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Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

The Board will hold public hearings on the Superintendent’s FY 2016 Operating Budget recommendation on Thursday, Jan. 8, and Thursday, Jan. 15. The Board will hold its next regular business meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. These meetings will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34).

See the calendar page for meeting times and more information.


Following the Law on the School Calendar

Board of Education President Phil Kauffman and Vice President Pat O’Neill have authored a blog post about the Board’s Nov. 11 decision to remove references to religious holidays from the 2015-2016 school year calendar. The change was made by the Board to recognize that the decision to close schools must—under federal and state law—be made for a secular or operational reason, such as high absenteeism of students and/or staff. MCPS cannot close for religious reasons.


Provide Your Input on the Operating Budget

On September 9, 2014, the Board of Education adopted its budget interests for the FY 2016 Operating Budget. The superintendent will present his Recommended FY 2016 Operating Budget on December 9.

Interested in providing testimony to the Board of Education concerning the Superintendent’s Recommended FY 2016 Operating Budget? Beginning on Monday, December 15, 2014, at 9 a.m., individuals wishing to testify must register by calling 301-279-3617.


Board Approves Amendments to Capital Improvements Program

The Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously approved amendments to the district’s six-year Capital Improvements Program (CIP) on Monday, adding $223.3 million to help Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) manage its current and future enrollment growth.

Read more

BOE Blog Post



Contact Information

Contact Information

Board of Education Office

Montgomery County Public Schools
Carver Educational Services Center
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 123
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Tel: 301-279-3617
Fax: 301-279-3860
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for matters on appeal and legal notices.

Notices of appeal or any communications
related to appeals may be delivered/mailed
to the Board office, e-mailed to Suzann King
at, or sent via
facsimile to 301-279-3860. All other legal
notices and official communication must be
delivered to the Board office in writing as required
by law

All messages sent toboe@mcpsmd.orgwill be
automatically copied to all Board members.

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How to Search for Board of Education Materials

All Board of Education Documents, Agendas, and other meeting materials are in Boarddocs. The search for those materials can be found at this link.

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Board Expenses

Board Expenses

On Monday, July 28, 2014, the Montgomery County Board of Education (Board) approved sweeping changes to the processes and guidelines that govern the payment of expenses that Board members incur as a part of their work. Among the changes, Board members will no longer use district-funded credit cards; will receive a per diem allowance when attending professional conferences; and will employ a new process for determining public events, conferences, and meetings that Board members can attend at the district’s expense.

The changes are reflected in the Board Member Compensation and Expense Standards section of the Board’s Handbook, as well as the new and updated expense forms:

Quarterly Deliberations

Quarterly Deliberations

The Board has implemented a process to discuss and consider pending action requests by the community.

During the Board’s quarterly deliberations of these requests, the Board will evaluate each pending action request with specific reference to work priorities already set for the year (the annual work plan) and determine the appropriate prioritization. The Board will also expressly consider any implication for existing staff capacity/resources.

The Board will provide a report about the outcome of its quarterly deliberations at a future Board meeting, as well as post information to this section of the Board’s webpage.