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Board of Education Meets Virtually and Discusses and Votes to Approve the Recovery of Education Plan; Receives an Overview of the Fall 2020 Be Well 365 Recovery Plan; Receives an Update on School Construction Progress; and Approves Administrative Appointments

(September 1, 2020)

The Montgomery County Board of Education (Board) conducted a virtual business meeting on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.  All Board members participated remotely, given the current health and safety co ...(more)

2020-2021 School Year Begins Virtually for MCPS Students and Staff

(August 31, 2020)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomes nearly 163,000 students today (August 31) for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. MCPS is beginning the school year in a virtual-only instructional ...(more)

Statement from the Montgomery County Board of Education and Montgomery County Public Schools on Governor Hogan’s Guidance on a Return to In-Person Instruction

(August 27, 2020)

We thank Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Karen Salmon for their guidance on the return to in-person instruction for local school districts. However, we are deeply disappointed by the las ...(more)

Community Update---Arrest of Mr. Maxwell Bero

(August 26, 2020)

Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff and Students, I am writing to inform you about the arrest of Mr. Maxwell Bero, a Watkins Mill High School teacher, head boys’ varsity lacrosse coach and assista ...(more)

Board of Education to Hold Virtual Business Meeting August 25, 2020

(August 24, 2020)

The Board of Education will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. Closed session will begin at 9 a.m. Public agenda items will begin at 12 p.m. Members of the community can participate v ...(more)

Board of Education Meets Virtually and Votes to Approve Virtual-Only Reopening for the First Semester; Discusses the Draft Recovery of Education Plan; Receives an Update on Contract Negotiations for SEIU Local 500, MCAAP, and MCEA; and Approves a Resolution Regarding Resolution/Follow-up Request Timelines

(August 10, 2020)

The Montgomery County Board of Education (Board) conducted a virtual business meeting on Thursday, August 6, 2020.  All Board members participated remotely, given the current health and safety co ...(more)

Board of Education Approves Virtual-Only Return to School for First Semester

(August 7, 2020)

On Thursday, Aug. 6, the Montgomery County Board of Education discussed Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) draft Recovery of Education Plan for the 2020-2021 school year. The draft guide p ...(more)

Board of Education to Hold Virtual Business Meeting August 6, 2020

(August 5, 2020)

The Board of Education will hold a virtual meeting on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Closed session will begin at 1 p.m. Public agenda items will begin at 3:30 p.m. Members of the community can participate ...(more)

Anti-Racist e-Books and Audiobooks Available for MCPS Students to Borrow Without Wait Time

(August 3, 2020)

As part of its ongoing commitment to equity and excellence, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students and staff can access anti-racist e-books and audiobooks through the Sora app, MCPS’ d ...(more)

MEDIA ADVISORY: Virtual Media Briefing with Superintendent Jack R. Smith, July 22 at 9:45 a.m.

(July 21, 2020)

Superintendent Jack R. Smith will hold a virtual media briefing on Wednesday, July 22 at 9:45 a.m. to discuss updates to the district’s Fall 2020 recovery plan. In light of the updated guidance ...(more)

Board of Education Meets Virtually and Continues Its Discussion on the Recovery of Education Plan; Receives Information on the MCPS Anti-Racist System Audit; Discusses Human Capital Management; Approves a Resolution to Evaluate the Current ESOL Model; and Makes an Administrative Appointment

(July 21, 2020)

The Montgomery County Board of Education (Board) conducted a virtual business meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.  All Board members participated remotely, given the current health and safety conc ...(more)

Public-Private Partnership Offers Free Coding Camps for Montgomery County Maryland Middle Schoolers

(July 16, 2020)

Montgomery Can Code Triples Enrollment to Nearly 1,000 in its Second Year, Introduces Students to Future Tech Careers Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and the Montgomery ...(more)

KID Museum Partners with Montgomery County Public Schools to Offer a Summer of Learning for Students

(July 16, 2020)

KID Museum is partnering with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to deliver summer programming to children enrolled in Title I schools. Building on the current partnership with MCPS, KID Museum w ...(more)

Board of Education to Hold Virtual Business Meeting July 14, 2020

(July 13, 2020)

The Board of Education will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Closed session will begin at 9 a.m. Public agenda items will begin at 12:30 p.m. Members of the community can participate ...(more)

MEDIA ADVISORY: Virtual Media Briefing with Superintendent Jack R. Smith, July 15 at 11:30 a.m.

(July 13, 2020)

Superintendent Jack R. Smith will hold a virtual media briefing on Wednesday, July 15 at 11:30 a.m. The topics will include the district’s initial considerations and planning for Fall 2020. MCPS ...(more)