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Review of Montgomery County Public Schools' "Serious Incident" Reporting


Appendix

 

 CHAPTER II
HIGHLIGHTS OF NATIONAL RESEARCH ON SCHOOL SAFETY AND THE USE OF INCIDENT DATA

 

 DOCUMENT NUMBER 
 

Order in the Classroom:  Violence, Discipline, and Student Achievement, Educational Testing Service (October 1998).  

 1

Safe Schools Manual:  A Resource on Making Schools, Communities, and Families Safe for Children,  National Education Association (2005).      

 2

Indicators of School Crime and Safety:  2005, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education and Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice (2005). 

Juvenile Offenders and Victims:  2006 National Report, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice (March 2006).  

 4

Wide Scope, Questionable Quality:  Drug and Violence Prevention Efforts in American Schools, U.S. Department of Education (August 2002). 

“Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States, 2005,” 55 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (June 9, 2006). 

Safety in Numbers:  Collecting and Using Crime, Violence, and Discipline Incident Data to Make a Difference in Schools, Crime, Violence, and Discipline Task Force, National Center on Education Statistics (July 2002). 

 7

CHAPTER III
OVERVIEW OF MCPS’ TRACKING AND REPORTING OF SERIOUS INCIDENT INFORMATION

 DOCUMENT NUMBER

Memorandum from Associate Superintendent for Administration Joseph Tarallo to All Principals (September 12, 1973). 

 8

MCPS Regulation COB-RA, Reporting a Serious Incident    

 9

MCPS Form 270-3, Report of a Serious School Incident   

  10

MCPS “Guidelines for Reporting Serious Incidents to the Office of School Performance” from the Principal’s Handbook

 11

 MCPS Sample Letters from Principal’s Handbook Acknowledging Serious Incidents  

 
Acknowledgement of Incident – No Interruption to the School Day  

 12

Acknowledgement of Incident – Interruption of School Day; Students Moved to Alternative Location, but will Return to School the Next Day 

 13

Acknowledgement of Incident – Interruption of School Day; Students Moved to Alternative Location; School Building Closed   

 14

 CHAPTER IV
FEDERAL AND STATE REQUIREMENTS FOR INCIDENT DATA REPORTING 

 DOCUMENT NUMBER

 Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

 
20 U.S.C. § 7102.       

 15

20 U.S.C. § 7112.      

  16

20 U.S.C. § 7116.

  17

 Gun-Free Schools Act

 
Relevant Federal Law
20 U.S.C. § 7151.      

  18

Relevant State Law
Annotated Code of Maryland, Education, § 7-305.   

 19

Relevant State Regulation
Code of Maryland Regulations title 13A, § 08.01.12-1.   

20

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 –  Unsafe School Choice Option

 
Relevant Federal Law
20 U.S.C. § 7912.       

 21

Relevant State Regulation
Code of Maryland Regulations title 13A, § 08.01.18.  

 22

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 
20 U.S.C. § 1418.  

 23

2006 Maryland Student Records System Manual     

 24

Maryland Safe Schools Reporting Act of 2005 
Annotated Code of Maryland, Education, § 7-424.  

  25

Harassment and Intimidation (Bullying) in Maryland Public Schools:  A Report to the Maryland General Assembly on Incidents Reported Under the Safe Schools Reporting Act of 2005, Maryland State Department of Education (March 31, 2006). 

 26

 CHAPTER V
LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR SHARING SERIOUS INCIDENT DATA WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE PUBLIC

 DOCUMENT NUMBER

Arrest for Reportable Offense 
Annotated Code of Maryland, Education Article, § 7-303.   

 27

Reporting Delinquent Acts 
Code of Maryland Regulations Title 13A, § 08.01.15.  

  28

 Authority of Montgomery County Fire and Explosive Investigator and Authority of State Fire Marshall 

 
Annotated Code of Maryland, Criminal Procedure Article, § 2-208.1. 

 29

Annotated Code of Maryland, Criminal Procedure Article, § 2-208.  

 30

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 
20 U.S.C. § 1232g       

 31

Maryland Public Information Act 
Annotated Code of Maryland, Governmental Procedures, § 10-612.                       Annotated Code of Maryland, Governmental Procedures, § 10-616. 

32
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Prior Parental Consent for Disclosure of Information from Student Records 
Code of Maryland Regulations title 13A, § 08.02.18.   

 34

MCPS Policies and Regulations

 
Policy KBA, Policy on Public Information    

 35

Policy KBB, Release of Data       

 36

Regulation JOA-RA, Student Records     

 37

Regulation EGI-RA, Release of Information on Students and Employees

 38

Regulation EGH-RA, Preparation of Statistical Reports   

 39

 CHAPTER VII
COMPARATIVE INFORMATION ON INCIDENT REPORTING PRACTICES DOCUMENT NUMBER

 DOCUMENT NUMBER

 Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina

 
North Carolina General Statutes § 115C-12.    

 40

North Carolina General Statutes § 115C-288.    

 41

2004-2005 Annual Report on School Crime and Violence, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (2005). 

 42

 Fairfax County, Virginia

 
Virginia Code Annotated § 22.1-279.3:1.    

 43

Fairfax County Public Schools Regulation 2608.2, Reporting Serious and Unusual Incidents (2004) and “Serious Incident Report” Form 

 44

Annual Report Discipline, Crime, and Violence:  School Year 2004-2005, Virginia Department of Education (April 2006). 

 45

 Jefferson County, Kentucky

 
Kentucky Revised Statutes § 158.444.     

 46

Kentucky Revised Statutes § 158.154.     

 47

Kentucky Revised Statutes § 158.155.     

 48

Kentucky Revised Statutes § 158.990.    

  49

2004-2005 District Report Card from Jefferson County, Kentucky  

 50

 Palm Beach County, Florida

 
Florida Statutes Annotated § 1006.09.    

  51

Florida Statutes Annotated § 1006.13.    

  52

Statewide Report on School Safety and Discipline Data 2004-2005, Florida Department of Education (January 2005). 

 53

Florida Administrative Code Annotated r. 6A-1.09982.   

 54

 Clery Act

 

 Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”) 

 
28 U.S.C. § 1092.     

  55

2005 Annual Security Report from Montgomery College   

 56

 

 




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