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In order to ensure a safe, productive, and positive learning environment, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) publishes two documents that help students, parents, and staff and understand school rules and regulations; the expectations for student conduct; and the possible consequences for violating the rules.
A Student’s Guide to Rights and Responsibilities is an overview of the rights and responsibilities students enjoy in MCPS and a summary of the laws and regulations that affect students.
The MCPS Student Code of Conduct provides an overview of discipline procedures and protocols and the range of consequences students could face for violating various policies, regulations, and rules. The guide also discusses the MCPS philosophy to discipline and defines the various disciplinary responses.
All MCPS families should receive a copy of these documents from their school. Parents and guardians are encouraged to review this document with children so that our students understand their rights and responsibilities and the district’s expectations for student conduct. If you have questions, please speak to the administration at your school.
Also on this page is the document (in multiple languages) called Guidelines for Respecting Religious Diversity. The Guidelines for Respecting Religious Diversity publication was created to be a quick, easy-to-read reference regarding Board of Education policies and MCPS regulations--as well as state and federal laws--that guide the district on these important topics.
If you have comments about any of these publications, please send them in writing to the MCPS Department of Public Information and Web Services at email@example.com.
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is committed to promoting respect and appreciation for the religions, beliefs, and customs of our diverse student population. The U.S. Supreme Court has emphasized the importance of neutrality toward religion by public schools. Schools must protect religious liberty rights of all students while avoiding the public endorsement of any particular religion.
Our students have a right to their religious beliefs and practices, free from discrimination, bullying, or harassment. MCPS is committed to making feasible and reasonable accommodations for our students to participate in those beliefs and practices. The Guidelines for Respecting Religious Diversity publication was created to be a quick, easy-to-read reference regarding Board of Education policies and MCPS regulations--as well as state and federal laws--that guide the district on these important topics.
These guidelines were developed in partnership with the Montgomery County Executive's Faith Community Working Group. If you have question or comments about this publication, please contact the MCPS Department of Public Information and Web Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.