The Board changed its Board meeting times!
NOTICE - Effective July 1, 2018, the Board of Education changed the start of its meeting times to generally begin at 2:00 p.m. for day business meetings and 5:30 p.m. for evening meetings.
How Do I Sign-Up to Make a Public Comment?
The Board accepts sign-ups online only!
NOTICE - The form to sign-up to provide public comment at the next Board of Education Business meeting can be found here. The form is generally available from 9:00 a.m. the Friday before the meeting until 9:00 a.m. on the Monday prior to the scheduled Board meeting.
At most business meetings, 30 minutes are set aside for Public Comments from residents to encourage public participation. The first fifteen (15) speakers who register online, will be granted three (3) minutes each to speak as follows:
This is not the proper avenue to address specific student or employee matters, especially those matters on appeal to the Board. Comments about the actions or statements of individual staff members are not appropriate for Public Comments and should be referred to the Superintendent of Schools or processed through available channels.
In advance of the meeting, please e-mail the testimony to email@example.com, fax it to 301-279-3860, or deliver to the Board of Education Office (850 Hungerford Drive, Suite 123, Rockville, MD 20850) and indicate the meeting during which you will be testifying.
If testimony is not provided in advance, speakers are requested to provide 20 copies of their written testimony for distribution to Board members, staff, and the press.
Fiscal Year 2020
Capital Budget and Amendments to the Fiscal Year 2019-2024 Capital Improvements
Program - Hearing Notice
The superintendent released his CIP recommendations on October 26, 2018, which can be found at https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/planning/cipmaster.aspx.
The CIP work session was held on November 1, at 3:00 p.m. The Board held its first CIP hearing on November 8 and held its second CIP hearing on Monday, November 12, 2018, at
6:00 p.m. at Carver Educational Services Center Auditorium, 850 Hungerford
Drive, Rockville, MD.
PLEASE NOTE: Sign-ups for the hearings are now closed.
Beginning on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., individuals wishing to testify during the
hearings on November 8 or 12, 2018, must register online. Individuals
registering to speak may reserve only one space. (Opportunity to sign up for the
hearing on November 8, 2018, have ended at 9:00 a.m., on November 7, 2018, and
the sign up for the hearing on November 12, 2018, have ended on
November 9, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.) You do not need to sign up to attend and
observe the hearings. All hearings are broadcast live on Comcast
Channel 34, Verizon FIOS Channel 34, and RCN Channel 88. Please contact the
Board Office at 240-740-3030 if interpreter services are needed. Each speaker
will receive three minutes to provide testimony. (Please note: The three minute
time limit applies to all speakers, except for elected officials and designated
cluster representatives, who will each have five minutes to testify.) CLICK
HERE to register.
For the November 8,
2018, hearing, please submit testimony no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 7,
For the November 12,
2018, hearing, please submit testimony no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 9,
The agenda with the list of speakers will be posted by noon on
the day of the hearing. Please check the Board’s website at http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/boe/meetings/.
Written testimony should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 301-279-3860, or delivered to the Board of Education
Office at 850 Hungerford Drive, Suite 123, Rockville, MD 20850. Written
testimonies must include the date on which the speaker will be testifying. If
testimony is not provided as noted in the schedule above, speakers are
requested to bring 20 copies of their statement to the hearing for distribution
to the Board, staff, and press.
Work Session, and Board Action
The schedule for Board
of Education review, public hearings, and action on the CIP is as follows:
October 26, 2018 – the superintendent released his recommendations
for the CIP.
October 29, 2018 – the
superintendent presented the CIP during Board meeting.
November 8, 2018 (at
6:00 p.m.) - the Board held a public hearing.
November 12, 2018 (at
6:00 p.m.) - the Board held a public hearing.
November 15, 2018 (at
3:00 p.m.) - the Board will hold a work session.
November 27, 2018 (at
5:30 p.m.) - the Board will take action on the recommendations.
Public hearings are recorded, televised, and transmitted via webcast.
Individuals and groups may send written comments to the Board. Correspondence sent to the Board president will be copied to all Board members.
Montgomery County Board of Education 850 Hungerford Drive Rockville, Maryland 20850
E-mail communications to Board of Education members should be addressed to email@example.com. All Board members will receive the message.