Summary of Changes to Date

2021–2022 School Year

New and Revised Board of Education Policies and MCPS Regulations

New Board of Education Policies 

Amended Board of Education Policies

New MCPS Regulations

Revised MCPS Regulations

IQD-RA, Academic Eligibility for High School Students Who Participate in Extracurricular Activities
On October 8, 2021. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Regulation IQD-RA, Academic Eligibility for High School Students Who Participate in Interscholastic Athletics, was revised to align with the Board of Educations March 23, 2021 amendments to Policy IQD, Extracurricular Activities. Academic eligibility requirements now apply only to students who in participate in interscholastic athletics.

IQD-RB, Academic Eligibility for Middle School Students Who Participate in Extracurricular Activities
On October 8, 2021 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Regulation IQD-RB, Academic Eligibility for Middle School Students Who Participate in Interscholastic Athletics, was revised to align with the Board of Education’s March 23, 2021 amendments to Policy IQD, Extracurricular Activities. Academic eligibility requirements now apply only to students who in participate in interscholastic athletics.

COB-RA, Incident Reporting
On August 31, 2021, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Regulation COB-RA, Incident Reporting, was revised by the superintendent of schools. Updates clarify procedures for Community Engagement Officers in alignment with the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Montgomery County Police Department and the Montgomery County Public Schools and Other Agencies Regarding the Community Engagement Officer Program and Other Law Enforcement Responses to School-based Incidents, August 30, 2021.

JFA-RA, Student Rights and Responsibilities
On August 1, 2021, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Regulation JFA-RA, Student Rights and Responsibilities, was revised by the superintendent of schools. Updates clarify expectations for dress and grooming.

ILA-RA, Assessments with Security and Reporting Requirements
On July 19, 2021, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Regulation ILA-RA, Assessments with Security and Reporting Requirements, was revised by the superintendent of schools.  Updates clarify procedures required by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to designate a Local Accountability Coordinator; training requirements for staff who assist and/or administer state assessments; guidance regarding provision of accommodations in the test environment; restrictions on personal mobile devices; and procedures for addressing testing irregularities.

JEA-RD, Enrollment of Homeless Students

On July 8, 2021, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Regulation JEA-RD, Enrollment of Homeless Students, was revised by the superintendent of schools. Updates clarify procedures required by federal law that include provisions for eligibility determination, determination of the best interest of the child, awarding credit for full or partial coursework, participation in extracurricular activities, and provisions qualifying preschool-age homeless children; definitions regarding a child’s or youth’s primary nighttime residents that may qualify them as homeless; the responsibilities of the MCPS Homeless Liaison. New language addresses unaccompanied homeless youth, and natural or human-made disasters that may result in families losing their homes.

Rescinded Board of Education Policies

Rescinded MCPS Regulations