Browse Public Announcements for 2002 - 2003 School Year

Tests Reflect Increased Rigor in High School

(December 05, 2002)

A comparison of results released this morning [Thursday, December 5] by the state on the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) show that the Montgomery County Public Schools outperformed or matched a ...(more)

New 'Fast Start' Preschool Program Proposed

(December 04, 2002)

A new pre-kindergarten program, called “Fast Start,” is being developed as a way of consolidating, improving, and expanding academic services currently offered to 4-year-old children served by the loc ...(more)

New Publication to Assist Hispanic Parents

(December 04, 2002)

“Conquista tu Sueño/Aim High!” is a new publication in English and Spanish designed especially for parents of Hispanic students. It provides information about academic opportunities to improve succes ...(more)

Fumes Prompted Early Closure of B-CC High

(December 02, 2002)

Students and staff were evacuated and sent home about a half-hour early from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School this afternoon [Monday, December 2] after fumes from a concrete floor sealant spread throu ...(more)

Community Forums on Grading and Reporting Policy

(November 27, 2002)

Parents, community members, and school system staff are invited to participate in a community forum to discuss proposed changes to Board of Education Policy IKA, Grading and Reporting. Forums will be ...(more)

Board of Education Swearing In on December 2

(November 27, 2002)

Newly elected members of the Board of Education, Gabriel Romero and Charles Haughey, and two re-elected members of the Board, current President Reginald M. Felton and Vice President Patricia B. O’Neil ...(more)

Board Urges Higher Spending Guidelines

(November 27, 2002)

The Board of Education urged the Montgomery County Council yesterday [Tuesday, November 26] to approve higher spending affordability guidelines that will govern expenditures for next year's operating ...(more)

Board Approves Policy on Facility Funds

(November 26, 2002)

The Board of Education last week [Thursday, November 21] approved an amended policy that provides the procedures for the use of non-governmental funding for school facility improvements. The action c ...(more)

Board Approves Reopening Arcola Elementary

(November 26, 2002)

The Montgomery County Board of Education has approved the reopening of the former Arcola Elementary School to relieve overcrowding in the John F. Kennedy and Albert Einstein clusters in its request fo ...(more)

"Conquista tu Sueño" to Help Hispanic Parents

(November 26, 2002)

A news conference will be held on December 3 at 1:00 p.m. at Highland Elementary School to introduce “Conquista tu Sueño/Aim High!,” a publication that reaches out to parents of Hispanic students, pro ...(more)

869 Students are Maryland Distinguished Scholars

(November 25, 2002)

Montgomery County Public Schools 12th grade students have won 869 awards in the Maryland Distinguished Scholars program, which honors students throughout the state for their exceptional academic achie ...(more)

Enrollment Conditions Shape Upcoming Budget

(November 19, 2002)

A series of stark conditions and other factors -- including significant demographic changes among students and rising costs for increased enrollment and operating expenses -- will affect the upcoming ...(more)

Principal Receives Distinguished Leadership Award

(November 15, 2002)

Ida Lou Polcari, principal of Benjamin Banneker Middle School, has been selected to receive the 2002 Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award for Montgomery County. Polcari was vi ...(more)

New Judy Center to Serve Gaithersburg Area

(November 13, 2002)

Montgomery County’s Early Childhood Initiative will celebrate the opening of the County’s second Judy Center on November 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Summit Hall Elementary School. The center will serve commu ...(more)

Highlights of November 12 Board of Education Meeting

(November 13, 2002)

The Board of Education met yesterday [November 12] and, among other items, considered revised Policy CNE, Facility Improvements That are Not Funded with Montgomery County Revenues. The Board had a p ...(more)