Monocacy Elementary School is closed today (Nov. 21) due to an oil leak onsite.
The Board changed its Board meeting times!
NOTICE - Effective July 1, 2018, the Board of Education changed the start of its meeting times to generally begin at 2:00 p.m. for day business meetings and 5:30 p.m. for evening meetings.
How Do I Sign-Up to Make a Public Comment?
The Board accepts sign-ups online only!
NOTICE - The form to sign-up to provide public comment at the next Board of Education Business meeting can be found here. The form is generally available from 9:00 a.m. the Friday before the meeting until 9:00 a.m. on the Monday prior to the scheduled Board meeting.
At most business meetings, 30 minutes are set aside for Public Comments from residents to encourage public participation. The first fifteen (15) speakers who register online, will be granted three (3) minutes each to speak as follows:
This is not the proper avenue to address specific student or employee matters, especially those matters on appeal to the Board. Comments about the actions or statements of individual staff members are not appropriate for Public Comments and should be referred to the Superintendent of Schools or processed through available channels.
In advance of the meeting, please e-mail the testimony to email@example.com, fax it to 301-279-3860, or deliver to the Board of Education Office (850 Hungerford Drive, Suite 123, Rockville, MD 20850) and indicate the meeting during which you will be testifying.
If testimony is not provided in advance, speakers are requested to provide 20 copies of their written testimony for distribution to Board members, staff, and the press.
Fiscal Year 2020
Capital Budget and Amendments to the Fiscal Year 2019-2024 Capital Improvements
Program - Hearing Notice
The superintendent released his CIP recommendations on October 26, 2018, which can be found at https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/planning/cipmaster.aspx.
CIP work sessions were held on November 1, and November 16, 2018. The Board held CIP hearings on November 8 and November 12, 2018, at Carver Educational Services Center Auditorium, 850 Hungerford
Drive, Rockville, MD.
PLEASE NOTE: Sign-ups for the hearings are now closed.
Beginning on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., individuals who wished to testify during the
hearings on November 8 or 12, 2018, registered online. Individuals
registered to speak were allowed to reserve only one space. (Opportunity to sign up for the
hearing on November 8, 2018, ended at 9:00 a.m., on November 7, 2018, and for the hearing on November 12, 2018, ended at 9:00 a.m. on
November 9, 2018) It was not required to sign up to attend and
observe the hearings. All hearings were broadcast live on Comcast
Channel 34, Verizon FIOS Channel 34, and RCN Channel 88. Each speaker received three minutes to provide testimony. (Please note: The three minute
time limit applied to all speakers, except for elected officials and designated
cluster representatives, who had five minutes to testify.)
For the November 8,
2018, hearing, testimony was due no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 7,
For the November 12,
2018, hearing, testimony was due no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 9,
The agenda with the list of speakers was posted by noon on
the day of the hearing at http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/boe/meetings/.
Written testimony was sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 301-279-3860, or delivered to the Board of Education
Office at 850 Hungerford Drive, Suite 123, Rockville, MD 20850. Written
testimonies included the date on which the speaker testified. If
testimony was not provided as noted in the schedule above, speakers were requested to bring 20 copies of their statement to the hearing for distribution
to the Board, staff, and press.
Work Session, and Board Action
The schedule for Board
of Education review, public hearings, and action on the CIP is as follows:
October 26, 2018 – the superintendent released his recommendations
for the CIP.
October 29, 2018 – the
superintendent presented the CIP during the Board meeting.
November 8, 2018 (at
6:00 p.m.) - the Board held a public hearing.
November 12, 2018 (at
6:00 p.m.) - the Board held a public hearing.
November 16, 2018 (at 9:00 a.m.) (Note date and time change) - the Board held a work session.
November 27, 2018 (at
5:30 p.m.) - the Board will take action on the recommendations.
Public hearings are recorded, televised, and transmitted via webcast.
Individuals and groups may send written comments to the Board. Correspondence sent to the Board president will be copied to all Board members.
Montgomery County Board of Education 850 Hungerford Drive Rockville, Maryland 20850
E-mail communications to Board of Education members should be addressed to email@example.com. All Board members will receive the message.