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2015-2016 Budget Planning

The 2015-2016 Budget Planning website contains information on budget basics and a budget blog, updated with timely information on school board discussions regarding the budget.

School Start Times

Updated on 11/24/14 - MCPS administration will research later school start times for secondary students.

MCPS Mobile

The MCPS app, MCPS Mobile, is available for download on Android and Apple.

Free & Reduced Lunch

Online application for Free & Reduced Lunch.

Six Year Plan

Through a community planning process, the School Board has adopted a new motto - "Engage, Encourage, Empower" and has adopted a new Six Year Plan.


Add money to your child's lunch account online.

Safety and Security

Safety and security measures in MCPS.

Press Room

MCPS Last Day of School Set for May 29

The last day of school for the 2014-2015 school year will be May 29, 2015.

MCPS Launches New Online Application System

Published on: March 5, 2015

MCPS is transitioning to a new online application system for employment, Recruit & Hire. Applicants who wish to be considered for new positions must create a Recruit & Hire account.

February 25 Early Release Now Full School Day

The early release day scheduled for Wednesday, February 25, will be a full school day for Montgomery County students.

MCPS Response to Anthem Cyber Attack

Anthem, the provider of health insurance for MCPS, has experienced a cyber attack that resulted in the compromise of personal information for Anthem users.

Winter Community Newsletter Released This Week

The Winter 2015 edition of the MCPS Community Newsletter was delivered to homes this week and can also be found on the MCPS website.

School Board Changes Meeting Start Time

At the annual organizational meeting of the Montgomery County School Board, the board voted to change the start time for regularly scheduled meetings to 7 p.m.

Montgomery County Public Schools’ Communication Excellence Rewarded

MCPS earned two awards in the 2014 Chespra communications contest, including the top award of excellence for the 13-14 budget planning website. Awards were presented by the Chesapeake Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association.

2015-16 Budget Planning Website: Visual, Informative, Interactive

As planning begins for the 2015-2016 budget, MCPS has created a new budget planning website.

Graduation Dates Set for the Class of 2015

Graduation dates for all Montgomery County high schools for 2015 will be held on the weekend of May 23, 2015.

Montgomery County Outscores the State and National Average on the SAT

Montgomery County’s students planning to graduate in 2014 scored higher than their statewide and nationwide peers on every section of the SAT, ranking as the tenth highest school division in the state.

The Transcript Highway: No More Scrambling for High School Transcripts

Montgomery County Public Schools is participating in a state pilot program with Parchment, an eTranscript program that will allow current students to send their high school transcripts online to their college of choice safely and free.

MCPS Receives $100,000 School Security Grant

Montgomery County Public Schools received $100,000 in the 2014 General Assembly’s School Security Equipment competitive grant program, to be put towards improvements in four schools in the district.

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