The Montgomery County Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an independent office of county government that conducts investigations and proactive audits and evaluations to increase transparency and accountability in publicly funded programs and agencies including Montgomery County Public Schools and the Board of Education. The goals of the Inspector General include preventing, detecting, and deterring fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement. Anyone can contact the office to make a report or raise a concern. Under County law, it is illegal to retaliate against employees and contractors for making a report to the OIG.
Hotline: 240 777 7644
MCPS employees are always encouraged to speak freely with their supervisors, even with regard to concerns they may have about their workplace. In certain cases, however, they may feel it is not appropriate to discuss their concerns with their supervisor. For this reason, MCPS has taken additional steps to foster an ethical workplace for all employees by contracting with Lighthouse Services to provide a place where they can report concerns anonymously. The hotline and website represent the MCPS commitment to fostering an ethical workplace for all employees and to protecting public resources.
Employees can make a report anonymously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Reports can be received in more than 140 languages, including Spanish.
Call 877-268-8620 (toll free)
Send an email
Submit a Tip Online
(Click on Submit Incident Report button.)
Safe Schools Maryland - an ANONYMOUS and FREE reporting system available to students, teachers, school staff members, parents, and the general public to report any school or student safety concerns, including mental health concerns. Safe Schools Maryland is Maryland’s only official anonymous reporting system. Safe Schools Maryland operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. Your anonymous report can be submitted by calling the tip line (1-833-MD-B-SAFE / 1-833-632-7233), completing an online form (below), or downloading the free Safe Schools Maryland app from the App Store or Google Play.
Call 1-833-MD-B-SAFE / 1-833-632-7233