All employees, both school-based and nonschool-based, are essential to a successful learning environment.
The Board of Education, the superintendent and the executive staff, and the organizations representing employees recognize and value the role of all employees as contributors to a learning community which sets high standards of performance for staff and students.
A compact has been written reflecting our commitment to R.E.S.P.E.C.T
Supporting our coworkers
Team building through trust
The commitment to foster an organizational culture of respect that is embedded throughout the school system is a priority of the employee organizations, the Board of Education, and the superintendent and executive staff.
We are committed to:
There is a commitment to fostering and sustaining a culture of respect through supports and structures. In order to be effective, these supports and structures should be embedded throughout the system, visible and accessible to everyone, and seen as fair and equitable.
|Supports & Structures||Examples|
|Board of Education policies; Human Relations policies||Creating A Positive Work Environment in A Self-renewing Organization|
|Professional growth systems||Professional development, employee orientation, mentoring, training, recognition, support for new and under-performing employees, and professional development plans|
|Collaborative processes||Labor/management collaboration committees, Councils on Teaching and Learning, principal leadership groups, cross functional teams, advisory committees, and Study Circles|
|Diversity training and development initiatives||Diversity Training and Development Team|
|Continuous improvement processes||Baldrige-guided school improvement process|
|Communication processes||Satisfaction and climate surveys, focus groups, community forums, and various feedback reports|
|Dispute resolution activities||Dispute resolution program|
In an organizational culture of respect, individuals are aware and understand the impact of their behavior and decisions on others. We expect that the actions and behaviors of all individuals and groups are consistent with and reflect this organizational culture.
The actions listed below represent expected behaviors:
In order to sustain an organizational culture of respect, it is critical that all employees have an awareness, understanding, and tolerance of others' interests, viewpoints, culture, and background. This culture promotes a positive work environment that ensures the success of each employee, high student achievement, and continuous improvement in a self-renewing organization.
Ways to make R.E.S.P.E.C.T. real and create a positive work environment:
Start the day right
Focus on the "can" and not the "can't"
Share your trade secrets and skills
In order to better ensure a positive workplace, to promote a vibrant learning environment, and to further student achievement, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals (MCAAP), Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA), and Service Employees International Union Local 500 (SEIU Local 500) enter into this Collaborative Compact. The parties to this Compact are committed to creating and maintaining a respectful and productive MCPS workplace at all work sites.
Outlines the purpose of the compact and how it will be rolled out to all MCPS work sites.
Process maps on how the process of improving work place culture works.