Web Services → Standards, Regulations, and Best Practices → Web Regulation
On September 11, 2006, the superintendent approved new Regulation KBA-RB, Educational Purposes and Administration of the MCPS Web, providing a framework for the structure and content of the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Web.
Regulation KBA-RB, Educational Purposes and Administration of the MCPS Web (PDF)
This FAQ provides a basic background to the new web regulation. If your question is not addressed here, please contact Web Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every school and office should be represented on a MCPS managed site with contact information. Staff may create a web site upon the approval of their administrator. Students may create web sites under the direction of an MCPS staffer.
The school principal or office/department/division/unit administrator is the “site manager” who is ultimately responsible for all content on the school or office web site. The school or office “webmaster” is usually responsible for the actual creation and maintenance of the web site. It is also helpful to enlist a school or office colleague with strong understanding of the content, message, and audience to act as the “content manager,” reviewing content for accuracy and appropriateness for the webmaster.
All content on the MCPS Web should be hosted on MCPS-managed systems. Web content of these types can reside on these systems:
Contact Web Services so we can help transition your site to the appropriate server.
If you plan to do the work yourself, please contact Web Services about the project so we can answer your questions and guide you to follow best practices and this regulation before you begin. If a volunteer or contractor will do the work for you, please have them contact us so they understand our server and other requirements. We would be glad to meet with you and the designer to frame the project before you begin. Finally, Web Services would be happy to redesign your site for you, given enough notice. Your new site could also be placed into our new web publishing system, which makes site updating easier and faster.
All MCPS web sites should be reviewed and updated at least annually to ensure that content is accurate and up to date.
All MCPS web addresses referenced in print and elsewhere should use this root domain: www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
Yes, BUT only if the domain redirects to the site that is hosted on MCPS servers. MCPS sites, school and office, must be hosted by MCPS and within MCPS templates to provide and consistent experience for the web audience. If you wish to purchase a domain under these guidelines,
Contact Web Services for assistance migrating to a .org or .net.