Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr hosted a Town Hall at Seneca Valley High School Monday, capping his third community day of the school year.
When addressing a crowd of nearly 300 parents, the leader of Montgomery County’s public schools didn’t talk about bad grades. He took it a bit further—he said he doesn’t believe in them. “I've been joking about this, and, no, I’m not really going to do it [get rid of grades],” Starr said. “But I don't know why we have grades other than to compare kids to each other. I don't know why we have grades.” Starr was speaking to a cafeteria full of parents, teachers and a few students at a town hall Monday at Seneca Valley High School, capping a string of Community Day events at Upcounty schools. After a brief introduction by Starr, parents had the opportunity to ask questions. Achievement gaps, construction funding and bullying were among the …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
What questions do you have for the county executive?
Montgomery County’s virtual town hall meetings kick off again on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. For an hour, County Executive Isiah Leggett will answer questions through a live chat online. To participate in the question and answer session, residents should enter questions before or during the hour-long chat online here. What questions do you have for Leggett? Will you participate in the discussion?
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Isiah Leggett will take questions from the community from 1 to 2 p.m.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will hold another “Virtual Town Hall Meeting” from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, the county announced in a news release. Residents can enter questions before or during the live online discussion. Selected questions will be answered during the discussion. Questions and answers will be available for viewing both during and after the discussion. To submit a question and to view transcripts of past virtual town hall meetings, click here. Leggett has held 17 virtual town hall meetings since taking office in December 2006. Meetings have been held every few months. During Leggett's last virtual town hall on April 14, he addressed 14 question about a variety of subjects, including county schools, police, the …