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Board of Education Meetings

The Board of Educations's next meeting is the swearing in ceremony of the new Student Member of the Board on July 1 at 7 p.m. The next regular business meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 14, at 8:30 a.m. Meetings can be viewed on TV on Comcast Ch 34, Verizon Ch 36, RCN Ch 89 and online.


Education Matters

BOE President Patricia O'Neill talks with some of the 2015 MCPS Educators of the Year who were recently honored at the Champions of Children's Gala. Guests include MCPS Teacher of the Year Joseph Gannon; Lisa Bligen, the 2015 MCPS Supporting Services Employee of the Year; and Betty Collins, who is this year’s winner of the Dr. Edward Shirley Award for Excellence in Educational Administration and Supervision.


Board of Education Approves FY 2016 Operating Budget

The Montgomery County Board of Education approved a final operating budget for fiscal year 2016 on Tuesday, June 16. The $2.32 billion budget represents an increase of 1.6 percent and is funded at the minimum level required by state law. The Board approved the elimination of more than 380 staff and teaching positions and reductions to the budgets for the technology initiative, professional development, textbooks, and many other areas.


    Board of Education Honors Individuals, Organizations for Exceptional Service

    The Montgomery County Board of Education honored 17 individuals and organizations during the 18th annual Distinguished Service Awards ceremony on May 7. All of the honorees—through their volunteerism, mentoring or academic programs—have made exemplary contributions to public education in Montgomery County.

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      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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      This e-mail address should never be used
      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.