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Tune In to Superintendent's Operating Budget Presentation Live Dec.19

MCPS Superintendent Dr. Monifa B. McKnight will deliver a presentation on the Fiscal Year 2024 Operating Budget at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19. WATCH LIVE right here on the MCPS homepage or on Cable Comcast 34 & 1071 HD, Verizon 36 and RCN 89 & 1058 HD, En Español, Comcast 33, Verizon 35, RSN 88.

Budget Presentation

A Message from the MCPS School System Medical Officer About the Dangers of Illicit Fentanyl

The Office of the School System Medical Officer for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is bringing attention to a dangerous trend in substance use affecting our community. Synthetic opioids, specifically illegally made fentanyl, are increasingly responsible for overdoses and overdose deaths. A message went out to the school community Friday, Dec. 9 detailing what fentanyl is, dangers of illicit fentanyl, what families can do to help protect youth, and MCPS’ collaboration with community partners to combat this epidemic.

Illicit Fentanyl Awareness

BOE Approves School Year Calendar that Allows for More Professional Days and Less Disruptions

The  Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 school year calendar at its Dec. 6 business meeting. Superintendent Dr. Monifa B. McKnight presented her recommended calendar to the BOE with input from the community. The new calendar offers investments and increased focus on professional development for teachers while aiming to limit instructional disruptions.

School Calendar

Board of Education Appoints New Officers

Karla Silvestre (At-Large) and Shebra Evans (District 4) will now lead the Montgomery County Board of Education as president and vice president. They were formally appointed during the Board's business meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Officers Elected

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MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES AND SUPPORTS IN MCPS

MCPS is committed to the physical, social and psychological well-being of its more than 160,000 students and over 24,000 employees. You can find valuable district information and community resources here for students, staff and families. it’s especially important that we care for our mental, emotional and physical health. We hope you will find support here for your school, work, home and personal concerns.

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FY 2022-2025

MCPS Strategic Plan

MCPS Strategic Plan  

The new MCPS strategic plan for 2022-2025 features three main areas of focus: academic excellence, family well-being and professional and operational excellence.

  • Improve student achievement in literacy and mathematics
  • Increase the percentage of students graduating high school
  • Increase access to enriched and accelerated opportunities for underrepresented student groups
  • Increased Maryland College and Career Readiness rates
  • Improve completion rates to career and technical education programs
  • Increase postsecondary education enrollment
  • Increase career training opportunities for all students
 
  • Promote positive, caring, and supportive district and school climates respectful of students and staff
  • Implement school-level practices to support effective behavioral health management systems
  • Implement culturally-responsive family engagement that promotes two-way communication
 
  • Increase professional learning for all staff to support equity, students social emotional well being through trauma informed practices, and to increase capacity for teaching
  • Improve the strategic recruitment strategy to increase high-quality workforce diversity and support the social emotional well-being of all students
  • Increase experienced and diverse principals and teachers serving in high-need schools
  • Increase connectivity and satisfaction with MCPS technology
  • Connect the district’s financial plan to the strategic plan with the goal of aligning all district resources and increase transparency
  • Continue to provide and maintain safe and clean facilities that ensure accessibility and support the learning environment