Student Welfare and Compliance

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

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/

Support for a student victimized by 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

News & Announcements

2019-2020 Districtwide Compliance Training is now live!  Access this support guide to get started.

Two quick things to check:

  1. Did you register for the correct course?
    • Staff who took Districtwide Compliance training last year (FY19) should register for PDO course #88218.
    • Staff who did not take the training last year (because they are a new hire or were out on leave) should register for course #88219
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For important information related to the training, please refer to the official MCPS communication.

Refer to the applicable document below to determine if you are to participate in the training face-to-face or online, and the deadline for your completion.

  1. MCEA Completion Deadline and Modality
  2. SEIU Completion Deadline and Modality
  3. MCAAP, MCBOA, and Others Completion Deadline and Modality

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 2019-2020 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
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 

 

Student Welfare and Compliance (Operational Excellence, Community Partnerships and Engagement) The Office of the Chief of Staff works with Student Welfare and Compliance 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 Student Welfare and Compliance 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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Student Welfare and Compliance provides training for staff on the following topics. Select a topic to find resources,Board policies, MCPS regulations, and MCPS formspertaining 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. Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
  2. Student Bullying, Harassment (including Sexual Harassment), and Intimidation
  3. Guidelines for Student Gender Identity
  4. Religious Diversity
  5. Suicide Prevention
  6. Safety in a Digital Age
  7. Gangs and Gang Behavior

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 Guides:
    New Hires
    Returning Staff  
  2. Documentation: Support Guide