June 14, 2019

The Montgomery County Board of Education on Tuesday, June 11 adopted a $2.68 billion Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2020. The budget represents an $80.1 million increase over the current fiscal year budget. The budget will allow Montgomery County Public Schools to manage growth, maintain high leve...

May 10, 2019

The Montgomery County Council today unanimously passed legislation introduced by Councilmember Tom Hucker that will reduce levels of toxic lead in Montgomery County Public Schools’ drinking water.

   Currently, Montgomery County schools follow the state lead standard of 20 parts per billion (ppb). Bi...

May 9, 2019

The Montgomery County Board of Education recently honored 21 individuals and organizations during its annual Distinguished Service Awards ceremony. The ceremony took place at the Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville.

   The Board established the awards to recognize and show appreciation fo...

The principal of Damascus High School has resigned, and the athletic director has been placed on leave in the wake of the scandal which has rocked the school since November.

   Principal Casey Crouse sent a letter to the Damascus community on Tuesday announcing her resignation “effective immediately....

April 26, 2019

Nathaniel Tinbite, a junior at John F. Kennedy High School, has been elected the Student Member of the Board of Education for the 2019-2020 school year. Tinbite’s term begins on July 1.

   All secondary students were eligible to vote in the SMOB election and 85.19 percent cast ballots. Mr. Tinbite re...

April 26, 2019

Hallie Wells Middle School teacher Madeline Hanington was named the 2019–2020 MCPS Teacher of the Year during the 17th annual Champions for Children awards celebration, an event honoring excellence in education.

   Hanington is an English content specialist and teacher at Hallie Wells. She has been a...

March 22, 2019

Last week, County Executive Marc Elrich released his proposed Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget for the coming spending year which will begin in July of this year. The budget was roundly criticized by education proponents for not fully funding the Montgomery County School Board’s request of $2.6 bil...

March 22, 2019

Last week, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich released his Recommended Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget of $5.7 billion for the year that will begin July 1, 2019. It is Elrich’s first operating budget as since being elected County Executive in November.

   According to County officials, the bud...

March 13, 2019

Three teachers have been named finalists for the 2019–2020 MCPS Teacher of the Year Award by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund, and two of them teach at Clarksburg-area schools.

   They are: Madeline Hanington, an English content specialist and teacher at Hallie Wells Middle School in Clarksburg a...

March 6, 2019

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking to fill one vacancy on its five-member Ethics Panel (Panel).  The vacancy is for a three-year term beginning on July 1, 2019.  Members serve without compensation.

   As noted in Board Policy, BBB, Ethics, among the Panel’s responsibilities are:...

March 5, 2019

Montgomery County Police have arrested a Germantown man, who is a physical education teacher with Montgomery County Public Schools on 10 counts of possessing child pornography.

   MCPD detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division, Child Exploitation Unit, arrested Daemon Alan Dartouzos...

March 1, 2019

A meeting that might be over interest to Germantown-area residents will take place next week as the Board of Education is re-considering how it goes about determining the boundaries for Montgomery County Public Schools. While the Board made it clear that this meeting is not about any specific bounda...

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