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850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

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This is an update on the Board of Education’s progress in addressing the conduct reported by the Washington Post regarding the promotion of Dr. Joel Beidleman to principal of Paint Branch High School.

The Board engaged the firm of Jackson Lewis to conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Dr. Beidleman’s promotion.  Jackson Lewis conducted a thorough, careful and comprehensive investigation that found significant and troubling failures by senior management in MCPS.

While the Maryland Public Information Act prevents the Board from releasing the confidential personnel information contained in the report, we have tasked the investigators with summarizing their findings in a manner that can be shared. That summary is provided here.  We have also forwarded the full report to the Montgomery County Inspector General and the Maryland Inspector General for Education for their review.

The Board is committed to addressing the failures outlined in the report and conducting a full and clear-eyed review of the promotion process within MCPS. The Board has tasked the superintendent with developing a comprehensive corrective action plan to ensure accountability and will use that as the basis for systemic improvements.

To view the report, please see our Tweet or download the PDF file here.


Applications Sought for Ethics Panel Vacancy

UPDATE:  The deadline has been extended to June 9, 2023.

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking to fill one vacancy on its five-member Ethics Panel.  Applicants must submit a letter of interest along with a resume or other documentat to support the application by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2023.  The vacancy  is for a three-year term beginning on July 1.  For more information or to apply, contact Robyn Seabrook, Director of Governance at

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Forty-Sixth Student Member of the Board

Congratulations to Mr. Sami Saeed, who has been elected Student Member of the Board for the 2023-2024 school year!

Mr. Sami Saeed, a rising senior at Richard Montgomery High School, was elected as the Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) for the 2023‒2024 school year in April.  He will succeed Mr. Arvin Kim, a 2023 graduating senior at Walt Whitman High School.  Mr. Saeed will be sworn in on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at 4:00 p.m.  The swearing in will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon FIOS Channel 36, and RCN Channel 89.


Contact the Board of Education


Carver Educational Services Center
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 123 Rockville, Maryland 20850


Tel: 240-740-3030


Fax: 301-279-3860


*This email address should never be used for matters on appeal and legal notices.

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Matters Regarding Appeals and Legal Notices

Communication related to appeals may be delivered to the Board Office, emailed to, or faxed to 301-279-3860. All other legal notices and official communication must be delivered to the Board Office in writing as required by law.


Beyond the Boardroom is an MCPS TV production that gives the public an opportunity to get to know each Board member in their own words, outside of the Boardroom. These short videos provide insight into Board members’ personalities and passions.

In this episode, Mrs. Brenda Wolff reflects on how she came to know Montgomery County and how she first got involved with MCPS visit this link