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Coordinator, Disciplinary Review and School Assignment

OFFICIAL TITLE: Coordinator CODE: 0435 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Coordinator, Disciplinary Review and School Assignment GRADE: N MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under direction, is responsible for scheduling, implementing, and documenting all hearings for cases in which students are suspended with a request for expulsion; cases of suspension appeal; and for processing and documenting all change of school assignment (COSA) requests. Provides data and information on appeal hearings. Works collaboratively with school administrators, student services staff, Appeals/Transfer Office staff, and with students and their parents. Provides policy, legal and procedural information and guidance to school administrators seeking support in determining effective interventions and programs for students. Is responsible for ensuring hearings are scheduled and reports are delivered within timeline constraints.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) policies and procedures, including those related to student services, disciplinary action, and student rights. Knowledge of special education law as it relates to disciplinary action. Possesses organizational and managerial competencies and skills. Ability to analyze data and create reports. Ability to promote and maintain a positive work environment. Outstanding facilitation, organizational and management skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills, human relations, and technology skills. Ability to function effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines. This position requires the knowledge and application of the six leadership standards that have been established for the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals Administrative and Supervisory Professional Growth System (MCAAP PGS).
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Masters degree from an accredited college or university in any of the following areas¿general education, school administration, or special education. Has five years of school experience. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience that provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Certification in secondary education; administration/supervision certification required. Observing and Analyzing Teaching I is required
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) As required by the duties and responsibilities of the job.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Some evening and weekend work required.


1. Works closely with staff, parents, and schools to identify appropriate interventions and programming for students who are repeatedly suspended, recommended for expulsion, court adjudicated, or unsuccessful in comprehensive school settings.

2. Establishes effective and consistent communication between the school system, and communities for disciplinary procedures and change of school assignments.

3. Collects, monitors, and analyzes data in an effort to increase the academic achievement of all students, particularly African American and Hispanic students.

4. Works closely and collaboratively with the associate superintendent for special education and student services and with the community superintendents with matters related to compliance with schools, processes for discipline, and change of school assignments.

5. Receives and responds to requests from principals for extended suspension and expulsion of students for disciplinary reasons.

6. Conducts appeal hearings for students suspended for ten days or less and prepares related reports and correspondence.

7. Reviews and makes decisions pertaining to student transfers.

8. Represents the Department of Student Services and the Office of Special Education and Student Services on committees and task forces.

9. Collaborates with county agencies (e.g., health and human services, department of social services, and department of juvenile services) to support student, staff, and parents.

10. Collaborates with other MCPS offices to support the effective and consistent implementation of Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), Educational Management Team (EMT), Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and Individualized Education Program (IEP) processes and procedures.

11. Works cooperatively with principals, the Department of Student Services, and central office departments to facilitate and coordinate the implementation of student services and to support school management plans and school performance outcomes.

12. Acts as resource to supports school, parent, and community efforts to prevent violence in schools and communities through consultation, mediation, and collaboration with other county agencies.

13. Responds to principal, parent, and staff inquiries regarding student services issues.

14. Analyzes data to determine trends related to disciplinary issues and attendance issues and works to develop plans to address each.

15. Performs related work as required.

Class Established: 2/2009
Date(s) Revised: 5/2012
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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