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In this community update, Superintendent Jack Smith provides additional information on MCPS’ efforts to address the allegation of sexual assault, harassment and discrimination. MCPS is actively looking into the allegations to address them as quickly as possible
The Board of Education will hold a virtual meeting on Thursday, June 29, 2020. Closed session will begin at 1 p.m. Public agenda items will begin at 3:30 p.m. Members of the community can participate via telephone by dialing 202-860-2110 using access code 161 467 4178. The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36, and RCN channel 89.
Beginning this year, MSDE will add per-pupil spending data as part of the annually published school report cards. States must provide this information as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA—a federal law that seeks to ensure equity, accountability and a quality education for all public school students. A number of factors impact a school’s level of per-student funding. These factors include the number of students in the school, special education services provided, school designations such as Title I and Focus schools, and the experience level of the staff.
MCPS is partnering with several non-profit organizations, businesses and county agencies to offer a variety of enrichment programs and workshops to enhance your child’s summer learning. To view the list of programs available, please visit the Summer Programs webpage. Programs cover a range of topics, including goal setting, financial literacy, music, art, dance and STEM.
MCPS has launched a survey designed to gather community input around key elements that will need to be included in our recovery plan for the fall. When completing this survey, please keep in mind that we are considering a number of scenarios, including continuing with remote learning; engaging in a hybrid model that includes some face-to-face instruction and some remote learning; and providing in-person learning with restrictions in place, such as physical distancing and improved hygiene requirements.
The most recent information from MCPS about online learning, meal service for students, engagement activities for children and much more can be found here. See the list of links below and the other stories on this page. Due to Governor Larry Hogan's order school buildings are closed until April 24.
Friday, June 19 is Juneteenth, a day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. For MCPS staff, today is an opportunity to step back, process and reflect on all that has been happening and how we can move forward to truly fulfill the mission of our school system.
Elementary report cards will be mailed home June 17, 2020. The report card will contain grades for first, second and third marking periods, as well as a cumulative average. Secondary report cards will be mailed on June 23, 2020, and will reflect the revised grading policy approved by the Board of Education.