Charles County Public Schools is expanding the grade reporting feature of Blackboard/Edline to all 21 elementary schools this school year. Edline is a web-based portal that parents can use to view their child’s school records such as classroom assignments, attendance and grades. Elementary school parents will now be able to view their child’s grades and academic progress online through Blackboard/Edline.

To access grades and other student-specific information, parents must log in to the system using a registered account. Elementary school parents who have not registered for a Blackboard/Edline account will need to obtain an activation code at their child’s school. Photo identification is required for any parent or guardian to receive an account activation code. Account activation codes will only be given by school staff in person and cannot be distributed electronically by e-mail.

To activate an account, visit https://www.edline.net/AccessCodeEntry.page and enter the code received at your child’s school. Follow the steps to activate your account and set up access to your child’s personalized information, including grades.

Charles County Public Schools launched Blackboard/Edline in 2010 and first offered the feature of electronic grade reporting for middle and high school students and parents. At that time, elementary school report cards were printed on carbon copy paper and were not completed electronically. Last school year, the school system updated elementary school report cards to include more detailed information on student progress. As part of the update, teachers also began to complete report cards electronically.

Each school also maintains a Blackboard/Edline page for their individual school that features school news and parent information. Pages are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Contact your child’s school for additional information on obtaining a Blackboard/Edline account activation code. All school web pages can be accessed from the school system website at www.ccboe.com.

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

 

St. Charles High School is offering free tours of the school and the James E. Richmond Science Center on Sept. 6 to provide the public a chance to see Charles County Public Schools newest high school.

Principal Richard Conley says one-hour tours will be held beginning at 12:30 p.m. Due to capacity restrictions in the digital classroom, each tour will be limited to the first 180 people arriving for each time slot. Tours will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

St. Charles High School staff members will host the tours and are excited to share the design and the educational and instructional components at the 1,600-capacity high school that opens Aug. 25 with grades 9 through 11.

Following the school tour, visitors will enter the James E. Richmond Science Center where staff will provide presentations of the digital classroom and Science on a Sphere. Staff will also share previews of upcoming shows.

Later in the evening, the public is invited to observe the Moon up close at the center’s Science on a Sphere and tour the moon in the digital classroom. Events are part of the International Observe the Moon Night, which begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 and group discounts are available. Activities include a Flight to the Moon movie in the digital dome; lunar missions and landing sites on Science On a Sphere; a rocket discovery lab; telescopes outside to view the moon and more. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.ccboe.com/sciencecenter/.

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The 2014-15 school year officially begins on Monday, Aug. 25 for students in grades kindergarten through 12. Charles County Public Schools expects to welcome more than 26,500 students this school year. Students enrolled in the prekindergarten and three-year-old programs start back on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Charles County Public Schools staff and teachers are preparing for the start of another school year and are finalizing services and programs for students and parents.

Bus hotline

The school system is sponsoring a bus hotline for parents to call with questions about bus routes. The hotline can be reached at 301-932-6655, and is only available on Aug. 21-22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Aug. 25-26 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parents can access bus route information through the School Locator feature available on the CCPS website at http://schoollocator.ccboe.com/.

Opening of county’s seventh high school

Opening on Aug. 25 is St. Charles High School, the county’s seventh public high school, located off of Piney Church Road in Waldorf. St. Charles also houses the James E. Richmond Science Center, which includes Science on a Sphere and digital classroom technology. St. Charles is hosting a public open house event on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tours of the school, including the Science Center, will be held every hour for a maximum of 180 guests at a time. Visit http://www.ccboe.com/sciencecenter/ for more details.

Changes in start and end times for three schools/Gwynn Center

The start and end times for three schools, as well as the F.B. Gwynn Educational Center, have changed for the coming school year. The changes are necessary to provide additional instructional time for students and to accommodate the opening of St. Charles. Affected schools are Berry Elementary School, and Theodore G. Davis and Mattawoman middle schools. Berry’s new hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Davis’ times are 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.; and Mattawoman’s new hours are 8:25 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. The F.B. Gwynn Center is open from 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The Charles County Public Schools 2014-15 Parent Handbook/Calendar reflects the changes.

Orientation events for schools

All schools are hosting orientations this week for new and returning students. A complete list is posted under the Charles County Public Schools press releases section at http://www.ccboe.com/pr/student-orientations-planned-for-schools-2/. Contact the specific school for additional information.

