We’ve got the latest Montgomery education news compiled for you below, from the end of school board members’ credit cards to a lawsuit over two artificial turf fields to an award-winning volunteer schoolmaster.
1. A Montgomery County youth soccer organization is suing the county’s school board, claiming the board unfairly struck agreements with other groups for the use of two artificial turf fields at schools.
2. Montgomery County school board members are turning in their credit cards, after the board unanimously voted Monday to change its expense guidelines and procedures.
3. The number of times black and Hispanic high schoolers were suspended from school fell in the second half of this past school year when compared with a year earlier.
4. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett said the county is willing to welcome more unaccompanied immigrant children.
5. Two Montgomery County families have recently gone through the difficult process of returning a loved one’s body to a foreign final resting place, including the family of Don Pen Soh Boma, a former student at Paint Branch High School, who drowned in June.
6. Evergreen School in Silver Spring, which follows the Montessori-based approach of learning, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
7. Project Change of Olney, a nonprofit that works to help teens realize their potential, hosted Team of Stars, a free musical theater summer camp and after-school program.
8. Ralph Buglass was awarded for his work as volunteer schoolmaster at Kingsley School, a one-room schoolhouse in Little Bennett Regional Park in Clarksburg.