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MEDIA ADVISORY: Monthly MCPS Briefing with Superintendent Jack Smith Set for Jan. 7

(January 6, 2020)

Superintendent Jack Smith will hold his monthly media briefing Tuesday, January 7 at 10:30 a.m. Topics will include the announcement of donations from DARCARS Automotive Group and Chuck Levin’s ...(more)

Superintendent Smith Recommends $2.8 Billion Operating Budget

(December 19, 2019)

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 a ...(more)

MCPS Student Enrollment in AP/IB Courses Continues to Increase

(December 19, 2019)

More than 56 percent of Montgomery County Public Schools’ high school students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) course in 2019. Over the past ...(more)

Superintendent Jack Smith to Release Recommended Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget Tonight, Dec. 18.

(December 18, 2019)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack R. Smith will present his Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Operating Budget recommendation to the Board of Education and the MCPS community tonight, De ...(more)

Update: MCPS Schools Now Closed; Offices Open On Time (December 16, 2019)

(December 16, 2019)

URGENT UPDATE (6:45 a.m.): Based on worsening weather conditions and a forecast for freezing rain, MCPS schools are now closed today (December 16, 2019). All school and community activities in school ...(more)

MCPS Schools Opening Two Hours Late: Administrative Offices On Time (December 16, 2019)

(December 16, 2019)

Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late Monday, December 16, 2019 due to emergency weather conditions in various parts of the county. Administrative offices will open on time. Bus se ...(more)

Comments on Student Transfer Board Policy Due by December 15

(December 13, 2019)

The Board of Education is proposing amendments to Board Policy JEE, Student Transfers, and is seeking public comment on the amendments. The purpose of this policy is to explain the limited circum ...(more)

Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School Selected as Maryland Blue Ribbon School

(December 11, 2019)

Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School has been selected as a 2019-2020 Maryland Blue Ribbon School by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).  “Congratulations to the Lucy V. Bar ...(more)

Board of Education Approves the 2020–2021 School Year Calendars; Receives a Presentation and Discusses Secondary Grading and Reporting; and Elects Board of Education Officers and Appoints Committee Members

(December 6, 2019)

The Montgomery County Board of Education (Board) met on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville.  During the meeting, the Board approve ...(more)

Board of Education Sets Calendar for 2020-2021 School Year

(December 4, 2019)

The Board of Education adopted the school year calendar for the 2020-2021 school year during its December 3, 2019, meeting. The traditional school year will begin on Monday, August 31, 2020, and th ...(more)

Majority of Montgomery County Public Schools Receive a 4 or 5 Star Rating on the 2019 Maryland State Report Card

(December 3, 2019)

Montgomery County Public Schools released the following statement from Superintendent Jack R. Smith regarding the release of the Maryland State Report Card: “The Maryland School Report Card c ...(more)

Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, December 3

(December 2, 2019)

The Montgomery County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m., with pu ...(more)

Board of Education Seeking Comment on Three Policies

(November 26, 2019)

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking comment on three policies— Policy JEE, Student Transfers; Policy BOA, Legal Services, and Policy IGS, Educational Technology. ...(more)

SAT Participation Increases for MCPS Class of 2019

(November 20, 2019)

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Class of 2019 earned an average combined SAT score of 1119, a 48-point decline from last year’s results. The state of Maryland saw a drop in overall S ...(more)

MEDIA ADVISORY: Monthly MCPS Briefing with Superintendent Jack Smith Set for Nov. 18

(November 18, 2019)

Superintendent Jack Smith will hold his monthly media briefing TODAY, Monday, November 18 at 10 a.m. Topics will include an update on the districtwide boundary analysis, the launch of the United We Le ...(more)