Compliance Unit

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

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.

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: 240-740-3215
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

Ms. Marti GrayAdministrative 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.

 

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