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Transition Teams
Department of Juvenile Services/MSDE Transition Teams


This initiative is to facilitate a smooth transition for students from a Department of Juvenile Services facility back to the local school system.  Each jurisdiction has established a central office transition team to:


  • Review student's progress while at the detention facilty;
  • Evaluate the educational and scoial needs when the student returns to their home school; and
  • Determine a school placement that is most advantageous for the student.


Contact Information
John McGinnis, Specialist, Pupil Personnel
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  (410) 767-0295
Fax:  (410) 333-8148
Email:  jmcginnis@msde.state.md.us
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