• Student Safety Monitoring, Compliance and Accountability

  • Monitoring, Accountability and Compliance

  • Purpose

    To assure the development and implementation of procedures, protocols and curriculum relating to the safety of students and assure fidelity in training, awareness of individual responsibility to report to whom by when and compliance with System procedures and expectations to increase awareness and accountability among employees, volunteers, and vendors

  • Policies and Procedures

    The new and revised policies and administrative procedures are an outgrowth of the Student Safety Task Force recommendations released at the end of May, 2016. The task force conducted an independent review of current PGCPS policies, procedures, processes and practices related to student safeguards and protections. 

    Revised Board Policies

    On July 20, 2016 the Prince George’s County Board of Education unanimously approved four new policies related to school volunteers; inappropriate relationships between students, staff, volunteers and contractors; reporting suspected child abuse and neglect; and overall safety measures to prevent child abuse.

    Revised Administrative Procedures

  • Implementation of new practices, procedures, and protocols

    These new practices, procedures and protocols are to ensure students have a safe environment to learn: 

    • Mandatory training of all employees, volunteers, and contractors on recognizing and reporting child abuse annually
    • New and additional lessons in the health and counselling curriculum to empower students to recognize and report suspected cases of child abuse
    • Mandatory fingerprinting  and background checks for all new employees, volunteers, and contractors
    • Workshops for parents on recognizing and reporting child abuse
    • Establishment of steering committee made up of Executive Cabinet level leaders to ensure that new and revised policies and procedures are being implemented with fidelity.
  • Related Media and Online Documents

  • Report Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect

    To report suspected child abuse and neglect, download form

    View administrative procedure 5145 >>

  • Contact Information

    Robin Welsh
    Executive Director of Monitoring, Accountability and Compliance

    Prince George's County Public Schools
    14201 School Lane, Room 202B
    Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
    (301) 952 6774
    robin.welsh@pgcps.org