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Summary of Changes to Date

2006–2007 School Year

New Policies and Regulations

COA-RB Registered Sexual Offenders Presence on School Property

On June 12, 2007, the superintendent approved new Regulation COA-RB, Registered Sexual Offenders Presence on School Property. This new regulation provides guidelines for the circumstances in which a registered sexual offender may enter onto the property of MCPS.


GEH-RA Teleworking

On August 23, 2006 the superintendent approved a new Regulation GEH-RA, Teleworking. This regulation identifies the conditions for permissible teleworking arrangements.


JPG-RA Wellness: Physical and Nutritional Health

On July 22, 2006 the superintendent approved a new Regulation JPG-RA, Wellness: Physical and Nutritional Health. This regulation was implements Policy JPG, Wellness: Physical and Nutritional Health.


KBA-RB Educational Purposes and Administration of the MCPS Web

On September 11, 2006 the superintendent approved new Regulation KBA-RB, Educational Purposes and Administration of the MCPS Web. This new web regulation provides a framework for the structure and content of the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Web.

Revised Policies and Regulations

ABA Community Involvement

On July 18, 2006, the Board approved the revision of Policy ABA, Community Involvement. The revised policy articulates that schools, parents, community organizations, and others are stakeholders in ensuring a quality education for all students.


CNA Informational Material and Announcements

On August 30, 2006, the Board approved the revision of Policy CNA, Informational Material and Announcements. The revised policy provides a mechanism for organizations and businesses to provide informational materials and announcements to students and parents.


CNA-RA Display and Distribution of Informational Materials and Announcements

On October 26, 2006 the superintendent approved revisions to Regulation CNA-RA, Display and Distribution of Informational Materials and Announcements. This regulation was revised to implement revised Policy CNA, Informational Materials and Announcements.


DJA-RA Procurement of Equipment, Supplies, and Contractual Services

On November 14, 2006 the superintendent approved revisions to Regulation DJA-RA, Procurement of Equipment, Supplies, and Contractual Services. This regulation was revised to update offices and reflect current practice.


DLB-RA Authorized Signatures for Payroll Documents

On April 18, 2007, the superintendent approved revisions to Regulation DLB-RA, Authorized Signatures for Payroll Documents. This regulation was revised to reflect current practice.


FAA-RA Long Range Educational Facilities Planning

On October 17, 2006 the superintendent approved revisions to Regulation FAA-RA, Long Range Educational Facilities Planning. This regulation was revised to reflect changes in program capacity at the middle school and high school level.


FFA Naming School Facilities

On March 13, 2007, the Board approved the revision of Policy FFA, Naming School Facilities. The policy includes a change that would begin the school naming process at the same time the facility planning project is initiated.


GBH-RA Reasonable Accommodations for Individuals With Disabilities With Regard to Employment

On September 25, 2006 the superintendent approved revisions to Regulation GBH-RA, Reasonable Accommodations for Individuals With Disabilities With Regard to Employment. This regulation was revised to update offices, definitions and to reflect current practice.


GDA-RB Medical Examinations

On March 27, 2007 the superintendent approved revisions to Regulation GDA-RB, Medical Examinations. This regulation was revised to update offices and reflect current practice.


GEC-RA Recruitment, Selection, and Placement of Supporting Service Employees

On September 25, 2006 the superintendent approved revisions to Regulation GEC-RA, Recruitment, Selection, and Placement of Supporting Service Employees. This regulation was revised to update offices and to reflect current practice.


GGA-RA Working Hours and Work Load

On March 26, 2007 the superintendent approved revisions to Regulation GGA-RA, Working Hours and Work Load. This regulation was revised to update offices, add a section on definitions and reflect current practice.


GHD-RA Wages and Salaries for Supporting Services Employees

On December 12, 2006 the superintendent approved revisions to Regulation GHD-RA, Wages and Salaries for Supporting Services Employees. This regulation was revised to update offices and reflect current practice.


GID-RA Transfer of Sick Leave Within the Maryland Public School System

On July 31, 2006 the superintendent approved revisions to Regulation GID-RA, Transfer of Sick Leave Within the Maryland Public School System. This regulation was revised to update offices and reflect current practice.


GJC-RA Suspension and Termination of Professional Personnel

On September 21, 2006 the superintendent approved revisions to Regulation GJC-RA, Suspension and Termination of Professional Personnel. This regulation was revised to update offices and to reflect current practice.


IEA Framework and Structure of Early Childhood and Elementary Education

On May 21, 2007 the Board approved the revision of Policy IEA, Framework and Structure of Early Childhood and Elementary Education. The policy emphasizes the importance of intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth and development of students in their early learning years, as well as the need for productive partnerships with parents, families, and community.


IEB Middle School Education

On February 26, 2007, the Board approved the revision of Policy IEB, Middle School Education. The policy provides direction for a rigorous and challenging middle school education program. The revision was developed with the collaboration of a steering committee comprising community and parent stakeholders, as well as representatives from school and administrative offices.


