Compliance Unit

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

Volunteers and Contractors Online Compliance Training

The mission of the Compliance Unit is to serve as a resource for schools and central offices in providing institutional accountability and ensuring that every staff member is aware of our MCPS expectations and has the necessary information to create and maintain a lawful, positive, safe, and healthy climate and culture in which all adults and students are able to thrive and do their best work.

News & Announcements

Montgomery County Public Schools is committed to the safety and security of all students. In 2015, MCPS made updates to our policy and protocols for preventing, recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect. These updates included enhanced employee vettingmandatory training for all staff, contractors and regular volunteers on combating child abuse and neglectand personal body safety lessons for students.  

More information about these efforts at https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/childabuseandneglect/ Additionally, MCPS has also made significant investments in security infrastructure, including a visitor management system, controlled building access, school resource officers supporting every school cluster, and thousands of security cameras in our schools and buses. More about MCPS security processes are at https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/security/

Who We Are

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Contact Us

Phone: 240-740-3214
Email: COS-SchoolAdministration@mcpsmd.org

Address: Carver Educational Services Center
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 162
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Dr. Donna Shimoda Hollingshead
Associate Superintendent of School Administration
Office of Chief of Staff

Mrs. Marti GrayAdministrative Services Manager to Dr. Hollingshead

Mr. Greg Edmundson, Compliance Unit: Systemwide Child Abuse & Neglect / Title IX Contact

 

The Compliance Unit (Operational Excellence, Community Partnerships and Engagement) The Office of the Chief of Staff works with the Compliance Unit to monitor the implementation of policies, procedures, and system and local processes, in key areas of compliance to provide leadership, support and interventions to address factors that create barriers to student success.  The mission of the Compliance Unit is to serve as a resource for schools and central offices in providing institutional accountability and ensuring that every staff member is aware of our MCPS expectations and has the necessary information to create and maintain a lawful, positive, safe, and healthy climate and culture in which 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 and regulations such as: issues related to human relations, Title IX; bullying, harassment, and intimidation; and reporting and recognizing child abuse and neglect. 

Montgomery County Board Policy ACA, Nondiscrimination, Equity, and Cultural Proficiency, grounded in the Board of Education's five core values of: learning, respect, relationships, equity, and excellence; reflects the district's commitment to support student and staff success, regardless of actual or perceived personal characteristics. This policy also articulates implementation strategies including the “identification of multiple indicators necessary to monitor student performance and specific data that will be used to ensure accountability for student school, and systemwide performance to reduce variability and outcomes and to ensure that academic outcomes will not be predictable by personal characteristics.” The policy further states that the superintendent of schools will designate an appropriate lead to implement this policy with support from other offices as appropriate and assume responsibility for among other responsibilities: monitoring and ensuring MCPS compliance with our federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws, promptly investigating and resolving complaints of discrimination, promoting training and outreach to improve equity and cultural proficiency, and maintaining appropriate records.

 

Compliance Training Resources

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The compliance unit 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.

I. Building a Respectful Workplace Course

  1.  Employee Code of Conduct
  2.  Equal Opportunity in the Workplace 
  3.  Workplace Bullying 
  4.  Ethics, Conflict of Interest, Expectations, and Guidance 

II. Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment for Students Course 

  1.  Student Sexual Harassment 
  2.  Supporting LGBTQ Students in MCPS 
  3.  Religious Diversity 
  4.  Suicide Prevention 
  5.  Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation 
  6.  Gangs and Gang Behavior 
  7.  Preventing, Recognizing, and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect 
 

Information/FAQ's

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

MCPS Nondiscrimination Statement 

Support for a student who believes he/she is the target of sexual harassment or sexual assault by force or threat of force can be found by visiting our website at: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/info/sexualharassment/#q7

Support for anyone who suspects the abuse or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult can be found by visiting our website at: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/childabuseandneglect/  

Compliance Training Access Guide

  1.  Video Guide 
  2.  Documentation: Support Guide