Facilities

School Renovations and the Capital Improvements Plan

  • Providing opportunities for community input in the Capital Improvements Plan

  • Prioritizing renovations for schools with poor infrastructure which impacts student learning

  • Ensuring that schools receive necessary renovations and that the Capital Improvements Plan is equitable

  • Increasing transparency in the process of planning school renovations

  • Developing a quicker response time to poor conditions in schools

Transportation 

  • Ensuring that bus routes best accommodate for the needs of students

  • Hiring more bus drivers with higher wages and more support 

  • Creating an app with the feature of tracking busses and arrival times

  • Working with the Montgomery County Council to accommodate student needs with free-access to the Ride On Bus

  • Expanding free transportation for students, outside of school hours

  • Maintaining safe environments in school busses

  • Facilitating the transition towards an entirely electric bus fleet in MCPS

Environment

  • Raising environmental standards in schools and MCPS facilities

  • Providing education about climate change and environmentally harmful practices

  • Minimizing the environmentally harmful material used in packaging in school lunches

  • Facilitating the transition towards an entirely electric bus fleet in MCPS

  • Facilitating the transition towards renewable energy in all MCPS facilities

  • Providing and maintaining water bottle filling stations, water fountains, and electric hand-dryers in all MCPS schools and facilities 

  • Requiring all new MCPS schools and facilities built to rely on renewable energy

Technology

  • Providing students with access to necessary technology including Chromebooks and internet routers

  • Providing universal access to resources via online textbooks and calculator programs

  • Offering all courses online to all students across MCPS 

  • Supporting the MCPS Virtual Academy with the necessary resources 

  • Improving current and creating new MCPS programs and applications 

  • Ensuring that students can consistently and accurately check their grades online

  • Creating an app with the feature of tracking busses and arrival times

  • Streamlining communication between MCPS, schools, and families using technology