Parents in the Montgomery County Public Schools have complained that race was unlawfully factored into admissions for two sought-after middle school magnet programs.
This is the third year in a row that Maryland’s largest school system has seen a decline in graduation rates, but the news isn’t all bad.
A letter to the Damascus High School community says the school system will cooperate with law enforcement as criminal cases against five students move through juvenile court.
Montgomery County Public Schools CEO Andrew Zuckerman said the school system would examine how much it would cost to put more all-gender bathrooms into schools.
Like many other school systems across the country, Montgomery County Public Schools are receiving age-appropriate training in case of a school shooter. Next on the training list are the elementary schools.
Montgomery County’s board of education said it would soon choose between a pair of school calendar options for the 2019-2020 school year: to either return students to a longer spring break or implement a shorter break, similar to the current calendar.
Montgomery County’s sexually transmitted infection cases have reached a 10-year high, which county officials describe as a public health crisis.
Montgomery County Public Schools released a final report on school safety, which includes survey results from students. Among the findings: 32 percent of students said they wanted more security cameras, and 20 percent said they wanted more security staff members or school resource officers.
“We as students are not demanding a lot here,” Montgomery County student board member Matthew Post said. “We’re asking to not be shot. We’re asking to not learn in fear. We’re asking to not be stuck as the ‘mass shooting generation.'”
“Leaving school property poses a significant safety risk,” Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith wrote in a letter posted online. “MCPS does not have the staff or resources to ensure students are safe during the school day when they are not on a school campus.”
A bill would require that elementary students get at least 90 minutes of PE and 60 minutes of recess per week. But in Montgomery County, that would mean hiring an estimated 133 teachers.
As a result of an income-tax-revenue shortfall, $25 million will be cut from school system, while some health services for low-income families will be spared.
Students in Montgomery County, Maryland, have had a couple days off this month due to winter weather, and that will not have any effect on the school calendar, according to the school system’s superintendent Jack Smith — but things could change.
Montgomery County’s Parks Department has joined a nationwide class action suit against a synthetic turf manufacturer.
“Folks would really like us to have a full spring break, and I would love to be able to have a full spring break,” said Montgomery County school board member Patricia O’Neill. “It’s just not possible. This is as good as we can do.”
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