MCPS Policies & Regulations

About Policies and Regulations

students reading It is the responsibility of the Montgomery County Board of Education Policy Management Committee to meet and develop or revise MCPS policy as necessary. The committee meets with appropriate staff to develop a draft policy (or to make revisions to policy) which it then presents to the Board for discussion and action.

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Policies Available for Public Comment

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Current Policies for Public Comment

Policy GHC, Salaries and Other Benefits of Professional Personnel 

On October 14, 2014, the Board of Education (Board) tentatively adopted Policy GHC, Salaries and Other Benefits of Professional Personnel. The policy provides guidelines for salary schedules, anniversary dates, and rehiring employees returning after having resigned. The policy has been updated to align with negotiated agreements and current practice. Additional non-substantive edits update directory information and references to current law.

Copies of the draft policy, Policy GHC, Salaries and Other Benefits of Professional Personnel, are available through the Public Information Office by calling 301-279-3391 or by clicking on the above link.

Individuals who wish to provide comments should respond in writing by December 19, 2014. All responses should be sent to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850 or to the Board of Education at boe@mcpsmd.org. All responses will be shared with the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools.

Policy GIH, Funding Other Post-Employment Benefits 

On October 14, 2014, the Board of Education (Board) tentatively adopted Policy GIH, Funding Other Post-Employment Benefits. The policy sets for the priorities of the Board regarding funding of post-employment health benefits for eligible retirees, also known as Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB). The policy has been updated to align with actions taken by the County Council related to Montgomery County Public Schools’ trust to fund the current retiree OPEB and contributing money to the countywide trust.

Copies of the draft policy, Policy GIH, Funding Other Post-Employment Benefits, are available through the Public Information Office by calling 301-279-3391 or by clicking on the above link.

Individuals who wish to provide comments should respond in writing by December 19, 2014. All responses should be sent to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850 or to the Board of Education at boe@mcpsmd.org. All responses will be shared with the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools.

Policy JGA, Student Discipline 

On August 21, 2014, the Board of Education (Board) tentatively adopted Policy JGA, Student Discipline. The policy has been updated to align with new state regulations and affirm the Board’s commitment to a disciplined learning environment that is safe, positive, and respectful; increases student engagement; boosts student achievement; and, prevents student misbehavior before it occurs. Revisions to Policy JGA also align with guidelines recently released by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice regarding school discipline.

Copies of the draft policy, Policy JGA, Student Discipline, are available through the Public Information Office by calling 301-279-3391 or by clicking on the above link.

Individuals who wish to provide comments should respond in writing by October 24, 2014. All responses should be sent to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850 or to the Board of Education at boe@mcpsmd.org. All responses will be shared with the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools.

Policy DNA, Management of Board of Education Property 

On May 13, 2014, the Board of Education tentatively adopted Policy DNA, Management of Board of Education Property. This policy provides for the disposal of Board of Education property. The updated policy includes changes to the purpose and additional language about authorization, fair market value, preapproval for modifications, right of reclamation, and preferred use of property.

Copies of the draft policy, Policy DNA, Management of Board of Education Property, are available through the Public Information Office by calling 301-279-3391 or by clicking on the above link.

Individuals who wish to provide comments should respond in writing by July 25, 2014. All responses should be sent to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850 or to the Board of Education at boe@mcpsmd.org. All responses will be shared with the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools.

Most Recently Updated Policies

Contact Us

For questions regarding policies and regulations, call Harriet Potosky at 301-279-3538.

The Policy Unit, a division of the Office of Shared Accountability, maintains the policies and regulations website.

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