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More than 200 staff members from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) have received degrees or certification through partnership programs with local colleges and universities this year. The partnerships are developed collaboratively between MCPS and the institutions of higher learning to make it easier for employees to further their education in areas that align with the school system’s goals and priorities.

The Board of Education met on Monday (June 25) and, among other items, appointed 11 administrators and reviewed the Montgomery County Planning Board’s draft Annual Growth Policy. New tuition levels were approved for nonresident students. The Board also recognized recipients and sponsors of scholarships from the Riderwood Village Retirement Community and the Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association, as well as MCPS employees who received degrees or certificates from the University/College Partnerships Program. The Board appointed members to the Montgomery County Collaboration Board for Career and Technology Education and the Citizens Advisory Committee on Family Life and Human Development. The Board also extended the tenure of the Special Education Continuous Improvement Team Advisory Committee and postponed making a decision concerning the middle school boundary for the Hampshire Greens Community.

Jewish Social Service Agency offers "Educational Consultation and Support" for parents of children who have been identified with a learning, attention, or other disability that impacts academic performance. This program helps parents identify and implement the services a child needs to achieve academic success. Available to families in Montgomery County. Adjustable fees based on family income. Other services to children with learning, attention or other disabilities include social skills therapy groups, workshops on parenting challenging children, individual and family counseling, and support groups. JSSA is located at 6123 Montrose Road, Rockville. Call 301-816-2633 or 703-204-9100 for more.

Montgomery College offers an array of new, non-credit courses that were formerly offered by Montgomery County Public Schools. These courses, offered primarily during evenings or weekends in public schools and other convenient community locations, are in addition to hundreds of other non-credit courses available through the College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education unit. A complete schedule of course offerings can be found online at www.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce. Also, printed copies of the fall non-credit course schedule can be found at libraries, community centers and other such locations around the county. For questions about continuing education courses or to request a copy call 301-279-5188, visit

www.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/mcps/mcps.html.