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Seniors at Northwest HS showcased original research projects at this year's Ulysses Fair One project, created by Rashika Rahman, seeks to raise awareness of the ongoing Rohingya crisis.
The MCPS Districtwide Boundary Analysis is an initiative designed to provide a comprehensive assessment of Montgomery County Public School boundaries. As part of this assessment, a series of regional public meetings will be held in six locations around the county in December and January. All residents of Montgomery County are invited to attend to learn more about the Boundary Analysis process. The dates and locations of upcoming meetings are as follows: January 14 at Northwest High School and January 23 at Walter Johnson High School.Each meeting will have the same format and content and participants will have an opportunity to share feedback during roundtable discussions.
Board of Education president Shebra Evans and Superintendent
Jack Smith have sent a letter to the community to clarify misconceptions
related to the MCPS Districtwide Boundary Analysis currently underway.
The goal of the districtwide boundary analysis is to help MCPS better
understand the impact existing boundaries have on school overcrowding, student
diversity and proximity to school. MCPS did not request and will not
accept any recommendations for boundary changes/student reassignment. The
Board and MCPS will use the data and research in the report to inform future
The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its business meeting on Jan. 9. Closed session will begin at 9 a.m. and public items will start at 11 a.m. Watch the meeting live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.
Darcars Automotive Group and Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center announced on Jan. 7, 2020, that they are donating a total of $60,000 to the MCPS Educational Foundation to help address student lunch debt. The Foundation launched the Dine with Dignity campaign in 2018 to raise awareness and funds to address student lunch debt.
Superintendent Jack Smith is recommending a $2.8 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 that will allow the district to manage significant growth and ensure that students have the access and opportunity they need to meet their full potential. The recommended operating budget for FY 2021 is a $121 million (4.5 percent) increase over FY 2020.
The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold a closed session meeting today Dec. 16. Due to emergency weather conditions the meeting time has changed to 10:15 a.m.
The Board of Education has adopted the school year for the 2020-2021 school year. The school year will begin on Monday, August 31, 2020, and the last day is scheduled for Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The calendar includes 182 days of instruction; a 10-day spring break; closures for planning and professional development; one operational closure in September; and two additional professional days in the second semester.