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MCPS Has Nation’s Highest Graduation Rate for African American Males

(February 11, 2015)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has the highest graduation rate for African American males among the nation’s largest school districts, according to a report released Wednesday. The S ...(more)

Board of Education Approves Later School Start Times; Adopts $2.39B FY 16 Operating Budget and Launches National Search for New Superintendent

(February 11, 2015)

The Montgomery County Board of Education met on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. Among other items, the Board voted to change s ...(more)

Board Adopts $2.39 Billion FY 2016 Operating Budget

(February 10, 2015)

Board Cuts $10 Million Due to Reduction in State Funding; More Reductions Possible  The Montgomery County Board of Education Tuesday unanimously adopted a $2.39 billion operating budget reques ...(more)

Board of Education Launches National Search for New Superintendent

(February 10, 2015)

Board approves outside firm to assist in search The Montgomery County Board of Education officially launched the search for a new superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) on Tuesd ...(more)

Board of Education Approves Later School Start Times

(February 10, 2015)

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted Tuesday (Feb. 10, 2015) to change school starting and ending times in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) for the 2015-2016 school year—moving ...(more)

Board of Education Seeks Nominees for Distinguished Service Awards

(February 6, 2015)

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations from the public for its 18th Annual Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education. The awards are sponsored by the Board to recog ...(more)

Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, February 10 (Updated)

(February 6, 2015)

Note: This press release is being resent with an updated meeting agenda. The Montgomery County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at the Carver Educational Servi ...(more)

ADVISORY: Media Availability on Superintendent’s Contract

(February 3, 2015)

Montgomery County Board of Education President Patricia B. O’Neill and Superintendent Joshua P. Starr will hold a media availability TODAY, Tuesday, February 3, at noon, to discuss the superinte ...(more)

Board of Education and Dr. Joshua P. Starr Reach Agreement Regarding Superintendent’s Departure

(February 3, 2015)

The Montgomery County Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Joshua P. Starr have reached a mutual agreement that will end Dr. Starr’s tenure with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCP ...(more)

Statement on the Status of the Superintendent's Contract

(February 1, 2015)

Board of Education President Patricia O’Neill released the following statement regarding discussions about the Superintendent’s contract: The Montgomery County Board of Education and D ...(more)

MCPS Schools CLOSED Tuesday Jan. 27; Administrative Offices Open Two Hours Late

(January 27, 2015)

Montgomery County Public Schools are closed today (January 27, 2015) due to emergency weather conditions. All school and community activities in school buildings also are canceled. Administrative o ...(more)

Graduation Rate Rises, Gap Narrows for MCPS Class of 2014

(January 27, 2015)

Four-year rate rises for all subgroups of students The graduation rate for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) rose for a third consecutive year and the achievement gap narrowed in all are ...(more)

School-sponsored Afterschool Activities Canceled Monday (Jan. 26)

(January 26, 2015)

Montgomery County Public Schools will close at the regularly scheduled time today, January 26, 2015. All school-sponsored afterschool and evening activities are CANCELED. Day care programs in scho ...(more)

Superintendent Receives Outstanding Advocate Award from National Association of School Psychologists

(January 22, 2015)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Joshua P. Starr has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Advocate Award from the National Association of School Psychologists (NA ...(more)

UPDATED: Afterschool Activities Canceled Wednesday (Jan. 21)

(January 21, 2015)

UPDATE: Montgomery County Public Schools will close at the regularly scheduled time today. All after school and evening school activities are canceled. Day care programs in school buildings will re ...(more)