Testing changes

The 2014-15 school year is Charles County Public Schools first year that the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) will be administered in reading and mathematics for students in grades 3-11. PARCC is administered during two different windows during the school year. Additional information on PARCC testing is available on page 16 of the Charles County Public Schools 2014-15 Parent Handbook/Calendar.

Lunch prices increase by $.10

Lunch prices for all students increased by $.10 this school year. There is no change in the cost of breakfast for students this year. For elementary school students, lunch is $2.45 and breakfast is $1.25. For middle and high school students, lunch is $2.70 and breakfast is $1.40. Menus are available at all schools, and on the CCPS website at http://www.ccboe.com/meals/meals.php. The school system uses a cafeteria prepayment system called MyPaymentsPlus, which is a secure, Internet-based system that allows parents to deposit funds electronically on their child’s cafeteria account. Visit https://mypaymentsplus.com/default.aspx for more information.

New building entry system

The school system is launching a new entry system at all schools, centers and buildings this school year that changes how visitors, students and staff enter the facility. The system is intercom and video-based and is being programmed to match the bell schedules at each individual school. Most schools will begin use of the system when schools open on Monday, Aug. 25. Additional information about the new system is posted on the CCPS website at: http://www.ccboe.com/pr/system-launches-new-building-entry-system/.

2014-15 Parent Handbook/Calendar

Students and staff will receive a copy of the 2014-15 Parent Handbook/Calendar during the first week of school. The calendar is available on the Charles County Public Schools website at http://www.ccboe.com/calendar/201415calendar.pdf. Requests for additional copies will be honored the first week of September.

We Care program kick-off

School resource officers at each of Charles County’s seven public high schools are helping to launch the “We Care” program on Friday, Aug. 29. The program is a safe driving initiative for teens by teens with guidance from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and CCPS. Police officers will be on hand at each high school Aug. 29 to distribute safety flyers to all student drivers.

We Care was officially launched seven years ago following a series of car crashes that took the lives of nine teenagers in Charles County.  The campaign continues to engage students in conversation about safe driving while promoting safety through a series of checkpoints in school parking lots and other activities.

System partnership with Code.org

Charles County Public Schools launched a partnership with Code.org earlier this year that infuses computer science concepts into curriculum for students in grades kindergarten through 12. Over the summer, more than 75 teachers were trained through Code.org on how to tie computer coding into lessons about English, mathematics and science, as well as other content areas. Additional training will be offered by Code.org to CCPS teachers this school year. Charles County Public Schools is one of only two Maryland counties to partner with Code.org. Visit https://code.org/ for more information.

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

 

Charles County Public Schools is launching a new entry system at all schools, centers and buildings this school year that changes how visitors, students and staff enter the facility. The system is intercom and video-based and is being programmed to match the bell schedules at each individual school. Most schools will begin use of the system when schools open on Monday, Aug. 25.

Based on the school bell schedule, doors will be locked automatically when the first period bell rings. Outside visitors will then be required to use the intercom system to speak to the main office staff. An intercom button and camera are located at the main entrance of all schools, and office staff will use the touchscreen video equipment to respond to requests for entry during the school day. Visitors will need to use the intercom box to notify main office staff of their arrival to the school before staff will unlock the doors for entry. The system does not lock or unlock any interior doors in schools, including classroom doors, but controls specified access areas to the main building.

Staff members will receive access badges to use during the school day when the system is active. Additionally, schools will also have access badges to use as student hall passes for restroom purposes, for travel to and from the school building to trailer classroom areas and for use at any time during the bell schedule when the system is active.

The system is an enhanced security feature for all schools, centers and buildings and was piloted at three elementary schools – Berry, Dr. Thomas L. Higdon and Mary H. Matula – last school year. Electrical Automation Services, Inc. is finalizing the installation this week. Cost of the security upgrade is $1.178 million, of which more than half of the cost, $659,000, was funded by the state.

Contact your child’s school with any specific questions about the new entry system change.

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

 

Charles County Public Schools hosted a systemwide job fair on Thursday, July 31 at La Plata High School. More than 115 interested teacher candidates registered in advance to attend for a chance to meet with school administrators in hopes of securing a position for the coming school year.

Administrators from a majority of Charles County’s 36 public schools and centers met with 106 teacher candidates during the fair to conduct interviews for vacancies at their schools. Prior to the job fair, vacancies ranged in areas from early childhood education and mathematics, to science, special education and foreign language positions. According to Lori Gibson, a specialist with the Charles County Public Schools office of human resources, nearly 90 percent of prior vacancies were filled as a result of the job fair.

