Nondiscrimination/Americans with Disabilities Statement

MCPS Nondiscrimination Statement

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) prohibits illegal discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, religion, immigration status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, family structure/parental status, marital status, age, ability (cognitive, social/emotional, and physical), poverty and socioeconomic status, language, or other legally or constitutionally protected attributes or affiliations. Discrimination undermines our community’s long-standing efforts to create, foster, and promote equity, inclusion, and acceptance for all. Some examples of discrimination include acts of hate, violence, insensitivity, harassment, bullying, disrespect, or retaliation. The Board prohibits the use of language and/or the display of images and symbols that promote hate and can be reasonably expected to cause substantial disruption to school or district operations or activities. For more information, please review Montgomery County Board of Education Policy ACA, Nondiscrimination, Equity, and Cultural Proficiency. This Policy affirms the Board’s belief that each and every student matters, and in particular, that educational outcomes should never be predictable by any individual’s actual or perceived personal characteristics. The Policy also recognizes that equity requires proactive steps to identify and redress implicit biases, practices that have an unjustified disparate impact, and structural and institutional barriers that impede equality of educational or employment opportunities. MCPS also provides equal access to the Boy/Girl Scouts and other designated youth groups.


For inquiries or complaints about discrimination against MCPS staff*:

Office of Human Resources and Development

Department of Compliance and Investigations
45 West Gude Drive, Suite 2100
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 240-740-2888
Email: DCI@mcpsmd.org

For inquiries or complaints about discrimination against MCPS students*:

Office of District Operations

Student Welfare and Compliance
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 162
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 240-740-3215
Email: SWC@mcpsmd.org

For inquiries or complaints about sex discrimination under Title IX, including sexual harassment, against students or staff*

Title IX Coordinator
Office of District Operations

Student Welfare and Compliance
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 162
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 240-740-3215
Email: TitleIX@mcpsmd.org


Americans with Disabilities Statement

* Inquiries, complaints, or requests for accommodations for students with disabilities also may be directed to the supervisor of the Office ofSpecial Education, Resolution and Compliance Unit, at 240-740-3230. Inquiries regarding accommodations or modifications for staff may bedirected to the Office of Human Resources and Development, Department of Compliance and Investigations, at 240-740-2888. In addition,discrimination complaints may be filed with other agencies, such as: the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Baltimore FieldOffice, GH Fallon Federal Building, 31 Hopkins Plaza, Suite 1432, Baltimore, MD 21201, 1-800-669-4000, 1-800-669-6820 (TTY); or U.S.Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Lyndon Baines Johnson Dept. of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington,DC 20202-1100, 1-800-421-3481, 1-800-877-8339 (TDD), OCR@ed.gov, or www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html.

This document is available, upon request, in languages other than English and in an alternate format under the Americans with Disabilities Act, by contacting the MCPS Office of Communications at 240-740-2837, 1-800-735-2258 (Maryland Relay), or PIO@mcpsmd.org. Individuals who need sign language interpretation or cued speech transliteration may contact the MCPSOffice of Interpreting Services at 240-740-1800, 301-637-2958 (VP), or MCPSInterpretingServices@mcpsmd.org.

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