MCPS Neighbor to Neighbor

MCPS Neighbor to Neighbor is an opportunity for members of our community to participate in small-group discussions on important topics in Montgomery County Public Schools. Neighbor to Neighbor discussions will focus on a variety of topics throughout the school year. 


This year MCPS is sponsoring two different Neighbor to Neighbor conversations. 

MCPS Operating Budget.


Topic one is the MCPS Operating Budget. The Board of Education and Superintendent want to know what our parents and community members value in the school district’s budget for next school year.


Bell Time Changes


Topic two is the recently released report on potential Bell Time changes and the Superintendent’s recommendation to change school start and end times. The Board of Education and Superintendent want to hear community feedback on this important issue.

Watch video, download handouts and prepared questions to start your discussion  

Individuals, PTAs and community organizations are encouraged to host discussions on either or both topics. The N2N toolkits, found on this page, are a step-by-step guide for holding a conversation and each includes a video, some handouts and a few questions to get the discussion going. So get started by reviewing the N2N toolkits and become a part of these important conversations. Let your voice be heard.

Share your Thoughts

After you’ve held your N2N discussion, make sure to send us notes from your meeting so they can be shared with the Board and the Superintendent. Please email to