Board of Education Discusses Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Act; Approves Pilot Courses; and Holds Facilities and Boundaries Work Session Regarding the Superintendent’s Recommended FY 2024 Capital Budget and Amendments to the FY 2023–2028 Capital Improvements Program

November 21, 2022

The Montgomery County Board of Education (Board) held a business meeting on Thursday, November 10, 2022. During the meeting, the Board discussed the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Act; approved pilot courses; and held its final facilities and boundaries work session.

The agenda for the meeting, with related links, can be viewed on the Board website. Watch the meeting recording.

Blueprint for Maryland’s Future

The Board discussed the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Act (Blueprint) which lays out a roadmap for improving the future of public education in Maryland. Its policy and funding recommendations are designed to move schools forward in a comprehensive way.

The work of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and its partners, such as offices within the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, local colleges and universities, and business industry leaders, all are reflected in various aspects of the Blueprint policies.

Read the memorandum to the Board.

View the PowerPoint presentation.

Approval of Pilot Courses

The Board approved the courses identified by the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs as pilot courses or active courses for middle and high school students, as required by Board Policy IFA, Curriculum, approved on February 13, 2001, and its accompanying MCPS Regulation IFA-RA, Curriculum

Read the memorandum to the Board.

Facilities and Boundaries Work Session

The Board held a final work session on the Superintendent’s Recommended FY 2024 Capital Budget and Amendments to the FY 2023-2028 Capital Improvements Program.  It reviewed follow-up on recent facilities and boundaries public hearings and also discussed future non-capital issues.

View the PowerPoint presentation.


Future Meeting

The Board is scheduled to hold its next business meeting on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. The agenda is subject to change. Please check the Board website and meeting calendar for further information.

About the Board of Education

The Board is the official educational policymaking body in the county. The Board is responsible for the direction and operation of the public school system. The Board consists of seven county residents elected by voters for a four-year term and a student elected by secondary school students for a one-year term. Board members are elected countywide but run at-large or from the Board district in which they reside.  Montgomery County Board of Education: Ms. Brenda Wolff, president; Ms. Karla Silvestre, vice president.  Members: Dr. Judith Docca, Mrs. Shebra L. Evans, Ms. Lynne Harris, Dr. Scott Joftus, Mrs. Rebecca Smondrowski, and Mr. Arvin Kim, student member.  Dr. Monifa B. McKnight, superintendent of schools and secretary-treasurer. Office of the Board: 240-740-3030.

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