EGF-RB, Retention and Disclosure of MCPS Video Records

About this Regulation

Regulation: EGF-RB

Last revised: May 27, 2021


To provide guidance regarding the retention and disclosure of video footage from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) security cameras


Video footage recorded by MCPS security cameras may depict misconduct, a serious incident, and/or criminal conduct on MCPS property, including a school bus. As a general matter, no student, staff member, or visitor has a right or reasonable expectation of privacy when being recorded or photographed in those areas where MCPS security cameras are located, such as hallways, cafeterias, gymnasiums, auditoriums, and exterior school grounds, as well as the interior and exterior of MCPS school buses. Classrooms are not considered public spaces, and as such, MCPS does not have video surveillance in classrooms.

Any student or staff member may be disciplined based on evidence gathered through such audio or video surveillance. Members of the public on school property before, during, or after the school day are also subject to video surveillance, which may be provided to law enforcement.

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