Large Crowds Protest Ahead of Today’s Board of Education Meeting

Large crowd (hundreds as of 1:30pm) are protesting outside of the Board of Education meeting at the Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville (850 Hungerford Drive). The protest stems from MCPS’ no-opt-out policy when it comes to the use of LGBTQ+ inclusive books in schools. Video of the protests can be seen below.

In anticipation of the public interest for the school board’s meeting, MCPS implemented safety measures ahead of today’s meeting. Per MCPS:

“Dear Montgomery County Community Members, Because of the interest in the upcoming Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, the following safety measures will be implemented:

• Access to the Carver Educational Services Center building at 850 Hungerford Dr. in Rockville will be limited to scheduled speakers, invited attendees and other guests to the capacity of the room.

• No overflow room will be available for attendees.

• The parking lot on the east side of the building is the designated area for any large group gatherings.

We remind you that all public Board of Education meetings can be viewed online at the district website,, the MCPS-TV YouTube channel and on MCPS-TV on Comcast Channel 34 (HD 1071), Verizon Channel 36, RCN Channel 89. Thank you for your cooperation and continued commitment to fostering a safe and respectful environment within our community.
– Montgomery County Public Schools”

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