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The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its business meeting on Jan. 8, 2019. The business meeting will begin at noon, with closed session starting at 10 a.m. The meeting will be broadcast on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.
Nineteen MCPS educators achieved certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in 2018. This brings the current number of Board-certified teachers in MCPS to 691. Montgomery County far surpasses all other districts in Maryland and is ranked seventh in the top 30 districts in the nation for the total number of NBC educators.
We wish you a wonderful winter break and a great start to 2019!
On Dec. 20, Georgian Forest Elementary School held a holiday dinner for families that was sponsored by Linkages to Learning. Dinner was provided, school staff provided gifts for students and some special guests visited.
Julius West Middle School has joined the Anti-Defamation League's No Place for Hate program to create and maintain a positive, respectful and inclusive environment. They kicked off the initiative with a banner signing.
If you missed the live event December 18th you can now see the program in its entirety. Superintendent Jack Smith, MCPS staff and community partners answered questions submitted by the community about the recommended operating budget for next school year.
Thanks to a partnership between KID Museum and MCPS, students from Kemp Mill and Sergeant Shriver elementary schools participated in a robotics program where they learned how to program and build robots.
Superintendent Jack R. Smith will host a virtual community conversation to present his recommended FY 2020 operating budget at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18. As part of the presentation, Dr. Smith and MCPS staff will take questions from the community and answer them live. Questions may be submitted and via text message at 724-990-0433. Watch on the MCPS website and on MCPS TV (Comcast 24-HD 998, Verizon 36 and RCN 89) and in Spanish on Condado TV (Comcast 33, Verizon 35 and RCN 88).