education

The Role and Mission of the Board of Education

The Montgomery County Board of Education provides leadership and oversight for the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) by setting goals, establishing policies, and committing resources to benefit our diverse student population. The Board’s work is guided by its vision, mission, core purpose, and core values, as outlined in the MCPS Strategic Planning Framework: Building Our Future Together.

To carry out its duties, the Board usually meets twice each month, convening for one all-day meeting and one evening meeting. Other meetings are held to hear appeals; review and act on budgets and facilities; preside over public hearings; meet with other elected officials and public bodies; host community forums; meet regularly with stakeholders; and hold local, state, and national association meetings.

In addition, the Board consists of the following committees, which meet regularly to review issues and make recommendations for adoption by the full Board: Fiscal Management; Communications and Public Engagement; Policy; Strategic Planning; and the Committee on Special Populations.

Board and Superintendent Evaluation

On May 8, 2012, the Board of Education adopted a self-evaluation tool to reflect on the efficacy of its governance, as well as an evaluation tool for the superintendent of schools that takes into account the performance of the entire system, as well as specific goals and objectives that the Board and superintendent have set for the year.

 

Publications

About Us and How We May Help You

A brief guide to the Board of Education: who we are, what we do, how to communicate with us, and how we may assist you. We encourage you to take a few minutes to review this information and to become involved in public education. Working with the community, we can provide our students with a high quality educational system.

Operations Handbook

A useful tool for members of the Board, staff, residents and students regarding the manner by which the Board typically operates and carries out the authority delegated to it by law.
 

Policies and Regulations

The Board sets policies and regulations to benefit our diverse student population. The Board’s work is guided by its academic priorities, as outlined in the MCPS Strategic Plan, Our Call to Action: Pursuit of Excellence.

Legislative Platform

Each year the Board sets out a legislative platform in response to bills before the Maryland General Assembly and in keeping with the priorities, vision and goals the Board has set out for the school system.

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