Employee Benefits Open Enrollment will be held online from October 10–November 4, 2016. Here is what you can expect during this year’s Open Enrollment.
Find answers to common questions about Open Enrollment so you will be ready to enroll in or change your benefits and make your tobacco-use attestation(s).
To continue receiving rate reductions on your health insurance, you must participate in the Wellness Initiatives program every year by completing a biometric health screening and health risk assessment within the announced timeframe.
Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) let you set aside a specified dollar amount from your pay “pretax” to pay for qualifying out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. This amount reduces your gross pay and is sheltered from taxes. Find out if an FSA is right for you.
If you have not already named beneficiary(ries) for your Fidelity 403(b) and 457(b) retirement savings account, be sure to do so. If you don’t, plan benefits might not be paid the way you intended.
The Employee Self-Service web page provides MCPS employees with easy access to online benefit, pay, and retirement forms and resources.
This afternoon Governor Larry Hogan, alongside Comptroller Peter Franchot, announced and signed an executive order that mandates all Maryland public schools start after Labor Day, conclude by June 15, and include 180 days of instruction. While the Montgomery County Board of Education certainly appreciates the Governor and Comptroller’s interest in supporting beach communities on the Eastern Shore, we strongly oppose any attempt to usurp local decision making around school calendars. Prohibiting schools from starting before Labor Day ignores critical issues faced by schools and the potential negative instructional impact on students. Determining the school calendar is complicated and requires balancing educational requirements, operational issues, and unique community needs all in the interest of students. As a key stakeholder and the largest school district in the state, we are disappointed that the Governor and Comptroller did not include us in their dialogue on this issue.
In a recent visit to JoAnn Leleck Elementary School at Broad Acres, Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John King, Jr. praised our school district, noting, “I think there is a strong commitment on the part of the Board of Education and the Superintendent and his team to ensuring that high needs students get the support that they need to be successful.”
By Patricia B. O’Neill, Board President As the first quarter of this school year draws to a close, the Montgomery County Board of Education is already looking ahead to the start of the 2016 legislative session in January. As part […]
학부모님과 후견인께, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)는 Montgomery County Police Department와 함께 안전하고 보안이 잘 되어있는 학습환경을 위해 매일같이 노력하고 있습니다. 이런 협력 정신이 바로 제가 오늘 여러분께 글을 쓰는 이유입니다. 첨부된 편지는 Montgomery County Police Chief인 J. Thomas Manger가 […]
የተከበራችሁ ወላጆችና አሳዳጊዎች፣ Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) እና የMontgomery County Police Department/የፖሊስ መምርያ ት/ቤቶቻችን ለተማሪዎቻችን መማርያ ደህና፣ አስተማማኝ አካባቢዎች መሆናቸውን ለማረጋገጥ ከእለት ወደ እለት አብረው ይሰራሉ። በዚያ የትብብሮሽ መንፈስ ነው የምፅፍላችሁ። የMontgomery County Police Chief/የፖሊስ አዛዥ J. Thomas Manger/ […]
尊敬的家長和監護人, 蒙郡公立學校(MCPS)和蒙郡警察局通過每天的合作確保學校環境的安全, 讓學生能夠在學校安心學習。我今天給您寫這封信正是出於這種合作精神。隨後附上蒙郡警察局局長J. Thomas Manger致民眾的一封信, 內容是關於為該局部分警員配備隨身相機的一項試點計畫。這些相機在警員處理各種突發事件時會啟動。 截至目前為止, 我們還從未在學校使用過這些相機, 因為我們一直在與警察局合作確定這樣做可能在各方面帶來的影響。但是, 蒙郡警察局從2015年10月12日起, 在處理學校的突發事件時也將啟用隨身配戴的相機。目前, 在Northwest, Seneca Valley和Walt Whitman三個高中學區服務的駐校警員(SRO)將參加配戴隨身相機的試點計畫。此外, 因公或因私到學校來的警員或處理在學校物業中發生的突發事件的警員也可能會配戴相機。 配戴隨身相機的試點計畫是警察局推行的一項新方案。Manger局長和其他人士已經向我保證, 他們將監督這些相機在學校的使用, 確保在使用相機過程中符合警察局的制度和規程。請認真查閱Manger局長致民眾的這封信, 確保您了解在學校啟用和不啟用這些相機的各種情況。如果您有問題, 我鼓勵您與警察局或孩子所在學校的校長聯繫。 致禮, Larry A. Bowers 代理教育總監 有關在學校啟用警員隨身戴相機的重要消息
Kính thưa Phụ Huynh và Giám Hộ, Các Trường Công Lập Quận Montgomery (MCPS) và Sở Cảnh Sát Quận Montgomery cùng làm việc hằng ngày để bảo đảm các trường học chúng ta là một môi trường an toàn, an […]
Chers Parents et Tuteurs, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) et Montgomery County Police Department collaborent ensemble chaque jour pour assurer que nos écoles soient des environnements sûrs, sécurisés pour que nos élèves puissent apprendre. C’est dans cet esprit de collaboration […]
Assessment is an important part of any educational program—that was true before the era of No Child Left Behind and it is true today. But over the past several years, our students have lost too much instructional time to tests that really aren’t improving teaching and learning, and so it is time that our assessment strategy evolves to better support student learning.
Today, I sent a letter to Montgomery County Council Education Chair Craig Rice and Montgomery County Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson responding to their correspondence about concerns regarding plans for the new Bethesda-Chevy Chase Middle School that we plan to […]
There is good news for parents, educators, and students who are concerned about testing. On Thursday, the Maryland State Department of Education announced significant changes to new state assessments that will reduce the amount of time and number of days that our students are tested.
I want to provide an update to you on the search for our new superintendent of schools. The Board of Education is continuing the search process and has identified a preferred candidate for the position—Dr. Andrew Houlihan, who is currently serving as chief academic officer of the Houston Independent School District (HISD).
Montgomery County Board of Education President Patricia B. O’Neill released the following statement on the passing of Dr. Paul L. Vance. From 1991 to 1999, Dr. Vance served as superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), the first African American to hold the position.
As we work to find a new superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), we want to hear what characteristics and traits you would like to see in our new leader. Our search firm, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, will be leading several community conversations this week to get your input.
A superintendent’s appointment and contract are among the most important responsibilities that the Board of Education has and every member takes these responsibilities very seriously. Under the law, the Board must address the appointment of a superintendent every four years, and state law allows us to deliberate and discuss it in closed session. Out of respect for the process and the superintendent, we believe that is the best course. The Board will notify the public of steps in this process as they are decided, and actions that must be taken publicly will, of course, be conducted in an open session.
For many years, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has been leading an effort to have the state’s public schools begin after Labor Day. He has now garnered the support of Governor-elect Larry Hogan, and a state senator—the former mayor of Ocean City—has announced he will introduce a bill this legislative session.