Parent and civic groups to take a 'chapter-by-chapter' look at the $2.2 billion proposal.
With the Montgomery County School Board’s budget hearings complete, parent and civics groups are hosting their own forum on the proposed budget for the 2013-2014 school year. The forum, dubbed a “Book Club Budgetpalooza”—a name borrowing from the “book club” discussions hosted by MCPS Superintendent Joshua P. Starr and calling to mind the alternative rock festival founded by Perry Farrell—will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the first floor meeting room of Rockville Memorial Library, at 21 Maryland Ave. in Rockville Town Square. It is hosted by the Montgomery County Civic Federation, the Parents' Coalition of Montgomery County, MD, and the Montgomery County Taxpayers League. “We will go chapter by chapter through the proposed MCPS FY14 …
School newspaper leaders moderate a school board candidates forum.
Friday, October 19, 2012
By Chelsea Boone Capital News Service Many high school students’ after-school activities consist of sports, clubs or the National Honor Society. But for Rockville High School seniors Anthony Ellis and Nicholas Cropper, one of their extracurricular activities this week included keeping politicians in line. One day after CNN's Candy Crowley made news by moderating the presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, student journalists Cropper, 17, and Ellis, 16, served as moderators for the Montgomery County Board of Education candidates' forum. The students spent more than two hours on Wednesday evening firing off questions on topics such as closing achievement gaps, reducing class sizes and combatting childhood obesity. Ellis, …