Browse Public Announcements for 2011 - 2012 School Year

Superintendent to Hold Spring Forums on Four Important Topics

(February 21, 2012)

Superintendent Joshua P. Starr will hold four forums this spring to discuss specific topics of importance to staff, students, parents and the community.   The forums will delve into four topic ...(more)

Board of Education Approves FY 2013 Budget Request, Legislative Stances

(February 15, 2012)

The Montgomery County Board of Education met on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. Among other items, the Board approved a Fiscal ...(more)

Bannockburn ES Closed Today Due to Broken Sewer Pipe

(February 15, 2012)

Bannockburn Elementary School will be closed today, Wednesday, February 15, due to a broken sanitary sewer pipe in the street. Before- and after-school care at Bannockburn are also cancelled today. &n ...(more)

Board of Education Opposes Shifting of State Pension Costs to Local Government

(February 14, 2012)

Montgomery County Board of Education President Shirley Brandman, on behalf of the Board of Education, released the following statement regarding Governor Martin O’Malley’s proposal to shift pension co ...(more)

Board of Education Approves $2.13 Billion Budget Request

(February 14, 2012)

Allows district to manage growth and acknowledge employees The Montgomery County Board of Education approved a $2.13 billion Operating Budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, which will allow the ...(more)

MEDIA ADVISORY: Board of Education to Vote on FY 2013 Operating Budget Tuesday

(February 13, 2012)

The Montgomery County Board of Education will vote on its Fiscal Year 2013 Operating Budget request TOMORROW, Tuesday, February 14, 2012. The Board received Superintendent of Schools Joshua P. Starr’s ...(more)

Superintendent Recommends Funds for School Improvement Efforts

(February 10, 2012)

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr is recommending that more than $680,000 be realigned within the FY 2013 budget to support alternative governance plans in two middle sch ...(more)

Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, February 14

(February 10, 2012)

The Montgomery Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville. The public portion of the meeting will begin at 1 ...(more)

Half of MCPS Graduates Score College-Ready on Advanced Placement Exams

(February 08, 2012)

MCPS Graduates Outperform the State and the Nation Half of the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Class of 2011 received a college-ready score on at least one Advanced Placement (AP) exam—near ...(more)

MEDIA ADVISORY: Supt. Starr to Hold Student Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow, Feb. 7

(February 06, 2012)

Superintendent of Schools Joshua P. Starr will hold his third Student Town Hall tomorrow, February 7, 2012, at Thomas S. Wootton High School. Dr. Starr will answer questions from students in the studi ...(more)

MEDIA ADVISORY: Superintendent Starr's Book Club Featuring "Drive" Author Daniel Pink

(January 30, 2012)

Superintendent Joshua P. Starr will hold his second Book Club event tomorrow (Tuesday, January 31) featuring author Daniel Pink and his book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.   ...(more)

Superintendent Plans Elimination of TerraNova Test

(January 26, 2012)

Superintendent of Schools Joshua P. Starr announced Thursday (January 26) that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will stop administering the TerraNova 2 (TN2) test to second grade students start ...(more)

Blair HS Student Named a Finalist in Intel Science Talent Search

(January 25, 2012)

A Montgomery Blair High School student has been named a finalist in one of the nation's most prestigious precollegiate science competitions. Frederic Koehler, a senior, was named a finalist i ...(more)

County Executive's CIP Recommendation Invests in MCPS, but Delays Several Projects

(January 17, 2012)

The Montgomery County Executive’s recommended Capital Improvements Program (CIP), released Tuesday, invests in the facility and infrastructure needs of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), but con ...(more)

Rachel Carson ES Named Maryland Blue Ribbon School

(January 17, 2012)

Rachel Carson Elementary School was named a Blue Ribbon School by the Maryland State Department of Education Tuesday. The school will now compete to become the 35th National Blue Ribbon School in ...(more)