Here are things to know for Thursday June 8. Get information about the newly adopted Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 operating budget, the annual back-to-school fair, summer academic resources, and more.
The Montgomery County Board of Education has unanimously adopted a $3.165 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024, an increase of $245 million or 8.4 percent over the prior year. The adopted budget will allow MCPS to make investments to support enrollment growth and student academic needs, while providing staff wage increases to competitively hire and retain highly qualified teachers, administrators and support service workers.
2. Mark Your Calendars for the Annual Back-to-School Fair
MCPS is hosting its annual Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westfield Wheaton mall. The event is a wonderful opportunity for families to learn about the school system and county programs and services. There will be family-friendly activities, entertainment, an immunization clinic and more. Westfield Wheaton is located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road. Stay tuned to the website for updates throughout the summer.
3. Free Online Resources for Practice, Prep and Review Available this Summer
Free online resources are available to support students who are not participating in summer tutoring or summer school. This document includes free academic resources and activities for elementary, middle and high school students to review content, practice skills and prepare for the 2023–2024 school year.
4. We Need Your Input on the Blueprint Law Initiatives and Programs
The expansion of initiatives and programs as MCPS works to implement the Maryland Blueprint will impact all of our students, parents, partners and the community.
The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future is a landmark piece of legislation passed in 2021, which includes comprehensive changes to Maryland’s early childhood and public schools. With increased education funding, the Blueprint will accelerate student outcomes and improve the overall quality of education in Maryland.
MCPS values its stakeholders and the community. Please take a few brief minutes to complete the Blueprint survey and give us your feedback. We would love to hear from you.
5. Bright Spots This Week
MCPS Moment: 2023 Graduation
Board of Education honors Counselors of the Year
Three staff members have been honored with 2022–2023 Counselor of the Year awards. Congratulations to Makeyda Soriano, Montgomery Blair High School; Yolanda Faerber, Westbrook Elementary School, and Nicole Walter, Roberto Clemente Middle School.
Montgomery County Public Schools