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Community Notification: COVID-19 Case at John T. Baker Middle School

(March 6, 2021)

Dear John T. Baker Middle School Parents and Families, This letter is to inform you that an individual who was last present at John T. Baker Middle School on March 2, 2021, has tested positive for ...(more)

Nominations Open for Distinguished Service to Public Education Awards

(March 3, 2021)

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations from the public for its 24th Annual Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education. The awards are sponsored by the Board to recog ...(more)

Fall Season Update - February 24, 2021

(February 24, 2021)

Dear MCPS Community: We want to  provide an update on the fall sports season, which begins on Saturday, Feb. 27.   Program Offerings Schools will be communicating their program ...(more)

Board of Education Tentatively Adopts Fiscal Year 2022 Operating Budget

(February 24, 2021)

The  Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously to tentatively adopt a $2.78 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. This is an increase of $24.3 million (0.9 percent) fro ...(more)

MCPS Replacing 326 Diesel School Buses with Electric School Buses Over Next Four Years

(February 23, 2021)

As part of its commitment to sustainability, MCPS is replacing 326 diesel school buses with  electric school buses over the next four years. On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Montgomery County Board of ...(more)

MCPS Graduation Rate Increases for Class of 2020

(February 23, 2021)

The four-year graduation rate for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students has risen to 89.3 percent, according to data released by the Maryland State Department of Education. The MCPS graduat ...(more)

Board of Education to Hold Business Meeting February 23, 2021

(February 22, 2021)

The Board of Education will hold its business meeting (virtual and in-person) on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Closed session will begin at 9 a.m. Public agenda items will begin at 1 p.m. Members of the com ...(more)

Virtual Instruction Will Begin On Time Feb. 19

(February 18, 2021)

Virtual learning will continue as scheduled Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Central offices will be open on time. School buildings are closed and all in-person activities and appointments (including child care ...(more)

Board of Education Approves Timeline for Student Return; Receives Update on Fiscal Year 2022 Operating Budget; Approves Board Handbook Revision; Discusses Recommended Positions on Items of Legislation; and Takes Action on Board Policy IGS

(February 18, 2021)

The Montgomery County Board of Education (Board) conducted a virtual business meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021.  During the meeting, the Board approved a timeline for the return of students to in ...(more)

Virtual Instruction Will Begin On Time Feb. 18

(February 17, 2021)

Virtual learning will continue as scheduled Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. School buildings are closed and all in-person activities and appointments (including child care and Equity Hubs) are canceled. Food ...(more)

Statement from the Board of Education and Superintendent Jack R. Smith on The MCEA Resolution on MCPS’ Return-to-School Plan

(February 17, 2021)

Statement from the Board of Education: "The COVID-19 pandemic has been and continues to be a significant challenge for our public education system.  As a system, we have worked collective ...(more)

Board of Education Sends Letter to Gov. Hogan Urging Expedited COVID-19 Vaccine Dissemination

(February 12, 2021)

The Montgomery County Board of Education and Superintendent Jack Smith are urging Governor Larry Hogan to expedite and prioritize the dissemination of COVID-19 vaccines to Montgomery County. You ca ...(more)

Athletics Fall Season Update

(February 12, 2021)

The fall sports season will begin on Saturday, Feb. 27. As a reminder, all in-person programming will be optional for coaches and student-athletes. Program offerings will be school- and team-specific, ...(more)

Board of Education to Hold Public Hearing March 2 on the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program

(February 12, 2021)

The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold a virtual public hearing on the School Resource Officer (SRO) program on Tuesday, March 2. Based on the numbers of testimony requests received, the B ...(more)

Virtual Instruction Will Begin On Time Feb. 11

(February 11, 2021)

Virtual learning will continue as scheduled Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. Childcare in MCPS schools and all in-person activities and appointments are delayed until 11:30 a.m. MCPS offices and school office ...(more)