A key function of the Compliance Unit is to ensure every staff member is aware of MCPS expectations and has the necessary information to maintain a lawful, positive, safe, and healthy work climate. To that end, employees are required annually to complete a series of compliance training modules that delineate expectations.
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 vetting, mandatory
training for all staff, contractors and regular volunteers on combating child
abuse and neglect, and personal
body safety lessons for students.
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/
Phone: 240-740-3215Email: COS-SchoolAdministration@mcpsmd.org
Address: Carver Educational Services Center850 Hungerford Drive, Room 162Rockville, Maryland 20850
Dr. Donna Shimoda HollingsheadAssociate Superintendent of School AdministrationOffice of Chief of Staff
Ms. Marti Gray, Administrative Services Manager to Dr. Hollingshead
Ms. Katherine Van Horn, Administrative Secretary
Dr. Greg Bell, Title IX
Mr. Greg Edmundson, Compliance Unit
The MCPS Compliance Unit is responsible for the oversight, monitoring, and coordination of applicable Federal, State and Local regulatory compliance. This unit provides the infrastructure for institutional accountability and ensures 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.
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.
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
II. Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment for Students Course
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:
Support for anyone who suspects the abuse or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult can be found by visiting our website at: