BOARD OF EDUCATION

When does the Board of Education meet?

The Montgomery County Board of Education currently conducts two business meetings each month: A day business meeting that usually starts at 10:00 a.m.; and an evening meeting that starts at 6:00 p.m. For each meeting, the Board typically convenes an hour or two early to conduct certain business in closed session.

The current day meeting time is susceptible to inclement weather emergencies. Decisions to delay or postpone meetings have to be made on the spur of the moment if school closings or delays occur. The evening meeting time is less impacted, but the Board has had to cancel the meeting in times when inclement weather emergencies start in the evening.

Starting in July 2018, the Board will be changing its meeting times to lessen the impact of inclement weather on Board business and to make the meetings more accessible to staff and community members. Generally, the day business meeting will start at 2:00 p.m. (with a closed session that starts at noon) and the evening meeting will start a t 5:30 p.m. (with a closed session that starts at 4:00 p.m.).

What does the Board of Education stand for?

Advocacy is an important responsibility of the Board. Board members are often the voice in the community for public education. They work together with other public agencies to advocate for resources and support for all Montgomery County Public School students. Advocacy includes speaking for our students on issues of equity, fairness, and justice. This can take the form of a letter, testimony, and/or editorials. This page provides some of the many correspondence Board members have authored or contributed to as part of their advocacy work.

Contact the Board of Education

Carver Educational Services Center
    850 Hungerford Drive, Room 123 Rockville, Maryland 20850
    Tel: 240-740-3030
    Fax: 301-279-3860
    E-mail: boe@mcpsmd.org   *This e-mail address should never be used for matters on appeal and legal notices. 

Matters Regarding Appeals and Legal Notices

Communication related to appeals may be delivered to the Board Office, e-mailed to boeappeals@mcpsmd.org, or faxed to 301-279-3860. All other legal notices and official communication must be delivered to the Board Office in writing as required by law.

For more information, please visit the BOE website 

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