This year’s fair was advertised by Charles County Public Schools in a number of ways: through the school system website, www.ccboe.com; on the district Twitter page, www.twitter.com/ccps or @ccps on Twitter; through the Superintendent of School’s Dr. Kimberly Hill’s Twitter account, @ccpssupt and through e-mail notification. Additional teacher recruitment activities included online and newspaper advertisements, as well as job fairs hosted out-of-state throughout the school year.

Charles County Public Schools last hosted a systemwide job fair for interested teacher candidates in 2008. All job openings are posted on the school system website at http://www.ccboe.com/jobs/currentopenings.php throughout the year. Vacancies are also highlighted in the staff newsletter posted at http://www.ccboe.com/newsletter.php.

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

 

The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, August 12, at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata. The public portion of the meeting begins at 12 p.m. and Public Forum is at 3:30 p.m. All Board meetings are televised live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12, and rebroadcast throughout the week. Viewing schedules are available on the Charles County Public Schools website at www.ccboe.com.

Executive Session – 10 a.m.

Call to order – 12 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance

Superintendent’s update

Reports of officers/boards/committees

  • Correspondence/Board member updates
  • Education Association of Charles County update
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees update
  • Student Board Member update
  • Athletic eligibility GPA for 2015-16 school year
  • Summer meals program
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program update
  • CCPS on the Go update
  • CIP update
  • Lifelong Learning Center update
  • FY 2015 CIP state and local CIP program
  • Summer overview
  • Policy 5161.1
  • Recurring resolutions: American Education Week; American Freedom Week; African-American History Month; Gifted and Talented Education Month; Career and Technology Education Month; National School Counseling Week; Read Across America; Women’s History Month; Fine and Performing Arts Month; Month of the Young Child; National Student Leadership Week; Teacher Appreciation Week; Administrative Professionals Week; Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week; National Physical Education and Sport Week; Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leader; Charles County Teacher of the Year; Employee’s Retirement; and Washington Post Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award.

Unfinished business

New business and future agenda items

  • New business

-          Part-time daily and hourly wage rate

  • Future agenda items

Public Forum – 3:30 p.m. 

Action items   

  • Minutes
  • Personnel

Adjournment

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

 

 

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is sponsoring a bus hotline for parents to call with questions about school bus routes. Call 301-932-6655 to access the hotline. The hotline is available Aug. 21-22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Aug. 25-26 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Parents can access bus routes through the School Locator feature available on the CCPS website. School Locator is designed to allow the public to enter an address and see which three schools – elementary, middle and high – an address is zoned for. It also indicates if the address is eligible for bus transportation to a particular school, what the bus number is and where the closest bus stop to the address is located.

Bus routes on School Locator for the 2014-15 school year will be available on Friday, Aug. 8.

School Locator can be accessed at www.ccboe.com. Select School Locator from the Quick Links section of the home page, and then choose the first link, School Locator (Bus Information) located on the right-side menu. School Locator uses mapping data from the county and filters it by the system’s current school zones.

Additionally, bus stops within established subdivisions are permanently placed at specific locations to ensure consistency and equity among riders and will not be changed. Buses may run later than normal during the first week of school to adjust for changes in routes and/or established stops.

For more information about bus routes, contact your child’s school, or the transportation department at ccpstransportation@ccboe.com or 301-934-7262.

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

Tuesday, July 29 was no ordinary day of teaching and learning for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS). At St. Charles High School, students and teachers had an opportunity to learn from Dr. Leroy Chiao, a former astronaut who has traveled to space on four different missions. Chiao was the keynote speaker at the annual Space Foundation Educational Exchange, but was also at St. Charles for another special event – one that has been a longtime coming for Charles County Public Schools. Following the Exchange, a ribbon cutting and technology preview were held for the James E. Richmond Science Center, which is located in the main entry area of St. Charles High School.

The day’s events began with the Space Foundation’s Educational Exchange in which Chiao shared his thoughts about the importance of education and the impact educators can make on the dreams of their students. Chiao serves as a special advisor to the Space Foundation and said that the organization’s commitment to educating children for the future is impressive. “Education plays such an important part in anything you want to do in the future. Teachers have the ability to really touch a child’s life. Education is very important to me and is one of the things that drew me to the Space Foundation,” he added.

The Science Center unveiling was coordinated in connection with the Educational Exchange, which evolved from the school system’s partnership with the Space Foundation. The eight-year partnership supports Charles County Public Schools’ commitment to enhance learning experiences for students. CCPS also provides the Space Foundation Discovery Institute annually during the summer, which features classes for teachers across all curriculum areas. Through these courses, which range from astronomy and meteorology to space exploration and Mars travel, teachers can learn how to infuse space concepts and technologies into fun and exciting lessons for students.

