Tagged: Board of Education


The case for graduation

By Lauren Frost | March 16, 2016, 1:27 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The County Council needs to approve the proposed budget increase in order to give students the graduation they deserve.


Montgomery County Board of Education approves 2017 operating budget

By Randima Herath | March 13, 2016, 10:26 a.m. | In Local »

The Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) adopted the Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget on Feb. 9, 2016, which includes resources to serve additional students and improve the workforce as well as investments to close the achievement gap.


MCPS to consider testing cuts

By James Sleigh | April 26, 2015, 6:57 p.m. | In Local »

On March 30, the President of the Montgomery County Public Schools' (MCPS) Board of Education, Patricia O'Neill wrote an open letter to students, parents and teachers regarding the amount of testing occurring during the 2014-2015 school year.


Interim Superintendent announces budget cuts for the 2015-2016 fiscal year

By Amalia Chiapperino | April 13, 2015, 1:49 p.m. | In Local »

On March 9, Montgomery County Public Schools' interim superintendent Larry Bowers announced plans for countywide budget cuts in preparation for an expected decline in state aid and funding.


MCPS Board of Education release their annual report to the community

By Martha Morganstein | March 16, 2015, 5:10 p.m. | In Local »

On March 3, the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education (BOE), released its annual report to the community for 2014. The report is divided into various sections that outline what is changing in MCPS.


Extra time

By Nicholas Shereikis | March 8, 2015, 7:25 p.m. | In Humor »

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

By Harini Salgado | Feb. 9, 2015, 6:15 p.m. | In News Blog »

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.


Starr to end term as superintendent early

By Zoe Johnson | Feb. 8, 2015, 6:26 p.m. | In News Blog »

The decision, which followed a report that a majority of the school board did not support the renewal of Starr's contract has sparked controversy across Montgomery County, primarily due to lack of explanations from the Board of Education.


SMOB Candidates weigh in

By Melissa Arias | April 23, 2013, 11:10 a.m. | In Local »

This year the Montgomery County Student Member of the Board (SMOB) candidates include Richard Montgomery junior Andrew Zhang, and Poolesville junior Justin Kim. They both have experience with student government and bringing change to the community, as well as the desire to be your SMOB. SCO asked them both about why they feel you should vote for them this week.


Blair sophomore announces SMOB candidacy

By Stacy Mathew | Feb. 12, 2013, 7:05 p.m. | In Local »

Blair sophomore Christina McCann is officially in the running to become the next Student Member of the Board (SMOB). As a nominee, McCann is the first Blair student to have filed for the position since 2007 when then-junior Will Bucher was placed on the ballot.


Citizens' organization sues County, Board of Education

By Grace Hill | Dec. 11, 2012, 4:44 p.m. | In Local »

The West Montgomery County Citizens Association (WMCCA) has a pending lawsuit against Montgomery County on behalf of Nick's Farm , an organic farm in Potomac, Md. Nick's Farm has inspired a movement against the use of the land as Montgomery Soccer Inc. (MSI) soccer fields.


Montgomery County Board of Education opposes state bill

By Aanchal Johri | Dec. 3, 2012, 8:36 p.m. | In Local »

On Nov. 13, the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education spoke against a bill that intends to expand the size of the board and alter the election process for district members of the board. A scheduled hearing by the Maryland General Assembly will take place next month.


MCPS superintendent delivers first State of the Schools speech

By Aanchal Johri | Nov. 19, 2012, 11:54 a.m. | In Local »

On Nov. 12, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr delivered his first State of the Schools address at the Strathmore Music Center.


Board of Education approves $14.5 million technology plan

By Lily Gates | Sept. 24, 2012, 11:24 a.m. | In Local »

The MCPS Board of Education approved Superintendent Starr's $14.5 million proposal to install Promethean boards in all elementary schools and wireless networking to all MCPS schools next year.


Board of Education releases budget

By Josh Schmidt | March 8, 2012, 11:11 a.m. | In Print News »

The Board of Education (BOE) unanimously agreed upon and announced a $2.13 billion operating budget for the fiscal year (FY) 2013. MCPS superintendent Joshua Starr initially requested a $2.1 billion budget.


Where some win, others lose

By Saaraa Farooq | March 4, 2012, 9:10 p.m. | In News Blog »

New regulations for the gifted and talented education system will classify and track a child as young as three-years-old.


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