If the proposed policy changes get final approval, MCPS high school students would get up to three excused absences per academic year to attend organized protests or other civic activities.
Marking 19 years since the massacre at Columbine High School that killed 13 people, local students are participating in a walkout protest on Friday to call for gun control. See photos.
Student group HU Resist said this week that “more demands were discussed” but would not disclose further details. Students are occupying the administration building in protest after the confirmation of a longtime financial aid scandal last week.
Cardin told Richard Montgomery students that he was proud to see so many from Maryland take part in a recent walkout — and some responded with demands for more than rhetoric.
“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.”
High school students in Prince George’s County, Maryland walked out of their classes on Friday, continuing the wave of student protests aimed at President-elect Donald Trump.
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said students need to realize that if they continue their protests during school hours, they may face consequences. Leggett’s remarks came a day after a 15-year-old Trump supporter was punched and kicked during a student-led anti-Trump protest in Rockville.
Montgomery County’s schools chief is asking students to stop protesting during school hours — and warning they may face disciplinary action if they continue.
So what do residents in some of these pro-Trump counties think about the recent student protests?
Hundreds of high school students across D.C. walked out of class Tuesday in protest of last week’s election of Trump to the presidency.
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