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The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

Seen above is the symbol of the Montgomery County Council of Maryland. The MOCO Council continues to debate over County Executive Marc Elrichs proposed budget, allocating $239.9 million for the new fiscal year.

Schools squeezed: budget cuts threaten education’s vital foundation

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi, Opinions Editor May 31, 2023

Schools are more than mere buildings; they serve as the bedrock of the community, shaping future leaders and innovators. So why has the Montgomery County Council approved a plan for over $25 million in...

Md. education resource disparity causes teachers to strike

Md. education resource disparity causes teachers to strike

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor In Chief May 9, 2018

MCPS has a $2.519 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018 to fund operations for the 204 schools included in the county. While MCPS may be adequately funded, there are still alarming disparities...

The number of students enrolled in MCPS schools has increased greatly, leading to the need for a larger budget.

2017 Budget Announced

By Nathan Deychman, Sports Editor March 22, 2016

After over three months of deliberation, MCPS released the Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget March 15. The 2017 budget will include increased spending on instruction, with over 81 percent of the budget...

Budget cuts threaten JV sports, coaching

By Sarah Reitzes News Editor May 16, 2011

Later this month, the Montgomery County Council will vote on a proposal to cut $1 million of the approximately $7 million budgeted for MCPS athletics. These cuts could include the elimination of JV cheerleading...

Budget shortfalls put school busing at risk

By By Justin Rheingold, News Editor December 22, 2010

After a report published last February that detailed Montgomery County’s budget shortfall, legislators in the Maryland general assembly have been hard at work trying to close the deficit. Though it...

County budget crisis leads to cuts, but not furloughs

By By Justin Rheingold, News Editor May 28, 2010

With the nation’s economic struggles continuing to affect everyday life, and governments across the nation being forced to reduce spending and extinguish deficits, Montgomery County is attempting to...

MCR discusses food service, budget

By Bobby Hirsch, Observations Editor March 1, 2010

Recent meetings of the Montgomery County Region (MCR) of the Maryland Association of Student Councils have been primarily concerned with the food service industry within MCPS and the country budget crisis....

Signature Programs suffer budget freeze

By Andrea Mirviss, News Editor November 24, 2009

The fates of the Math, Science and Technology Academy (MTS) and International Studies (IS) Academy are unknown as CHS waits for the approval or denial of a budget-freeze exemption request from MCPS. The...

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