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Confirm the implementation timeframe for state disciplinary regulations.

Question#: 25

ANSWER:

Currently, the recommendation for implementing the state disciplinary timeline states that: “In the context of school discipline, by the beginning of school year 2014-2015, each local education agency shall review and revise its student disciplinary policies and regulations with the goal of maintaining an environment of order, safety, and discipline necessary for effective learning.”  There is no explicit language designating a deadline for implementation.  Final confirmation of the timeline will be voted on by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) on January 28, 2014.  However, as part of the work being facilitated by the Suspension Work Group, current Montgomery County Public Schools’ disciplinary policies and regulations have been reviewed.  Final edits, modifications, and changes will be made following the MSDE vote.

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