In order to ensure a safe, productive, and positive learning environment, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) publishes two documents that help students, parents, and staff and understand school rules and regulations; the expectations for student conduct; and the possible consequences for violating the rules.

A Student’s Guide to Rights and Responsibilities is an overview of the rights and responsibilities students enjoy in MCPS and a summary of the laws and regulations that affect students.

The MCPS Student Code of Conduct provides an overview of discipline procedures and protocols and the range of consequences students could face for violating various policies, regulations, and rules. The guide also discusses the MCPS philosophy to discipline and defines the various disciplinary responses.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to review this document with children so that our students understand their rights and responsibilities and the district’s expectations for student conduct.

Two additional resources are found using the same link: Guidelines for Respecting Religious Diversity publication was created to be a quick, easy-to-read reference regarding Board of Education policies and MCPS regulations--as well as state and federal laws--that guide the district on these important topics.  The Guidelines for Student Gender Identity align with the Montgomery County Board of Education's core values, guidance from the Maryland State Department of Education, and the Montgomery County Board of Education Policy ACA, Nondiscrimination, Equity, and Cultural Proficiency, which prohibits discrimination, stigmatization, and bullying based on gender identity, as well as sex, gender, gender expression, and sexual orientation, among other personal characteristics. 

If you have comments about any of these publications, please send them in writing to the MCPS Department of Communications at


Student Participant Statement Form

Student Witness Report

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Code of Conduct

Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation Reporting Form

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