Browse Public Announcements for 2001 - 2002 School Year

New Proposals for Improved State Aid for Targeted Needs

(December 21, 2001)

The following is the text of a letter sent yesterday [Thursday, December 20] to Maryland Governor Parris N. Glendening on proposed modifications to the final recommendations of the Commission on Educa ...(more)

Public Comment Period on Policy CNE Extended

(December 20, 2001)

The public comment period on a proposed policy (CNE) on private contributions for improvements to school facilities has been extended to Friday, January 25, 2002, due to the volume of public response ...(more)

Board of Education Sets 2002-03 School Calendar

(December 14, 2001)

The Board of Education approved the school calendar for the 2002-2003 school year during its business meeting on December 11. Included in the calendar is a contingency calendar to be used if the scho ...(more)

Thornton Commission Recommendations Fall Short

(December 13, 2001)

The following is a joint statement, issued yesterday evening [Wednesday, December 12] by Montgomery County Council President Steve Silverman, County Executive Douglas M. Duncan, Board of Education Pre ...(more)

Board of Education Meeting Summary for December 11

(December 12, 2001)

The Board of Education met yesterday [Tuesday, December 11] and, among other items, elected Board officers, and approved an update on the System of Shared Accountability for Schools and a school calen ...(more)

Public Comment Sought on Student Transfer Policy

(December 12, 2001)

A proposed policy (JEE) on student transfers has been tentatively adopted for community comment by the Board of Education. A copy of the document is available as a PDF file for public review and cons ...(more)

Board of Education Elects Officers

(December 11, 2001)

Reginald M. Felton was unanimously elected president of the Board of Education for a one-year term, and Patricia B. O’Neill was elected vice president of the Board for a one-year term. The election o ...(more)

Twenty-four Teachers Earn National Certification

(December 10, 2001)

Twenty-four Montgomery County Public Schools teachers are among the 64 Maryland teachers who have achieved certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) this year. T ...(more)

Study Circles on Student Achievement to Present Conclusions

(December 07, 2001)

Students, parents and community leaders in the Montgomery Blair, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, and Wheaton clusters have spent the last several months engaging in study circles to discover ways to ...(more)

Dr. Weast on the State of the School System and the FY'03 Budget

(December 07, 2001)

The following is the edited text of the statement by Dr. Jerry D. Weast, superintendent of schools, to the Board of Education, outlining his views on the state of the school system and his recommendat ...(more)

Board of Education Meeting Agenda for December 11

(December 07, 2001)

9:00 a.m. Closed Session 10:00 a.m. Election of Officers 10:15 a.m. 1.0 Roll Call 1.1 Approval of the Agenda (A) 1.2 Items of Legislation (D/A) 1.3 Board/Superintendent ...(more)

Expanded Full-Day K Recommended in Heavily Cut Budget

(December 06, 2001)

Dr. Jerry D. Weast, superintendent of the Montgomery County Public Schools, announced today [Thursday, December 6] a budget plan for Fiscal Year 2003 that incorporates reductions in current expenditur ...(more)

2001 Results of Advanced Placement Tests

(December 06, 2001)

Results of the spring 2001 Advanced Placement (AP) tests released recently by Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) show a large increase in participation with only a slight decline in performance l ...(more)

State Grant to Fund Second County Judy Center

(December 03, 2001)

Montgomery County Public Schools will receive a state grant of $644,000 to establish the county’s second Judy Center designed to help families prepare their children for school. The Center will se ...(more)

Board of Education Meeting Summary, November 27

(November 30, 2001)

The Board of Education met on Tuesday, November 27, and, among other items, approved the Fiscal Year 2003 Capital Budget and Fiscal Year 2003-2008 Capital Improvements Program, approved boundary chang ...(more)