Montgomery County, MD School Board Candidates Weigh in on Police in Schools

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Montgomery school board candidates weigh in on learning losses, police

“Ahead of the upcoming primary election, Montgomery County school board candidates discussed how they would address learning losses and mental health challenges seen since the pandemic began.

Like others around the country, the school system — Maryland’s largest, with roughly 159,000 students — is trying to recover after two school years that have included virtual learning, increased school violence, and teacher and staff shortages. Earlier this year, Montgomery County school administrators renewed an agreement with the county’s police department that would bring officers back in schools with a narrower and more defined role as “community engagement officers.” The plan has been controversial among some parents and families.

Against that backdrop, voters will choose candidates to fill four school board seats in the upcoming election: District 1, District 3, District 5 and the At-Large position. In total, 14 candidates are running for office in the primary election set for July 19. Early voting begins July 7.”

Read the FULL STORY HERE and learn how each candidate responded to questions regarding police in schools.

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