Month: June 2015


The Board of Education on June 22 approved tuition rates for the 2015-16 school year that include a slight increase for students enrolling from counties outside of Charles County, and for non-Maryland residents. For students residing in Maryland but who live outside of Charles County, the cost for the coming school year is $7,445, up about one percent from $7,300 for the 2014-15 school year. Students enrolling in Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) for the 2015-16 school year who live outside of Maryland will be charged $11,740, also an increase of about one percent from the tuition rate of $11,550 Read more…


The Board of Education approved its fiscal year 2016 budget Monday night, providing salary increases for employees and funding the addition of a senior class at St. Charles High School. The Board’s FY2016 operating budget is $334.2 million, reflecting a $6.8 million increase or 2.1 percent more than FY2015. The county provided an additional $4.2 million and state funding increased $640,512. To pay for mandatory cost shortages, the school system moved $5.2 million from the fund balance to the general fund and cut nearly $7.4 million from budget categories including lapsed salaries, technology replacement reserves and utilities. The school system Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County is holding a public work session at 6 p.m., Monday, June 22, in the boardroom at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The agenda is as follows and is subject to change: Executive session – 5 p.m. Call to Order – 6 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance Public Forum Work session FY 2016 operating budget Out-of-county tuition rates FY 2016 daily and hourly salaries Board goals 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 36 Read more…


The Board of Education honored several Charles County Public Schools employees at a June 11 retirement ceremony. Honored were employees who have retired since June 30, 2014, and those who have already announced their retirements at the end of this school year. Retirees are listed below by name, last position held, location and years of service. James Adams, building service worker, T.C. Martin Elementary School, 24; Bonnetta Adeeb, special education teacher, Thomas Stone High School, 34; Linda Adgate, Maryland’s Tomorrow coordinator, La Plata High School, 29; Garnet Anderson, school counselor, John Hanson Middle School, 48; Constance Anderson, kindergarten instructional assistant, Read more…


The Board of Education honored six Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees with Outstanding Personnel Awards on June 9. Honored were Nghia Dang, computer analyst, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building; Madonna Gaume, technology facilitator, C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School; Eric McElhenny, electronic technician, CCPS Radio Station Road Annex; BiJon Trice, secretary to the principal, John Hanson Middle School; Gloria Renee Ward, head of accounts payable, Starkey Building; and Victor Woodland, building service manager, Theodore G. Davis Middle School. Dang has worked for the school system since 2009 and supports the technology needs of staff at both the Starkey Building and Read more…


Louis D’Ambrosio, a vice principal at William A. Diggs Elementary School, is the 2015 Charles County Public Schools Vice Principal of the Year. He was selected for the annual honor for his passion for working with children and commitment to education. D’Ambrosio has served as a vice principal at Diggs since 2011. He was recently appointed as principal at Arthur Middleton Elementary School for the 2015-16 school year. D’Ambrosio said throughout his life he has encountered numerous people who have positively impacted his career and helped him get to where he is today. He is also humbled by the recognition Read more…


Charles County Public Schools hosted graduation ceremonies last month for six of the seven public high schools in the Convocation Center at North Point High School. Ceremonies for La Plata, Thomas Stone and Westlake high schools were held May 29, and seniors from North Point, Maurice J. McDonough and Henry E. Lackey high schools graduated May 30. In 2016, the school system will plan seven high school graduation ceremonies as St. Charles High School will promote its first senior class. Dates will be planned later this year. Charles County Public Schools staff gave a report about graduation 2015 to the Read more…


The Board of Education on June 9 approved the appointment of five new principals and 10 new vice principals for the 2015-16 school year. Additionally, Superintendent Kimberly Hill announced nine principal transfers, nine vice principal transfers and administrative appointments. New principals include: Christina Caballero, vice principal at Mattawoman Middle School, has been named as principal at Matthew Henson Middle School. Louis D’Ambrosio, vice principal at William A. Diggs Elementary School, has been named as principal at Arthur Middleton Elementary School. Kevin Jackson, vice principal at Theodore G. Davis Middle School, has been named as principal at William B. Wade Elementary Read more…


The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, June 9 at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata. The public portion of the meeting begins at 1 p.m. and recognition starts at 4:30 p.m. The meeting is televised live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12 and is rebroadcast throughout the week. Board meetings are also streamed live on the school system website at www.ccboe.com. Select CCPS TV and then choose the Live Broadcast tab. The following is a tentative meeting agenda and is subject to change. Executive session – 12 Read more…


Christain Barnes, a 2015 North Point High School graduate, was awarded the $10,000 Engineering Scholarship for Charles County from Northrop Grumman’s Engineering Scholars program. He is one of 24 students in Maryland to receive the award this year. Funds are used for books, tuition, lodging and/or meals at the college of the recipient’s choice. Award winners are chosen by the Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Scholarship Committee. Barnes plans to attend Stanford University in the fall to study aerospace engineering. He graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors, which highlights students who have a 4.0 grade-point average or above. He also ranked Read more…

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