Browse Public Announcements for 1999 - 2000 School Year

Board Meeting Summary, Meeting of 11/9/99: 'Call to Action' Overview Presented, and Board Endorses Early Childhood Initiative, Approves Calendar, and Appoints Community Superintendents

(November 09, 1999)

The Board of Education met yesterday [Tuesday, November 9, 1999] and, among other items, heard a presentation on the "Call to Action" overview for the school system and approved appointments of four c ...(more)

Muncaster Challenge Program's Underground Railroad Journey Included in Discovery Channel's 'American Journey' TV Series

(October 29, 1999)

Students and educators from the Muncaster Challenge Program undertook a journey to freedom on October 8-11, reenacting a segment of the Underground Railroad from the Potomac River to Baltimore.They we ...(more)

Montgomery County Board of Education to Host Public Forum for State Board of Education to Address Critical Statewide Issues

(October 28, 1999)

The Montgomery County Board of Education will join with boards of education from Frederick, Howard, and Prince George's counties to present a public forum for the Maryland State Board of Education to ...(more)

More Classrooms, New Schools, Updated Facilities, and New Programs Highlight Capital Budget for Growing Enrollment

(October 28, 1999)

A significant expansion in the school classroom space needed to serve an enrollment that will reach more than 140,000 students by 2005, an increase of nearly 9,000 students over this year, highlights ...(more)

MCPS Web Page Provides Superintendent's FY 2001 Capital Budget Recommendations by High School Cluster

(October 28, 1999)

The portion of the Requested FY 2001 Capital Budget and FY 2001 to FY 2006 Capital Improvements Program which includes the superintendent's recommendations by high school cluster is available on the D ...(more)

Student Identification Badges

(October 28, 1999)

The implementation of identification badges for high school students and staff has been delayed following concerns by principals and students.At a meeting yesterday [Wednesday, October 28] with studen ...(more)

Dedication of New Parent Resource Center at Gaithersburg Elementary School to be Held

(October 27, 1999)

Dedication of the new Parent Resource Center at Gaithersburg Elementary School, 35 North Summit Avenue, will be held on Thursday, November 4, at 9:30 a.m. Superintendent of Schools Jerry D. Weast will ...(more)

Board Endorses Reorganization Plan, Reviews Special Education Report, Approves Request for Supplemental Appropriation

(October 26, 1999)

The Board of Education met yesterday [Monday, October 25, 1999] and, among other items, endorsed a plan for reorganization of the central administration of the school system, reviewed a report on spec ...(more)

Major Reorganization of Central Administration Will Focus Teams in Support of Principals and Teachers

(October 25, 1999)

A major reorganization of the central administration is being detailed to the Board of Education this evening [Monday, October 25, beginning at 9:45 p.m.] to support comprehensive changes needed to im ...(more)

Celebration of American Indian Heritage Month Will Be Marked by a Program and Ceremony at the Carver Educational Services Center

(October 19, 1999)

Montgomery County Public Schools is hosting a celebration to kick off the month-long observance of American Indian Heritage Month in November. The program will include story telling, dance, and music ...(more)


(October 18, 1999)

Frederick County, Howard County, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County Boards of Education invite you to:THE MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATIONPUBLIC FORUMMonday, November 8, 19997:00 pmPaint B ...(more)

Montgomery County Public Schools to Participate in Statewide Initiative in Educational Quality Management

(October 18, 1999)

Maryland is one of six states selected by the National Alliance of Business (NAB) as a pilot site for the Baldrige in Education (BiE-IN) quality management initiative. Montgomery, Wicomico, Howard, Ca ...(more)

Update on the Middle School Mathematics Review

(October 17, 1999)

[The following are two documents: (1) a memorandum dated October 13 from Dr. Jerry D. Weast, superintendent of schools, to the Board of Education, transmitting the recommendations of a five-member ext ...(more)

Performance in Reading and Math Declines on 1999 Criterion-Referenced Tests as Average Remains Below Proficiency Standard

(October 17, 1999)

Student performance in mathematics and reading, on average, declined on the 1999 Criterion-Referenced Tests (CRTs), administered last spring to students in grades three through eight. The average perc ...(more)

Board Meeting Update, Thursday, October 14, 1999: Board Reviews Preliminary Education Plan, Approves Policy on English Language Learners, Appoints Chief Operating Officer

(October 15, 1999)

The Board of Education met yesterday [Thursday, October 14] and, among other items, reviewed a preliminary education plan for the school system and approved a revised policy on the education of Englis ...(more)