Friends of White Flint

Promoting a Sustainable, Walkable and Engaging Community

P.O. Box 2761

White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

Email: info@whiteflint.org


Category Archives: Schools

County passes capital budget that includes funding for Woodward re-opening

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The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to approve the County’s $5.8 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Operating Budget and a $4.4 billion FY21-26 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) to fund school construction, infrastructure improvements and community projects. The Council’s focus throughout its budget work was on providing continuity of services for County government and residents.…

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Our letter to County Council about funding the opening of Woodward

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Dear Councilmember:

On behalf of the 2,000 residents, businesses, and property owners who are members of Friends of White Flint, we ask you to ensure that the re-opening of Woodward High School remains on track so that the Pike District/White Flint area can get out of moratorium July 1.

While we appreciate the many budgetary issues caused by the economy and pandemic, it is essential that the Pike District/White Flint area get out from under the damaging building moratorium caused by the capacity issues at Walter Johnson High School.…

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A news roundup

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Local Covid-19 Statistics

Courtesy of Delegate Marc Korman

4,800+ businesses, nonprofits apply for county COVID-19 emergency grants 

More than 4,800 small businesses and nonprofits had applied for emergency grants from Montgomery County‘s $20 million Public Health Emergency Grant Program. The county expects money will begin to go out to approved applicants towards the end of this week.…

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White Flint ES sites remain in contention

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From Bethesda Beat

Montgomery County Public Schools has narrowed a list of potential sites for a new elementary school in the Bethesda area to three.

The remaining three sites under consideration are:

  • WMAL on Greentree Road
  • Two White Flint properties that have been called White Flint North and White Flint South.
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White Flint sites remain in contention for new elementary school

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From Bethesda Beat

Montgomery County Public Schools is studying where to open another elementary school in about six years to relieve crowding in the Walter Johnson and Bethesda-Chevy Chase high school clusters.

Seth Adams, the director of MCPS’ Department of Facilities Management, announced Tuesday at the start of a community meeting at North Bethesda Middle School that the list of 10 choices has been cut to six.

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New sites proposed for elementary school in WJ-BCC Clusters

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From Bethesda Beat

Montgomery County Public Schools has released an updated list of potential sites for a new elementary school in the Bethesda area. The recommendations are part of an elementary school capacity study for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase and Walter Johnson high school clusters.

The sites are:

  • Alta Vista Elementary School — Proposed development includes a three-story addition to a school on an MCPS-owned lot.
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Last Night’s MCPS Boundary Analysis Meeting at WJ

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From Montgomery Community Media

SKEPTICAL CROWD FILLS TWO ROOMS FOR BOUNDARY ANALYSIS MEETING

Montgomery County Public Schools had its largest boundary analysis meeting yet on Thursday night at Walter Johnson High School. A spokesperson for MCPS told MyMCMedia that about 650 people showed up to the meeting.

There were so many people, that the group was split up into two rooms so that two boundary meetings were happening at the same time.…

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Curious about the re-opening of Woodward High School?

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Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) Division of Construction is wrapping up the Schematic Design phase and beginning the Design Development phase for the reopening of Charles W. Woodward High School project.

In previous work sessions, in which the designs of building and site amenities were discussed, they received a lot of helpful feedback and input from various stakeholders and agencies.…

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MCPS Boundary Study

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As you may have heard, MCPS has embarked on a boundary to study “how existing school and cluster boundaries support or impede the effective use of school facilities .” You can read all the MCPS information on this topic here. This document details the regulations they are using for the MCPS boundary study.…

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More on Woodward

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From Bethesda Beat

At a meeting on Monday, staff members showed updated plans for the roughly $120 million project that will serve about 2,700 students.

The new plans show two phases of construction. The first will include renovating the building for use as a temporary school for Northwood High School students from 2023 to 2025 as Northwood undergoes an extensive renovation.…

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