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Summary of Changes to Date

2017–2018 School Year

New and Revised Board of Education Policies and MCPS Regulations

Revised Board of Education Policies 

 

Revised MCPS Regulations

ABC-RA Parent and Family Involvement 

On July 24, 2017, non-substantive revisions were made to MCPS Regulation ABC-RA, Parent and Family Involvement, to align the regulation with Board Policy ACA, Nondiscrimination, Equity, and Cultural Proficiency

ACF-RA Sexual Harassment

On July 31, 2017, MCPS Regulation ACF-RA, Sexual Harassment, was updated to align with Board Policy ACF, Sexual Harassment, and to update directory information in alignment with the creation of the Office of Employee Engagement and Labor Relations and the Compliance Unit in the Office of School Administration. This regulation is effective August 1, 2017.

ACH-RA Workplace Bullying

On July 24, 2017, non-substantive revisions were made to MCPS Regulation ACH-RA, Workplace Bullying, to align the regulation with Board Policy ACA, Nondiscrimination, Equity, and Cultural Proficiency

GBA-RA Equal Employment Opportunity

On July 24, 2017, non-substantive revisions were made to MCPS Regulation GBA-RA, Equal Employment Opportunity, to align the regulation with Board Policy ACA, Nondiscrimination, Equity, and Cultural Proficiency.

GCA-RA Employee Conflict of Interest

MCPS Regulation GCA-RA, Employee Conflict of Interest, was updated to align with current practice and the Employee Code of Conduct, and provide updated guidance for concerns commonly raised with the Board of Education Ethics Panel. In addition, the revised regulation updates directory information in alignment with the creation of the Department of Compliance and Investigations in the Office of Employee Engagement and Labor Relations.  This regulation is effective August 1, 2017.

GCC-RA Staff Self-Reporting of Arrests, Criminal Charges, and Convictions

On July 24, 2017, non-substantive revisions were made to MCPS Regulation GCC-RA, Staff Self-Reporting of Arrests, Criminal Charges, and Convictions, to align the regulation with Board Policy ACA, Nondiscrimination, Equity, and Cultural Proficiency.

GKA-RA Administrative Complaint

On July 24, 2017, non-substantive revisions were made to MCPS Regulation GKA-RA, Administrative Complaint, to align the regulation with Board Policy ACA, Nondiscrimination, Equity, and Cultural Proficiency.

IPD-RA Travel-Study Programs, Field Trips, and Student Organization Trips

On September 22, 2017, MCPS Regulation IPD-RA, Travel-Study Programs, Field Trips, and Student Organization Trips, was updated to clarify existing definitions, procedures for field trip approval, trip insurance, as well as orientation, criminal background checks, and fingerprinting requirements for volunteer trip chaperones.  

IRB-RA Volunteers in Schools

On August 16, 2017, MCPS Regulation IRB-RA, Volunteers in Schools, was updated to codify requirements that have been in place for the past year regarding child abuse and neglect training and criminal background checks and fingerprinting for volunteers in MCPS schools,  in alignment with MCPS Regulation JHC-RA, Reporting and Investigating Child Abuse and Neglect.

ISB-RA High School Graduation Requirements

On July 26, 2017, MCPS Regulation ISB-RA, High School Graduation Requirements,  was updated to align with updated requirements for Maryland State Department of Education assessments, enrollment in math courses, and middle school students taking high school courses.  Additional language describes the Maryland Seal of Biliteracy, newly adopted by the Maryland Board of Education, and consent requirements newly adopted into Maryland law for students with Individualized Education Programs which will not result in the student being awarded a Maryland High School Diploma. 

JFA-RA Student Rights and Responsibilities

On July 24, 2017, non-substantive revisions were made to MCPS Regulation JFA-RA, Student Rights and Responsibilities, to align the regulation with Board Policy ACA, Nondiscrimination, Equity, and Cultural Proficiency.

JGA-RB Suspension and Expulsion

On September 27, 2017, MCPS Regulation JGA-RB, Suspension and Expulsion, was revised to align with updated Maryland law regarding the suspension of Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 2 students, as well as efforts to streamline the suspension and appeal process which were successfully piloted in the 2016-2017 school year.  

JGB-RA Search and Seizure

MCPS Regulation JGB-RA, Search and Seizure, has been revised to reflect the most current Memorandum of Understanding between Montgomery County Public Schools and the Montgomery County Department of Police and other law enforcement agencies in Montgomery County, as well as benchmarking of policies in other jurisdictions, and to clarify procedures related to personal mobile devices. This regulation is effective July 1, 2017. 

JHC-RA Reporting and Investigating Child Abuse and Neglect

On July 24, 2017, non-substantive revisions were made to MCPS Regulation JHC-RA, Reporting and Investigating Child Abuse and Neglect, to align the regulation with Board Policy ACA, Nondiscrimination, Equity, and Cultural Proficiency.

JHF-RA Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation

On July 24, 2017, non-substantive revisions were made to MCPS Regulation JHF-RA, Bullying Harassment, or Intimidation, to align the regulation with Board Policy ACA, Nondiscrimination, Equity, and Cultural Proficiency.

JHG-RA Gangs, Gang Activity, or Other Similar Destructive or Illegal Group Behavior Prevention

On July 24, 2017, non-substantive revisions were made to MCPS Regulation JHG-RA, Gangs, Gang Activity, or Other Similar Destructive or Illegal Group Behavior Prevention, to align the regulation with Board Policy ACA, Nondiscrimination, Equity, and Cultural Proficiency.

KLA-RA Responding to Inquiries and Complaints from the Public

On July 25, 2017, the superintendent of schools approved revisions to MCPS Regulation KLA-RA, Responding to Inquiries and Complaints from the Public, to updated directory information and office changes, and to align the regulation with Board Policy ACA, Nondiscrimination, Equity, and Cultural Proficiency.

 

 

 

 

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