MCPS Assesses Impact of Earthquake

August 23, 2011

Montgomery County Public Schools' buildings and offices sustained some minor damage due to Tuesday’s 5.9 magnitude earthquake that impacted the Washington, D.C. area.

Schools have provided initial damage reports and those have been prioritized. Facilities management staff members are continuing to assess the condition of schools and offices. All buildings are believed to be safe at this time.

Orientations for middle and high school students scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 25 will take place as planned, as will elementary school open houses, which are set for Friday, Aug. 26.

MCPS staff will continue preparing for the opening of school on Monday, Aug. 29.

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