Browse Public Announcements for 2003 - 2004 School Year

'Deep Freeze' Imposed on Nearly All Spending

(November 03, 2003)

A “deep freeze” on all expenditures, with major exemptions for critical school-based spending for teachers and other staff, has been authorized by Superintendent Jerry D. Weast to offset revenue short ...(more)

Jerry Weast Named Maryland State Supt. of the Year

(October 31, 2003)

The Public School Superintendents' Association of Maryland, an organization of 24 superintendents representing all of the state's public school systems, chose Dr. Jerry D. Weast last night [Thursday, ...(more)

Superintendent Proposes New and Expanded Schools

(October 29, 2003)

A six-year plan to improve the quality and availability of public school facilities and classrooms in Montgomery County by building or reopening 10 new schools, constructing additions to 21 more schoo ...(more)

Board of Education Revises Charter School Policy

(October 28, 2003)

The Board of Education met on Monday [October 27] and, among other items, approved a revised policy on public charter schools and adopted its legislative platform for advocacy during the 2004 session ...(more)

Two Schools Receive Grants from AOL

(October 27, 2003)

Benjamin Banneker Middle School and Richard Montgomery High School are among 11 Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland schools to receive grants of up to $10,000 from America Online (AOL). The AOL ...(more)

Gaithersburg, Seneca Highs Win $1 Million Grant

(October 24, 2003)

The U. S. Department of Education has awarded Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) a three-year federal grant of $1 million to help establish smaller learning communities at Gaithersburg and Seneca ...(more)

Board of Education Meets on Monday Evening, Oct. 27

(October 24, 2003)

Agenda for Monday Evening, October 27 7:00 p.m. Closed Session 7:30 p.m. 1.0 Roll Call 1.1 Approval of the Agenda (A) 7:35 Public Comments 8:05 2.0 Consent Items (A) Facilities 2.1.1 ...(more)

Capital Budget Proposals to be Released Oct. 29

(October 23, 2003)

A comprehensive plan to improve the quality and increase the availability of public school facilities in Montgomery County will be described at a press conference on Wednesday, October 29, at 10:00 a. ...(more)

Harvard Selects School System for Leadership Project

(October 21, 2003)

The Montgomery County Public Schools was selected by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Business School to participate with eight other public school systems across the United St ...(more)

Advisory Committee Members Sought

(October 20, 2003)

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking adults to serve on the Family Life and Human Development Advisory Committee. The advisory committee serves an important role in providing guidance ...(more)

Comment Period Set for Policy on Student Trips

(October 17, 2003)

The Board of Education has tentatively approved a revised policy (IPD) on travel study programs and field trips. Interested individuals or groups are encouraged to submit comments to the Board during ...(more)

Supt's. Plan Calls for Expanded Full-Day Kindergarten

(October 15, 2003)

A four-year expansion of full-day kindergarten to all elementary schools in Montgomery County would provide the highly successful services to needy students as soon as possible, while ensuring that ea ...(more)

Highlights of Board of Education Meeting for Oct. 14

(October 15, 2003)

The Board of Education met on Tuesday [October 14] and, among other items, received an update on enrollment and the Capital Improvements Program and approved a resolution regarding recalculation of Ad ...(more)

Board Urges State to Change Gr. 3 AYP Calculations

(October 14, 2003)

The Montgomery County Board of Education today [Tuesday, October 14] unanimously urged the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to recalculate the Maryland State Assessment results of last ye ...(more)

Gains in Honors & AP Enrollment Among All Groups

(October 14, 2003)

The majority of all eighth graders in the Montgomery County Public Schools took Algebra last year, more than two-thirds of all high school students were enrolled in honors or Advanced Placement (AP) c ...(more)