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

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Rescinded Board of Education Policies

Rescinded MCPS Regulations