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February is Black History Month and MCPS students are engaging in a variety of instructional and celebratory activities throughout the month to learn about and honor the many contributions that African Americans have provided to society, ranging from education to science and technology to politics and religion.
The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its business meeting on March 10. 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.
The MCPS Parent Academy offers parents and community members the opportunity to attend workshops that provide information, resources, tools and tips to support their children’s success in school.The 2020 winter season of workshops is underway. You won’t want to miss sessions on youth mental health, cybersafety and social media, active parenting, supporting LGBTQ youth, and much more.Parent Academy workshops are free. Childcare and interpretation services are also provided.
Parents who want to register their child for an MCPS prekindergarten or Head Start class for the 2020-2021 school year can do so starting Monday, March 2. Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2020, and families must be income-eligible to apply.
Parents or guardians of children receiving special education and related services (such as speech, physical or occupational therapy, etc.) are asked to complete this year’s Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey.The information you provide will help guide the state’s efforts in improving special education and related services in public schools. Complete one survey for each child receiving services. The survey is anonymous and can be completed online.The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, May 15.
The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its business meeting today, Feb. 24. Closed session will begin at 2 p.m. and public items will start at 5 p.m. Watch the meeting live online or on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.
Vicky Kidder, a junior at Magruder High School, and Nick Asante, a junior at Richard Montgomery High School, are the finalists for the Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB). They were selected by students at a Feb. 12 nominating convention. Secondary students will cast their votes for next year’s SMOB on April 22.
The Board of Education voted unanimously to tentatively adopt a $2.805 billion budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. This includes an increase of $124.1 million from FY 2020. The budget will allow Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to manage significant enrollment growth and focus on strategic investments to address disparities in student achievement.