Browse Public Announcements for 1999 - 2000 School Year

Professional Development School Program Links with George Washington University to Address Needs of Linguistically Diverse Students

(March 21, 2000)

The Professional Development School (PDS) pilot program at Kemp Mill Elementary School is a joint project of Montgomery County Public Schools and George Washington University (GWU) designed to train t ...(more)

Representatives of Education and Legal Professions Join to Discuss Collaborations on Secondary Law and Government Instruction

(March 21, 2000)

More than 120 educators and members of law-related professions will participate in a Law, Education and Partnership Conference. Topics will include law resources on the Internet, networking to build p ...(more)

Board of Education Examines Middle School Curriculum to Increase Rigor and Challenge for Students

(March 21, 2000)

The Montgomery County Board of Education is considering ways to make the middle school curriculum more challenging, with an eye toward bringing school system policy on middle school education in line ...(more)

Supreme Court Declines to Review Lower Court Decision Prohibiting the Use of Race in Approving Student Transfers

(March 20, 2000)

The United States Supreme Court today [Monday, March 20] declined the Montgomery County Board of Education's request to review a lower court's decision prohibiting any consideration of race or ethnici ...(more)

Vocal Music Teacher at Richard Montgomery High School Wins Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award

(March 20, 2000)

Richard Montgomery High School vocal music teacher Ronald P. Frezzo has been selected to receive the 2000 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award from The Washington Post.Frezzo is among 20 winners of t ...(more)

Absentee Ballot Information for Special Election on April 18 for Montgomery County Council District 1

(March 17, 2000)

The Montgomery County Board of Elections is providing information to voters about the upcoming special election -- on April 18, 2000, to fill the County Council seat being vacated by Mrs. Betty Ann Kr ...(more)

Business Executives and School Principals to Share Management and Leadership Experiences during Executive Shadow Week

(March 16, 2000)

Principals and leading business executives will share on-the-job work experiences from March 16 through 22 during the fourth annual Executive Shadow program, which will culminate in a networking sessi ...(more)

Board Meeting Summary, 3/14/00 Board Denies Charter School Application, Ratifies Agreement with Employee Organization, Reviews Report on Middle School Education

(March 15, 2000)

The Board of Education met yesterday [Tuesday, March 14] and, among other items, ratified a negotiated agreement with an employee organization, voted to deny a charter school application, reviewed a r ...(more)

Head Lice Information

(March 15, 2000)

A Head Lice Infestation website (see link below) from the Centers for Disease Control has excellent information for the public on detecting and controlling head lice. ...(more)

New School Assignment Website Helps Individuals Find the Schools that Serve their Neighborhoods

(March 10, 2000)

The School Assignment Locator (see link below), a new Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) website, is now available to assist individuals in determining the schools that serve a particular neighbo ...(more)

Rosemont Elementary School Wins State Award for its Exemplary Reading Program

(March 10, 2000)

Rosemont Elementary School has won the 2000 Exemplary Reading Program Award from the State of Maryland International Reading Association Council (SoMIRAC), making this the sixth consecutive year that ...(more)

Two Finalists for Student Member of the Board of Education Selected by Secondary School Students

(March 10, 2000)

Delegates from Montgomery County Public Schools secondary schools have nominated two finalists for the student seat on the county Board of Education. Christopher Lloyd of John F. Kennedy High School a ...(more)

Charter School Conditional Recommendation: Superintendent Recommends Conditional Approval of Montgomery County's First Charter School Pending Further Work on Academics, Finances and Facilities

(March 09, 2000)

Superintendent of Schools Jerry D. Weast has recommended to the Board of Education that the first phase of the application for the Jaime Escalante Public Charter School be approved conditionally for t ...(more)

Eight Local High Schools Ranked Among Top in the Nation by Newsweek Magazine

(March 09, 2000)

Eight Montgomery County Public Schools high schools have been ranked by Newsweek magazine among the top schools in the nation in the number of Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (I ...(more)

County Council Budget Hearings: County Council Schedules Public Hearings in April to Receive Community Input on Next Year's Budget for Schools

(March 09, 2000)

The Board of Education's requested operating budget for next year will be reviewed by the Montgomery County Council this spring, and the Council has scheduled a series of public hearings during the fi ...(more)