Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD

Societal Responsibility

Societal Responsibility is the belief in group norms and values and the practice of good citizenship, understanding that it is the school’s role to model these values as members of the community.

Societal Responsibility and Citizenship in the School
Societal Responsibility and Citizenship in the Classroom
Societal Responsibility and Citizenship for Students
More Core Values

Societal Responsibility and Citizenship in the School

We demonstrate Public/Social Responsibility and Citizenship in the school when we:

  • model ethical behavior and plan for the protection of health, safety, and the environment of the school

  • go beyond mere compliance in meeting local, state, and federal laws and regulations

  • participate as a contributing member of the community through projects (e.g., resource conservation, community service, Save the Bay, Walk for the Homeless, St. Jude’s Mathathon)

Societal Responsibility and Citizenship in the Classroom

We demonstrate Public/Social Responsibility and Citizenship in the classroom when we:

  • model ethical behaviors for each other and plan for a classroom environment that is healthy and safe

  • emphasize the spirit of the law in the classroom (least restrictive environments for students with disabilities, students’ rights, Leave No Child Behind: high expectations for all students, Privacy Act, etc.)

  • participate in activities that will support the community

  • meet with students to discuss, celebrate, and improve behaviors that demonstrate group norms and values

Societal Responsibility and Citizenship for Students

Kid-friendly questions about Public/Social Responsibility and Citizenship

  • How can I help in the community?

  • What are the benefits of being a contributing member of the community?

  • How can I earn service hours?

  • Can I/we practice what I/we preach? Can I/we walk the talk?

  • How can I help a member of our class or school who might need support, academically and/or socially? (buddy support, mentoring, etc.)

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