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Board Seeking Public Comment on Two Policies Regarding Homework and Board Appointments of MCPS Leaders


The Board of Education is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Policy IKB, Homework and Policy GEA, Board Appointment of MCPS Leaders.

Draft amendments to Policy IKB and proposed Policy GEA have been available for comment since March 20, 2024, and the comment period will close on April 24, 2024. The Board’s Policy Management Committee is tentatively scheduled to review public comments at its May 16, 2024 meeting.

Draft amendments to Policy IKB, Homework, have been developed to update the Board’s priorities for homework assigned to Montgomery County Public Schools students. These revisions affirm the value of homework that is purposefully designed to attain curricular objectives, in a manner that is consistent with established Board commitments and research-based best practices.

Review the draft proposed amendments

Submit comments here 

Policy GEA, Board Appointment of MCPS Leaders, is a new policy, developed by the Board Policy Management Committee to ensure effective and informed Board decision-making regarding candidates for MCPS leadership positions recommended by the MCPS superintendent of schools. The new policy establishes criteria for leadership positions subject to appointment by the Board, requires due diligence in vetting prospective candidates, sets forth processes to appoint leaders in a timely manner, and identifies information to be included in the superintendent of schools’ recommendation of any candidate.

Review draft policy here

Submit comments here