MCPS Began the 2022-2023 School Year Welcoming More Than 160,000 Students
On Monday, Aug. 29 MCPS welcomed nearly 160,000 students for the start of the 2022–2023 school year.
“Happy New Year! The start of a new school year is an exciting time,” said Superintendent of Schools Monifa B. McKnight. “We are thrilled to welcome students and staff back to schools, and it warms my heart to see the joy and energy that they bring to their buildings. We are looking forward to a wonderful year.”
“MCPS is prepared for the opening of schools,” said Brenda Wolff, president of the Montgomery County Board of Education. “The efforts made in hiring, recruitment and retention of staff have been immense and fruitful; the opening of newly constructed spaces, and the recent investments in professional development and safety measures are part of our readiness,” Wolff said. “The Board and school system are looking forward to a phenomenal year.”
MCPS enters the school year committed to student success and providing students with a world-class education. The district is focused on Dr. McKnight’s priorities, a commitment to:
- Engaging stakeholders and rebuilding trust with students, staff and community
- Supporting mental health and well-being for students and staff
- Focusing on equitable teaching and learning
To learn more, read the full press release here.