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Snowy solutions

While snow falls and students are sound asleep, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) administrators are up at 3 a.m., racing around and checking the weather forecasts. The seemingly small notification that pops up on the MCPS website before school starts has a big decision making process behind it, and even wider impacts on the community.

Part Two: What Happens Next?

Blair freshman Dianaís eighth grade P.E. and health classes became a nightmare when she was continuously sexually harassed by her teacher.

Confidentiality concerns arise with the new countywide counselor sign-up

Students are now required to fill out a detailed online Google form each time they visit the counseling office, in compliance with a new Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) mandate.

Montgomery County implements new opioid prevention plan

Since the start of the 2017-2018 school year, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) have implemented an opioid-overdose prevention plan. The plan includes stocking all schools with naloxone, a drug to alleviate opioid overdose symptoms, as well as educating students about opioid addiction in health classes. The plan responds to a spike in opioid-related deaths in Maryland.

Montgomery County Council Members Discuss a Possible Soda Tax

Montgomery County Council Vice President Hans Riemer (D) and co-member Tom Hucker (D-20) have discussed the possibility of a tax on sweetened beverages.

Measuring snow in pencils instead of inches

"Hey, itís supposed to snow next week! Do you think weíll have a day off?" "Maybe; What does MoCo Snow say?"

Superintendent and SMOB answer questions at Blair

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) Eric Guerci hosted a town hall meeting with Interim Superintendent Larry A. Bowers in the Montgomery Blair High School media center on Thursday, Mar. 10.

County announces elevated concentrations of radon in 28 facilities

In 26 schools, as well as the Rocking Horse Road Center daycare and the Lathrop Smith Environmental Education Center, where many students go for Outdoor Education in middle school, the levels of radon in one or more rooms were above the recommended 4 pCi/L.

Student Resource Officers to begin using body cameras

On October 12, police officers at Walt Whitman, Northwest, and Seneca Valley High Schools began to wear body cameras as a part of the Body Worn Camera (BWC) pilot program.

County criticized for use of state aid

A report from the County Councilís Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) criticized Montgomery County Public Schools for using only $104 million of the $151 million of state aid designated to fund programs that aim to help low-income students
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