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The Board of Education is seeking comment on two policies—IQD, Academic Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities, and a new draft policy, JPH, School Food and Nutrition Programs. Public comment for both policies is open until Friday, Feb. 12, 2021.
The Board will meet again on Jan. 12, 2021, to determine if metrics can be met by Feb. 1 for a safe return to in-person learning. While the first group of students are currently scheduled to begin the transition back to in-person learning on Feb. 1 if metrics allow, MCPS has not determined specific dates for when the other groups of students will begin to phase in. The Board meeting will begin at 11 a.m. and you can watch it live on the MCPS website and on MCPS TV (Comcast 36, Verizon 34 and RCN 89). Details about what in-person experiences will look like will be shared following the meeting.
The Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Education share community messages for a safe and happy winter break for families, staff and community. There is a link to each message below.
The 2021–2022 MCPS Student Member of the Board candidate filing period opens Jan. 4 and runs through 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28. Any MCPS student enrolled in middle school through Grade 12 may nominate a candidate; the student being nominated must be a current sophomore or junior.
On Thursday, December 17th at 2:00 p.m. Superintendent Dr. Jack R. Smith will release his Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Operating Budget recommendation. The MCPS operating budget is centered on our core purpose of preparing all students so they may thrive in their future. The release will be via video that can be viewed on the MCPS website, MCPS TV (Comcast 34, Verizon 36, RCN 89) and the MCPS TV YouTube channel.
The Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers Program has designed a new tool to outline the stages of typical child development, activities that will encourage development at each stage and the next developmental milestones.
Infants and Toddlers provides intervention services to address children's development and special needs, and takes referrals for families with children between birth and 34 1/2 months. Services are free. To apply, visit or call 240-777-3977.
The Board of Education met Dec. 15 to discuss and take action on a plan for the return of students to in-person learning. They approved updates to the metrics framework that will allow MCPS to safely serve more groups of students when the case rate is below 15 cases. Delayed the start of the returning small groups of students for in-person instruction from January 12 to Feb. 1, 2021, on the condition that health metrics are met.
Families can pre-order New Year's meal boxes for winter break for children 18 and younger. The deadline to place orders is Dec. 16; it was previously Dec. 18. Families will be able to pick up the boxes at designated locations on Dec. 29. Pre-registration is required for pick-up.