Policies and Regulations → Section J → JH → Student Welfare
Last revised: July 24, 2017
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) believes that academic achievement and social growth occur when students and staff feel safe. Gangs, gang activity, and other similar destructive or illegal group behaviors (gang- related behaviors) interfere with the safe operation of schools. Students who are gang members, who are involved in gang activity, or who participate in similar destructive or illegal group activities, as well as students who are exposed to these activities, are at risk of experiencing a range of negative health, safety, and educational outcomes.
Therefore, MCPS students are strictly prohibited from participation in gang activity. This regulation provides procedures that address the prohibition of gang-related behaviors in schools by implementing prevention, early intervention, remedial activities, and specific consequences as needed, and guard against reprisal or retaliation against individuals who report suspected gang-related behaviors.