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BOE to Name New MCPS Superintendent Tonight

UPDATE: The Washington Post is reporting that Jack Smith, currently interim Maryland State Superintendent of Schools will be named new MCPS Superintendent tonight.

The Montgomery County Board of Education will appoint a new superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools at a special meeting to be held tonight, Thursday, Feb. 4 at 6:30 pm at the Caver Educational Center in Rockville.

Last evening the Board sent out a release stating that it would take action on the conditional appointment of the superintendent. The appointment—effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2020—will be contingent upon final written approval of the State Superintendent of Schools as required by state law.

The Board has been working in partnership with the search firm of Hazard, Young, Attea, and Associates. “The Board is committed to hiring the best person to lead our school system in the 21st century. The search will be guided by the tenets of