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Regulation of MCPS Web

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.

Read the Regulation

Regulation KBA-RB, Educational Purposes and Administration of the MCPS Web (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This FAQ provides a basic background to the new web regulation. If your question is not addressed here, please contact Web Services at webmaster@mcpsmd.org.

Frequently Asked Questions: Topics


Requirements for Schools Only

What design should I use for my school web site?

Schools are free to use their own site design, as long as it conforms to this regulation, follows web standards and best practices, and includes required elements for school web sites

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What are the required elements for my school web site?

All school web sites should include the following:

  • Header (or banner): school name and reference to Montgomery County Public Schools, address, phone, link back to MCPS home page.
  • Global footer: includes text links to the major MCPS pages, contact, privacy policy, plugins and the copyright notice. (See a sample of the global footer at https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/copyright.txt )
  • School hours
  • Webmaster contact info: name and email address
  • Modification date: date site was last updated
  • Staff Directory: updated list for your school
  • Links: MCPS Emergency Information, QuickNotes, and Translation Mini-sites

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How often should I update my school web site?

All school web sites should be updated at least twice a year, more often if possible. Sites should be updated with back-to-school information (supply list, back-to-school night date, PTA meeting dates and information, updated staff list) before school opens for students. They should also be updated at the beginning of the second semester in January.

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