With the opening of the Science Center this school year, additional technologies such as Science on a Sphere and the digital classroom will now be available for use by all Charles County Public Schools students. The Science Center was named in honor of former longtime CCPS Superintendent James Richmond. During his tenure as superintendent, Richmond developed a vision about creating a “wow” factor in student learning, not only in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), but across all subject areas. His vision included the use of state-of-the-art technology and Richmond worked diligently to offer Science on a Sphere and digital classroom technology at the new high school for all students, as well as for use by the Charles County community.

Before the ribbon was cut to officially mark the opening of the Science Center, several guests in attendance, including Richmond, gave remarks about the long journey Charles County Public Schools experienced in providing futuristic learning opportunities for children. Richmond and his administrative team first talked about the concept of building a future center with enhanced learning opportunities for CCPS students nearly 18 years ago. During her remarks, Hill said she was excited for students to finally be able to experience enhanced technology available at the Science Center and credits Richmond as “the man behind the vision of the Science Center.”

In his remarks before the ribbon cutting, Richmond said he was overwhelmed by the honor of the Science Center being named in his honor. “I am honored I had the chance for 47 years to help make a difference for children. We need to grow our future scientists by creating the very best learning environment for our children. This center does that and I know Dr. Hill will continue to move the school system forward and push the envelope,” he added.

Christos Michalopoulos, the deputy director for K-12 and informal education for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), said that CCPS is the first K-12 school system to install Science on a Sphere and use it for the benefit of a whole community. “Welcome to the network where we can share content and knowledge with others,” he added. Science on a Sphere is a large interactive display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six-foot diameter sphere. Researchers at NOAA developed Science on a Sphere as an educational tool to help illustrate Earth science to people of all ages. The digital classroom is a multi-use dome theater that uses high resolution, three-dimensional graphics and surround sound.

Dr. Hill, Richmond and Chiao were joined by Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lillian Lowery, Iain Probert, vice president of education/discovery for the Space Foundation, Charles Wineland, former CCPS assistant superintendent for supporting services and Charles County Commissioner Ken Robinson, to officially cut the ribbon. Following the ribbon cutting was the preview of the Science Center and its technology. Guests in attendance participated in a sneak preview of student lessons planned for the digital classroom, including a trip to the solar system and the experience of flying, as well as the demonstration of a real-life weather pattern during Hurricane Katrina through data projected off the Science on a Sphere. The Science Center will also feature a hands-on discovery lab, where students can experience learning by doing.

The Science Center officially opens on Monday, Aug. 25 when St. Charles High School first opens its doors for students for the 2014-15 school year. A public event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6. Additional details will be published at a later date. For more information, visit the Science Center website at http://www.ccboe.com/sciencecenter/.

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

 

The Board of Education yesterday approved several administrative appointments for the 2014-15 school year. They include one principal appointment, three vice principal appointments and two positions at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building.

Christienne Warren was appointed principal at Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School. Warren previously served as principal at Coldstream Park Elementary Middle School with Baltimore City Public Schools for two years. She transitioned to Dr. Brown as the school’s acting principal earlier this month.

Mary Long was named vice principal at J.P. Ryon Elementary School. She previously taught second grade at William B. Wade Elementary School.

Erica Watson was named vice principal at Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School. Previously, Watson was an instructional resource teacher at Mary B. Neal Elementary School.

Kevin Jackson was named as a vice principal at Theodore G. Davis Middle School in Waldorf. He previously served as a vice principal at Calvert Elementary School with Calvert County Public Schools.

Kimberly Watts is the new content specialist of world language and English as a Second Language (ESOL). She formerly served as a high-school level resource teacher at Maurice J. McDonough High School.

Sue DelaCruz has been appointed as the supervising pupil personnel worker (PPW) for Charles County Public Schools. DelaCruz is a former vice principal and has worked as a PPW for several years at the elementary- and middle-school levels.

The vice principal appointments are effective Aug. 1. For additional information, visit the school system website at www.ccboe.com.

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

The Board of Education is holding an executive session 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 29, at St. Charles High School as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act, Section 10-508(a) and Section 10-503(c) of the State Government Article to discuss: personnel matters, specifically the Superintendent’s recommendations on certificated positions and a contract matter. Immediately following, the Board will go into open session to vote on the personnel action items.

About Charles County Public Schools

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela Murphy, Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, central office building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, Maryland 20646. 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.