• Compliance


    The Compliance Office represents PGCPS in special education due process hearings and mediations.  The Office also provides Principals and School Staffs with technical assistance concerning special education matters, including discipline and IEP process.  In addition, the Compliance Office investigates complaints to the Office for Civil Rights and the Maryland State Department of Education, and assists with student specific and systemic corrective actions.  Lastly, the Compliance Office prepares and reviews PGPCS procedures concerning special education to ensure compliance with all relevant State and Federal statutes and regulations.

    Additional Compliance Office activities include: 

    • Facilitate, investigate and develop internal corrective action plans per Complaint Investigations filed with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) through Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) 
    • Facilitate and assist with MSDE compliance monitoring activities 
    • Develop and conduct internal compliance monitoring activities 
    • Provide countywide in-service trainings regarding special education compliance issues 
    • Conduct proactive Internal Investigations and Implementation of PGCPS Corrective Action Plans when appropriate prior to MSDE scheduled Investigation /Complaint Visitations 
    • Assist schools with compliance issues and/or situations regarding students and the special education process  
    • Support the IEP Meeting Facilitation Pilot Project-fostering countywide continued use of IEP Facilitators through the Community Conflict Resolution Center to facilitate ongoing communication and collaboration between families and school staff 


        Parental Rights-Procedural Safeguards
    (English and other Languages)


    Contact Information  

     Wanda Rankin
    Coordinating Supervisor

    LaRhonda Owens 

    John Carroll Building
    1400 Nalley Terrace
    Hyattsville, Maryland 20785
    (301) 618-8330