IGT-RA User Responsibilities for Computer Systems, Electronic Information and Network Security

On May 23, 2007, the superintendent approved revisions to Regulation IGT-RA, User Responsibilities for Computer Systems, Electronic Information and Network Security. This regulation was revised to update offices, change the title, and add a section on electronic signatures and records.


IOB Education of Students with Disabilities

On July 18, 2006, the Board approved the revision of Policy IOB, Education of Students with Disabilities. The revised policy reflects the changes in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).


IOE-RA Guidelines for the Continuing Education of Pregnant Students

On October 26, 2006 the superintendent approved revisions to Regulation IOE-RA, Guidelines for the Continuing Education of Pregnant Students. This regulation was revised to update offices.


IOE-RB Home and Hospital Teaching

On September 24, 2006 the superintendent approved revisions to Regulation IOE-RB, Home and Hospital Teaching. This regulation was revised to become consistent with the Code of Maryland Regulations.


IQD-RB Academic Eligibility for Middle School Students Who Participate in Extracurricular Activities

On February 23, 2007 the superintendent approved revisions to Regulation IQD-RB, Academic Eligibility for Middle School Students Who Participate in Extracurricular Activities. This regulation was revised to reflect current practice.


JEA-RC Enrollment and Placement of International and Foreign Students

On November 21, 2006 the superintendent approved revisions to Regulation JEA-RC, Enrollment and Placement of International and Foreign Students. This regulation was revised to update offices and reflect current practice.


JEE-RA Transfer of Students

On November 29, 2006 the superintendent approved revisions to Regulation JEE-RA, Transfer of Students. This regulation was revised to reflect current practice.


JFA Student Rights and Responsibilities

On April 19, 2007 the Board approved the revision of Policy JFA, Student Rights and Responsibilities. The policy sets forth a recommendation that a student's conduct, prior to election or appointment to the student government, or other leadership position, exemplify ethical, legal and appropriate conduct in order for the student to be eligible to attain, or retain, such leadership positions.

Rescinded Policies and Regulations

GBA-EA Discrimination Because of Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Handicap, or Sex Prohibited

Exhibit GBA-EA, Discrimination Because of Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Handicap, or Sex Prohibited, has been removed because it is no longer a current representation of the law.


GBD Recognition of Employees

On October 10, 2006, the Board approved the rescission of Policy GBD, Recognition of Employees. The policy was rendered obsolete with the recent adoption of Policy GAA, Positive Work Environment in a Self-Renewing Organization, which includes the Board's position on employee recognition. Further, Regulation GBE-RA, Employee Recognition, was recently revised and provides guidelines for recognizing MCPS employees for their accomplishments and service.


GDA Preemployment Physical Examinations

On February 26, 2007, the Board approved the rescission of Policy GDA, Preemployment Physical Examinations. Maryland law that previously required medical examinations prior to employment in a public school has been rescinded, and Montgomery County Public Schools does not make a physical examination a requirement for employment independent of state law.


GEE Teachers and Principals Holding Second-Class Certificates

On October 10, 2006, the Board approved the rescission of Policy GEE, Teachers and Principals Holding Second-Class Certificates. The policy was rendered obsolete with the recent adoption of Policy GAA, Positive Work Environment in a Self-Renewing Organization, which identifies principles for supporting professional growth and employee success. Provisions for managing second-class certificates are described in Regulation GEE-RA, Classification of Certificates.


GEE-EA Classes of Teachers' Certificates (State Law)

Exhibit GEE-EA, Classes of Teachers' Certificates (State Law), has been removed because it is no longer a current representation of the law.


GEF-EA Attendance and Absence of Teachers

Exhibit GEF-EA, Attendance and Absence of Teachers, has been removed because it is no longer a current representation of the law.


GJC-EA Suspension or Dismissal of Teachers, Principals, and Other Professional Personnel (State Law)

Exhibit GJC-EA, Suspension or Dismissal of Teachers, Principals, and Other Professional Personnel (State Law), has been removed because it is no longer a current representation of the law.


IOG Child Find

On July 18, 2006, the Board approved the rescission of Policy IOG, Child Find. The Child Find provisions have been incorporated into the revised Policy IOB, Education of Students With Disabilities.


IQA-EA Interscholastic Athletics in the State (State Regulation)

Exhibit IQA-EA, Interscholastic Athletics in the State (State Regulation), has been removed because it is no longer a current representation of the law.


IQB-EA Activity Programs (Principles and Standards, Public Secondary Education in Maryland)

Exhibit IQB-EA, Activity Programs (Principles and Standards, Public Secondary Education in Maryland), has been removed because it is no longer a current representation of the law.


JEA-EB Lawful Absence (State Regulation)

Exhibit JEA-EB, Lawful Absence (State Regulation), has been removed because it is no longer a current representation of the law.


JGB-EA Searches, Arrests, and Questioning on School Premises (State Law)

Exhibit JGB-EA, Searches, Arrests, and Questioning on School Premises (State Law), has been removed because it is no longer a current representation of the law.

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