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The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking comments on draft Board Policy KEA, Political Campaigns and Political Materials, and changing the policy name to Civic Engagement, Political Campaigns, and Political Materials. The policy would allow students in Grades 9-12 to be excused from school up to three times a year to participate in civic engagement activities.
MCPS wants your input as it works on developing the superintendent's recommended operating budget for fiscal year 2020. Take and tell us which strategies, programs and efforts are working and not working to improve outcomes for all students.
Documentation of Student Service Learning hours earned during the summer is due to the school-based SSL coordinator by Friday, September 28. Students must complete 75 SSL hours in order to graduate.
The Board of Education will meet Tuesday, September 11 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 11:00 a.m. with public items beginning at 2 p.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36).
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More than 163,000 students headed back to school Tuesday, September 4—the largest enrollment in the district’s history. To help manage this growth, MCPS opened more than 450,000 square feet of new space. This includes the brand new Bayard Rustin Elementary School in Rockville. Welcome back, students! Have a great school year.
Television station NBC 4 honored the Montgomery Blair High School "It's Academic" quiz team at Nationals Park on Sept. 2. The Blair team is a two-time "It's Academic" champion.
Take a look at the snapshots that parents (and staff) submitted on Tuesday, Sept. 4, the first day of school for more than 163,000 MCPS students in 206 schools.