High Absenteeism on MCPS Last Day; Worker Injured in Elevator Shaft Fall; Metro to Cut 500 Jobs

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More than 20 percent of MCPS students miss last day

A total of 33,946 students were absent on the final day of the school year on June 20, a half-day that fell on a Monday, after Montgomery County Public Schools extended the school year by a day due to the number of snow days taken. [MyMCMedia]

Worker injured in fall at Kensington home

A construction worker suffered serious, but nonlife-threatening injuries after falling about 30 feet down an elevator shaft while working at a home on Dresden Street in Kensington.

Metro to cut 500 jobs

The regional transit operator announced the cuts of employees deemed non-essential for Metro’s core business in a staff memo sent Monday. The job cuts are scheduled to take place over the next few months. [WJLA]

Montgomery County delegate plans to cross-file anti-fracking bill

State Sen. Bobby Zirkin of Baltimore County plans to push legislation in the 2017 General Assembly to block fracking in the state and state Del. Shane Robinson, a Montgomery County Democrat, says he’ll cross-file the bill in the house as part of an attempt to ban fracking before the state’s moratorium on the environmentally questionable drilling method expires in October 2017. [Washington Post]

Leggett to host online discussion Tuesday afternoon

The Montgomery County executive is scheduled to host the discussion from 2 to 3 p.m. and individuals can submit questions here. [Montgomery County]

Cloudy day with rain possible this afternoon

Tuesday is expected to be cloudy with a high near 86 degrees and scattered showers after 3 p.m. with a possible thunderstorm. [National Weather Service]

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