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Board of Education Announces National Search for New MCPS Superintendent

The Montgomery County Board of Education is pleased to announce the national search for the next superintendent of schools for Montgomery County Public Schools, who will begin serving on July 1, 2022. Working in partnership with the search firm of Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA), the Board is committed to hiring the best person to lead our school system as we prepare students for success in college and career. The search will be guided by the Board’s core values, strategic priorities, and desired characteristics gathered this year from input by stakeholders in Montgomery County. The Board will be gathering input from the community on the critical characteristics of the next superintendent in a number of ways. There is a survey, virtual town halls, interviews, and focus groups with a broad spectrum of community leaders. All of the information gathered will inform the selection of the next superintendent.

Superintendent Search

Enhanced Safety at Athletic Events

Live Student Town Hall - Monday Oct. 25

A live virtual Student Town Hall will be held from 7–8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, hosted by Hana O’Looney, Student Member of the Board of Education. Her guest for the hourlong event on Instagram and YouTube will be Interim Superintendent Monifa B. McKnight. They will answer questions that have been submitted.

Live Student Town Hall

Participate via Instagram. Watch the discussion on youtube.com/MCPSTV and the MCPS homepage.


Say Yes to the Test - Consent to both Random and Rapid COVID-19 Testing

One significant mitigation tactic Montgomery County Public Schools will use this fall is random COVID-19 screening tests and rapid testing across grades. MCPS, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health, is offering COVID tests to students at no cost. Testing requires parent permission so "Say Yes to the Test".
Screening Testing-The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends random asymptomatic COVID-19 testing because it detects and can limit the spread of the virus, even in the absence of visible symptoms. 
Rapid Testing- Staff from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will determine that a COVID-19 rapid test should be administered when a student presents to a health room with potential COVID-19 symptoms

Say Yes to the Test-COVID-19

Revisit Say Yes to the Test Day at Paint Branch High School. See what parents had to say.

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MCPS Meals Information


MCPS will offer meals at no charge to all students for school year 2021–2022! The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted waivers for meal service for this school year. These waivers allow all students to receive the meals at no charge, regardless of free or reduced-priced status. MCPS will offer breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper on all instructional school days.

Nutrition is critical to a student's ability to learn. We remain committed to providing nutritious, tasty meals. All our meals will be planned to meet nutrition standards for the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) by registered dietitians.

For More Information About Meals and to See School Lunch Menus

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/food-and-nutrition/menus/


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