MCCPTA COMMUNITY ACTION FORUM ON
Held January 16, 2013
Health and Safety Committee: Assists in evaluating MCPS policies and practices to determine areas of concern for the safety and well-being of students and teachers, and works as a partner with MCPS and other community leaders to advocate for improvement. Guided by the philosophy that every student and teacher has an inherent right to be in a safe, healthy and secure environment while they are under the care of the public school system.
CLICK HERE for the Health and Safety 2012-13 Work Plan
The safety and security of students and staff a top MCPS priority each and every
day. All MCPS schools have specific emergency response plans and drills are
conducted several times throughout the year. MCPS is in the process of
developing new resources for parents, students and staff about safety and
security procedures. The school district has posted a new video and other
information on its Emergency Preparedness website. These resources provide
details about school safety procedures and review the different levels of
response—Lockdown, Evacuation and Shelter in Place. Please take some time to
learn more about our emergency procedures: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/emergency/preparedness/
In March 2011, National PTA® launched an initiative to encourage PTAs across the country to lead conversations in their school communities about bullying, how it is affecting their communities, and to develop solutions that they can implement collaboratively together. CLICK HERE for tools and resources that PTAs can use to plan their Connect for Respect events.
Laurie Jenkins, Director of the Department of Outdoor Environmental Education Programs (OEEP) in MCPS, has asked MCCPTA to work with her to increase awareness of and support OEEP's goal of getting edible gardens at all MCPS schools. MCCPTA will be helping OEEP to create a task force to look into how we can make edible gardens a reality at ALL schools by the end of this school year.
MCCPTA decided as an organization to adopt a position strongly in favor of these gardens in 2011. CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR RESOLUTION AND STANCE To learn more about OEEP, and all of its programs, here is the website: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/outdoored/
Lynne Harris is taking the lead for MCCPTA. Reached Lynne at email@example.com
Laurie Jenkins can be contacted at Laurie_C_Jenkins@mcpsmd.org
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