FFA-RA, Naming School Facilities
On October 31, 2022, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Regulation FFA-RA, Naming School Facilities, was revised to provide procedural guidance needed to implement Board Policy FFA, Naming School Facilities. The updated regulation establishes guidelines for community engagement procedures specific to naming new schools, renaming existing schools, naming portions of school facilities, and selecting mascots.
JEA-RA, Student Attendance
On August 5, 2022, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Regulation JEA-RA, Student Attendance, was revised to comply with a new Maryland law that requires MCPS to inform a parent/guardian of behavioral well-being resources when a parent/guardian notifies the school that a student’s absence was due to a behavioral health need. Additional updates emphasize school-level processes for promoting student attendance, and eliminate grade penalties for attendance so that absences are addressed in a matter that is consistent with standards-based grading.