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Public Comment Sought on Amendment to School Calendar Policy

At the October 8 meeting, the Board of Education chose to publish three calendar options for public comment including an option which allows for the opening of MCPS schools and offices on Inauguration Day. Currently Board Policy IDA states, "When the day of a Presidential Inauguration falls on a school day, that day shall be designated as a MCPS system holiday." Therefore, the Board took Tentative Action on draft Board Policy IDA, School Year Calendar, which includes an amendment to allow for schools and offices to be open on Inauguration Day. To provide your input and help to inform the board use the link below.

Policy IDA

It's Nearly Strathmore Concert Time for These 5th Graders

5th Graders throughout the county are prepping for their annual field trip to the Music Center at Strathmore. Now in its 15 year this valuable partnership exposes elementary students to professional musicians and music on a grand scale. Combining a concert and classroom instruction students learn about instruments and many musical styles from rock to Bach.

Music Instruction

Equity In Action: Free Tech for 3 MCPS Middle Schools

Verizon's Innovative Learning Initiative is providing more than 3000 new iPads to students at Argyle, Forest Oak and Neelsville Middle Schools. The partnership provides free internet access for students, as well as technology-infused teacher training.

Equity In Action

A New School, More Programs and Opportunities

Did you know? Seneca Valley High School is opening a larger school in the 2020-2021 school year to alleviate overcrowding at Clarksburg and Northwest high schools. The Board of Education will make a decision about boundaries in late November 2019. Due to the overlapping timeline, all students interested in Seneca Valley’s application-based programs should apply by Nov. 1, regardless of whether they are in or out of the school’s current boundaries.

New School

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MCPS–All In: Equity and Achievement Framework

MCPS is committed to addressing disparities in student outcomes by closing gaps in opportunity and achievement for all students, in all classrooms, in all of our schools. The MCPS All In: Equity and Achievement Framework provides the purpose, path and plan to ensure success for all students.

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