Browse Public Announcements for 2002 - 2003 School Year

Live Call-in TV Program on Math Curriculum

(February 25, 2003)

Viewpoint: Revised Math Curriculum, a live call-in television program, will air on Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Cable Channel 34 on Monday, March 3, from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Communit ...(more)

Principal Appointed for Northwood High School

(February 24, 2003)

The Board of Education this evening [Monday, February 24] approved the following administrative appointment: * Henry R. Johnson, Jr., currently principal of West Potomac High School in Alexandria, ...(more)

Grading and Reporting Forum Rescheduled

(February 24, 2003)

A community forum at Thomas S. Wootton High School to discuss proposed changes to Policy IKA, Grading and Reporting, postponed on February 20 due to emergency weather conditions, has been rescheduled ...(more)

Board of Education Meets Monday, Feb. 24

(February 21, 2003)

7:00 p.m. Closed Session 7:30 p.m. 1.0 Roll Call 1.1 Approval of the Agenda (A) 1.2 Women’s History Month (A) 1.3 Items of Legislation (A) 8:00 Public Comments 8:30 2.0 Conse ...(more)

Middle School Student Named Top Youth Volunteer

(February 21, 2003)

Monica Delizo, an eighth grade student at Julius West Middle School, has been named one of Maryland’s top two youth volunteers for 2003 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. The na ...(more)

Mental Health Resources Available Again

(February 14, 2003)

Helping children and adults deal with fear and anxiety -- with resources and information developed as a result of the sniper attacks earlier this school year -- is a major element of the school system ...(more)

More Budget Restrictions Imposed

(February 14, 2003)

Due to increasing concerns about the economic outlook, Superintendent Jerry D. Weast has expanded restrictions on expenditures in the current fiscal year. Previous expenditure restrictions implemente ...(more)

Guidelines Provided on Terror Attack Response

(February 14, 2003)

Guidelines for responding to a chemical, biological, and/or radiological incident have been developed for principals and school-based staff by the Department of School Safety and Security in conjuncti ...(more)

Supt's Letter on Emergency Preparedness

(February 13, 2003)

The following is the text of a letter sent today [Thursday, February 13] to all parents, students, and staff from Dr. Jerry D. Weast, superintendent of the Montgomery County Public Schools, on emergen ...(more)

Highlights of Board of Education Meeting, Feb. 11

(February 12, 2003)

The Board of Education met on Tuesday [February 11] and, among other items, reappointed Superintendent Weast for a second four-year term and approved a list of Academic Piorities for the next four yea ...(more)

Board Reappoints Dr. Weast as Superintendent

(February 11, 2003)

Jerry D. Weast, Ed.D., was reappointed unanimously as superintendent of the Montgomery County Public Schools by the Board of Education today [Tuesday, February 11], making him the first appointee from ...(more)

Board Meeting Agenda Revised, 2-11

(February 10, 2003)

Note: The following agenda was revised to add two items: Reappointment of the Superintendent of Schools (Item 1.3) and Board Academic Priorities (Item 1.4) 9:00 a.m. Closed Session 10:00 a.m ...(more)

School System Praised for Academic Standards

(February 10, 2003)

The following statement was released today [Monday, February 10] by Achieve, Inc., an independent, bipartisan, non-profit organization that, among initiatives, helps states benchmark academic standard ...(more)

Student and College Honor Seneca Valley Teacher

(February 10, 2003)

Susan Savini, Advanced Placement English teacher at Seneca Valley High School, was selected as this year's recipient of the Dickinson College Student Music Society's Annual Resounding Influences Award ...(more)

Board Approves New Budget Request

(February 10, 2003)

The Board of Education has approved an updated budget request for Fiscal Year 2004 that includes funding for new contract agreements, a new program for highly gifted students, and increases in enrollm ...(more)