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After months of intense deliberation and serious debate, the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education (BOE) has made a momentous decision.

The changing of the bells

The Board of Education (BOE) will soon vote on the bell time schedule. After the dismissal of the first recommendation to implement later high school start times because of the cost (roughly 21 million dollars), MCPS released several new options on Jan. 6. On Feb. 10, the BOE will vote on these new plans.

MCPS removed religious holidays from school calendar

On Nov. 11th, the Montgomery County's Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Elections voted, 7-1, to not include any mention of any religious holiday on the school calendar.

MCPS institutes precautions against Ebola

In response to national concern about the Ebola virus, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) health staff developed new policies for schools to isolate any potential cases of Ebola among students.

MCPS sees biggest growth in years

MCPS saw an increase of over 2,000 students entering the countyís elementary, middle and high schools since last school year, which prompted a county-wide school expansion and renovation of its schools.

Shutting down on learning

Blackboards, books and lessons or lectures from classroom teachers are all quickly fading into the past; taking their place are shiny tablet screens, E-books and online lessons and resources. More laptops and tablets available for student use will mean more distractions and less vital human interaction in the classroom.

Car Crashes into Blair Magnet Bus

On Feb. 26, 2013, a car crashed from behind into Blair Magnet Bus 3995 on University Blvd E., near Safeway, at approximately 7:00 a.m.

MCPS approves 2015 budget

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education approved a $2.32 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 on Tuesday, Feb. 11 . The budget is a 4 percent increase over this year's and is 2.3 percent above the minimum level required by state law.

Superintendent addresses Blair concerns at Town Hall event

On Nov. 21, 2013, Dr. Joshua Starr, Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), addressed community comments and questions at Blairís town hall event.

All student athletes required to take baseline concussion test

This school year, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) implemented a mandatory baseline concussion test for all student athletes participating in a school sport
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