2021‒2022 School Year

Districtwide Compliance Training

June 15, 2021

Dear Colleagues:

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 members are required to complete the annual Districtwide Compliance Training for the 2021‒2022 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.

The mandatory training consists of 11 online modules designed to be completed within one-half day. Topics include:

  • preventing, recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect;
  • equal opportunity in the workplace;
  • bullying, harassment (including sexual harassment) and intimidation prevention;
  • religious diversity;
  • ethics and conflict of interest;
  • safety in a digital age;
  • and other important issues.

The pre-assessment format for seven of the modules are for our returning employees. Successful completion of the questions on the pre-assessment will be awarded completion of the module without further access necessary. In addition, portions of the content have been revised based on changes in federal, state and local compliance requirements. Newly hired employees will need to complete all 11 modules without the option of a pre-assessment format.

Based on your MCPS position you may be required to complete job-specific trainings that are separate and in addition to the districtwide compliance modules. Your principal or supervisor will notify you of these requirements. The mandatory compliance training requirement, by employee associations is as follows:

Directions with Required Completion Dates

Access for the online training opens July 1, 2021:

MCEA — One-half day (4 hrs.) will be programmed within pre-service week for all MCEA school-based staff to take online compliance training. MCEA unit members may elect to take the online compliance training before the start of pre-service week. This is allowable. For teachers who do this, they will be released from the scheduled four hours of time during pre-service week dedicated for compliance training.

MCEA Compliance Training Instructions & Completion Deadlines

SEIU — PLEASE NOTE: All 10-month and overtime-eligible 12-month Service Employees International Union Local 500 unit members must complete the training during their normal duty hours. Unit members may not take this training, even voluntarily, outside of their normal duty hours.

SEIU Compliance Training Instructions & Completion Deadlines


MCAAP, MCBOA, & Other - Compliance Training Instructions & Completion Deadlines

SUBSTITUTES (Permanent and Temporary)

Substitutes Compliance Training Instructions

Due to the importance of this training, school-based staff will not be permitted to work with students until training is completed. In cases of noncompliance, staff in the Office of Employee Engagement and Labor Relations and the Student Welfare and Compliance Unit will work directly with principals and supervisors to determine specific actions to be taken. For support in accessing and viewing the modules, click here. For any questions you may have regarding compliance training, contact the Student Welfare and Compliance Unit, at 240-740-3215 or via email, at SWC@mcpsmd.org.


Dr. Monifa B. McKnight
Acting Superintendent of Schools