Blair would become the poorest high school in Montgomery County under Superintendent Jerry Weast's plan for redistricting the Downcounty Consortium (DCC).
Under five proposed plans for school redistricting in the Downcounty Consortium, scheduled to take effect in fall 2004, several of Blair's wealthiest districts could move to the Northwood High School cluster, leaving Blair among the consortium's lowest-income schools.
A new winter storm has started to affect the Washington area and students were released early on Wednesday. The storm will continue to pound our area through Friday. Up to a ten inches of snow is possible. Here is what Silver Chips Online is currently predicting.
Nearly half of all Blair students had outstanding financial obligations that totaled $79,228 as of Feb 10. This figure exceeds the previous record set at the end of first semester last year by more than $25,000.
The Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) passed on Nov 21 a modified version of a controversial resolution that will allow parents or corporations to make private donations to MCPS schools.
Superintendent Jerry Weast unveiled his budget for next year at Blair on Dec 12 amid fears that a budget shortfall could necessitate a reduction in funding for Blair's Magnet program among other substantial cutbacks.
Superintendent Jerry Weast unveiled his budget for next year at Blair on Dec 12 amid fears that a budget shortfall could necessitate a reduction in funding for Blair's Magnet program among other significant cutbacks.
A three-week wave of shootings that left ten people dead and three injured frightened the Blair community and personally affected several Blair students.
A group of at least seven Blair freshmen assaulted and seriously injured a junior after school at Silver Spring International Middle School in a Sept 13 incident described as "gang activity” by Principal Phillip Gainous.
The new air conditioning chiller Blair requested in March has not been installed, according to Business Manager Anne Alban, who believes the new chiller should be functional within the next two weeks.