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ACTUALIZACIÓN: La página de internet de Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) ha sido restaurada, sin embargo algunos correos electrónicos del personal siguen sin funcionar. Anticipamos que todos los correos electrónicos del personal estarán en pleno funcionamiento para el mediodía del lunes, 30 de mayo. Apreciamos la paciencia del personal y la comunidad mientras continuamos trabajando para resolver estos problemas y nos disculpamos por cualquier inconveniencia.

Policy CNA

On June 25, 2012, the Montgomery County Board of Education revised Policy CNA, which guides the distribution of informational materials in schools. Under the revised policy, non-profit organizations can send flyers and information materials home with students no more than four times during the year, if the organizations follow the procedures outlined in MCPS Regulation CNA-RA. However, such materials can no longer be sent home with students in middle schools and high schools. Such material may be displayed in a designated location at all schools, as long as the material conforms to policy and regulations.

The changes to this policy do not affect MCPS, government entities or parent-teacher organizations, which can distribute informational materials at any time during the year.

Flyer Distribution Dates for 2015-2016

Unless an elementary school opts to distribute flyers and informational materials on a different date, the dates of distribution will be:

  • September 11, 2015
  • October 30, 2015
  • January 22, 2016
  • March 24, 2016

Flyer Distribution Dates by Individual School 

Required Disclaimer

Non-profit organizations must include the following disclaimer on each flyer:

"These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Board of Education of Montgomery County, the superintendent, or this school."

How Flyers are Approved for Distribution

Each school follows a decision tree process.

Updated August 03, 2012 | Maintained by Web Services

Policy on Distribution of Flyers

Policy CNA, Informational Material and Announcements was enacted by the Board of Education of Montgomery County Public Schools to inform the public and staff about displaying and distributing printed informational materials and announcements. CNA is intended to provide an appropriate mechanism for informing students and parents about school and community activities and events.

Regulation on Distribution of Flyers

Regulation CNA-RA, Informational Material and Announcements, provides guidelines for distribution or display of printed informational materials and announcements sent home with students or displayed within the school. Printed informational materials and announcements from nonprofit community organizations shall be permitted to be distributed directly to students through take-home folders, backpacks, or similar manner four times per year.