Welcome to Richmond Public Schools Office of Grants Monitoring & Compliance.
Mission and Vision
To monitor spending practices to ensure that all expenditures are allowable and aligned with the parameters of the approved grant (the strategic plan for which grant funds were earmarked) with regards to local, state and federal awards.
The Office of Grant Monitoring and Compliance (OGMC) was established July 1, 2018. The school division is awarded millions of local, state and federal funds each year. These funding streams work in concert with the goal to provide a challenging and appropriate education for each student of the Richmond City Public School System. The Office of Grant Monitoring and Compliance works collaboratively with the Office of Academic Services, Office of Engagement and the Talent Office to streamline communication regarding fiscal and academic interests.
The OGMC also works collaboratively with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to foster the execution of Federal, state and locally awarded grants. This collaboration between the Local Education Agency (LEA) and the State Education Agency (SEA) supports the timely submission of reports and required documentation to strengthen the compliance and monitoring efforts of the Richmond City Public School System.
The Chairperson of the Richmond City School Board and the Superintendent of Richmond City Public Schools signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Richmond City School Board and the Virginia Board of Education on August 16, 2017. The MOU outlines the work required to improve student achievement. The MOU is in effect until all schools (44) are identified as Fully Accredited. The MOU outlines five areas that must be addressed to move the division towards 100% of the schools being Fully Accredited. Those five areas are as follow:
- Academic and Student Success
- Leadership and Governance
- Operations and Support Services
- Human Resources Leadership
- Community Relations and Communications
The work of the Office of Grant Monitoring and Compliance must work in conjunction across each of the 5 areas to function efficiently. Please refer to (Appendix A) to review the Memorandum of Understanding.