MCPS Board of Education 9/24 Meeting
The Montgomery County Board of Education met on Monday, September 24, 2012, at the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. Among other items, the Board held a work session on goal setting for the superintendent, tentatively approved a new policy on the use of EpiPens in schools, and approved the use of the Fiscal Year 2013 Provision for Future Supported Projects. The agenda for the meeting, with links to related materials, can be viewed on the Board of Education website.
The Board of Education has tentatively adopted Policy JPD, Emergency Care for Students Experiencing Anaphylaxis, in response to Maryland Senate Bill 621. Senate Bill 621 requires local boards of education to develop policies regarding the use of epinephrine auto-injectors. Policy JPD authorizes the school nurse and other school personnel to administer auto-injectable epinephrine to a student who is determined to be or perceived to be in anaphylaxis. Policy JPD also requires the superintendent of schools to establish procedures regarding training to recognize the symptoms of anaphylaxis, procedures for emergency administration of auto-injectable epinephrine, and proper follow-up emergency procedures. The policy will now be distributed for public comment and returned to the Board for final action at its October 22, 2012, meeting. The time period for public comment is shorter than what is typically provided in order to meet the requirements of Senate Bill 621. Read the Board Memo
The Board also took action on other items:
-Passed a resolution proclaiming October 3, 2012 as “Walk to School Day”
-Passed a resolution declaring the month of October as National Disability Awareness Month in MCPS
-Passed a resolution declaring the month of October as Maryland Family Engagement Month