Student Welfare and Compliance

Maintaining a lawful, positive, safe, and healthy climate and culture


Montgomery County Public Schools is committed to providing a safe and welcoming learning and working environment for students and staff across our district. To fulfill this commitment, all staff are required to complete the annual Districtwide Compliance Training for the 2020-2021 school year. This training is designed to ensure that every employee has the necessary information to establish and maintain a positive, safe, healthy and lawful climate and culture in which all adults and students are able to thrive and do their best work.

Who We Are

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Contact Us

Phone: 240-740-3215
Email:  COS-StudentWelfare@mcpsmd.org

Email:   COS-TitleIX@mcpsmd.org

Address: Carver Educational Services Center

850 Hungerford Drive, Room 162

Rockville, Maryland 20850

Mr. Gregory S. Edmundson
Director, Student Welfare and Compliance
Office of the Chief of Staff

Mrs. Kathleen R. Greene
Senior Specialist, Student Welfare and Compliance
Office of the Chief of Staff 

Ms. Linda Hogentogler
Administrative Secretary, Student Welfare and Compliance
Office of the Chief of Staff

The Office of the Chief of Staff works with Student Welfare and Compliance to monitor the implementation of policies and procedures (specifically, Board of Education Policy ACA, Nondiscrimination, Equity, and Cultural Proficiency), reflecting the district's commitment to support student and staff success, regardless of actual or perceived personal characteristics.  The mission of Student Welfare and Compliance is to serve as a resource for schools and central offices in providing institutional accountability and awareness of our MCPS expectations, as well as having the necessary information to create and maintain a lawful, positive, safe, and healthy climate and culture. We want to ensure all adults and students are able to thrive and do their best work. The unit works collaboratively with schools, the Office of the General Counsel and other MCPS offices, and community agencies to ensure consistency and coherence with implementation of policies, regulations, and guidelines, such as issues related to human relations; bullying, harassment (including Title IX sexual harassment), and intimidation; recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect; and gender identity. 


Compliance Training Resources

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Student Welfare and Compliance provides training for staff on the following topics. Select a topic to find resources, Board policies, MCPS regulations, and MCPS forms pertaining to that topic.  Please click here for Compliance Training Resources.  

Compliance Training Access Guide

Information/FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions for Volunteers - Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

MCPS Nondiscrimination Statement

Support for a student who may be the target of bullying, harassment (including sexual harassment), and/or intimidation can be found here

Support for a student who may be the target of sexual harassment or sexual assault by force or threat of force can be found here  

Support for a student who may need a Safety and Supportive Measures Plan can be found here

The Superintendent's letter regarding MCPS efforts to address recent allegations of sexual assault, harassment and discrimination, and provide supports to students and families can be found here

Support for anyone who suspects the abuse or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult can be found here    

Student Rights and Responsibilities can be found here