Dear Parents, Guardians and Students
As the nation and our children read, hear and watch about the riots at the U.S. Capitol building, we are reminded just how important it is for our school system to teach about and model civility and respect for our democracy.
Civic engagement is the foundation of our democracy. MCPS respects and supports the right to demonstrate and peacefully protest. We strongly condemn all attempts to incite violence and will not tolerate acts of hate that counter our shared democratic principles.
Over the next few days, our schools will provide support for students, as well as an opportunity to express their views in safe spaces. We also encourage parents to talk with their children about these issues and have provided a list of resources below.
Please stay safe and take care of one another.
President, Montgomery County Board of Education
Jack R. Smith, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Monifa McKnight, Ed.D.
Deputy Superintendent of Schools