Elrich Plans Virtual Roundtable on Public Safety Task Force Report

County Executive Marc Elrich will hold a virtual roundtable discussion next week on the recommendations contained in the Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Report released yesterday. Elrich appointed a group of 45 volunteer community members, 35 county representatives, and technical consultants last year. The task force was asked to address social and racial injustices in the county and to make recommendations about how to deliver services more equitably.

Blair Student Wins Rep. Raskin’s 2020 App Challenge

A Montgomery Blair High School student and his collaborator have been named the winners of his 2020 Congressional App Challenge, U.S Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-District 8) announced. Kevin Xu, a senior at Montgomery Blair High School, and development partner Leon Si, a junior at Victoria Park Collegiate Institute Ontario, created Tabulo, a free education app to assist teachers by allowing them to use a virtual whiteboard.

County Council Introduces Appropriation for Childcare Assistance

Childcare providers and working families with school-age children could receive financial support via a special appropriation introduced by the County Council yesterday. The appropriation of nearly $7.7 million would include $1.8 million provide grants to full day, school-age childcare services reopening in Montgomery County Public Schools buildings.