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Montgomery Schools Seeking Nominations for Service Awards

The Montgomery County Public Schools system is seeking nominations of people, businesses and civic groups who have made positive impacts on the schools. Who will you nominate?

Nominations are being taken for people and groups who have been a force for good in the Montgomery County Public Schools system. File|Patch
Nominations are being taken for people and groups who have been a force for good in the Montgomery County Public Schools system. File|Patch

Know someone, or a civic group, who has made a difference in the Montgomery Public Schools?

Nominate them for the 17th annual Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education. The awards are sponsored by the Montgomery County Board of Education to recognize and show appreciation to people, including students, groups and organizations that have made exemplary contributions to public education in the county, according to a news release.

Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:

  • Community individual
  • Community group
  • Business
  • Montgomery County Public Schools staff
  • School service volunteer
  • Individual pioneer

Individual Pioneer award nominees are people who may not be active currently, but have made extraordinary contributions in the past. The nominee’s contributions must have had a profound effect on the school system over a sustained period of time, the release says. 

Nominations in other categories must be of individuals (including MCPS students), groups, or organizations that have, within the past three years, provided service, support, and commitment to public education as demonstrated by:

  • An outstanding contribution of time and expertise to school system programs
  • Development and/or implementation of an exemplary program or project, or
  • A contribution that results in system-wide benefit

Nomination forms are available in six languages on the Board of Education website or may be obtained from the board office at 850 Hungerford Drive, Room 123

Rockville, Maryland 20850. To receive a nomination form by mail, call 301-279-3617.

Completed nomination forms must be received in the Board of Education office by 5 p.m. on Feb. 11.

Mail completed forms to the Board of Education at the above address; fax to 301-279-3860; or e-mail to Becky_Gibson@mcpsmd.org.

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