Month: January 2016


On Wednesday, Jan. 27, a Michigan-based law firm filed a lawsuit in federal court against Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) on behalf of two parents who objected to their daughter completing a high school World History assignment involving Islam. The case is now in litigation, and the school system will not comment on allegations or statements in the lawsuit. The concern about the assignment was initially made to the school system in October 2014. At that time, CCPS released the following statement to clarify what is taught in its high school World History curriculum: There has been a lot of Read more…


The Charles County Scholarship Fund, Inc. is offering more than 50 scholarships to Charles County high school students. Applications for scholarships are available at all county high schools. Interested students must submit completed applications by Tuesday, March 1, to their college and career advisor. Award notification will be announced at high school senior awards ceremonies this spring. Students need only to submit one application. Applications are also available on the school system website, www.ccboe.com, under the students/parents section. Click on the Scholarship Information link from the menu. Each scholarship has specific eligibility criteria; information regarding eligibility is listed in the Read more…


Due to inclement weather, all Charles County Public Schools will open two-hours late on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. There will be no school for students in the morning and afternoon prekindergarten classes. Students in the Three’s program and all-day prekindergarten programs at Title I schools will have school. Visit the school system website, www.ccboe.com, call the 24-hour information line at 301-934-7410, or visit us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date Charles County Public Schools news.


Employee compensation is the top priority in Superintendent Kimberly Hill’s proposed FY 2017 operating budget. Randy Sotomayor, executive director of business and finance, presented Hill’s $352.1 million proposal Jan. 12 to the Board of Education. “Our schools are only as good as the people who work in them, and we need to get our employees back on step,” Hill said. “To attract the best and brightest teachers to Charles County Public Schools, our salaries need to be competitive with surrounding counties.” The school system’s employees remain behind two level increases, and failure to fund the initiative — which is equal Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is seeing nominations for the school system’s Maryland 2016-17 Teacher of the Year candidate. The nominated teacher must be a classroom, resource or media teacher who spends the majority of his or her time teaching and has a minimum of five years teaching experience. The selected candidate will also be named the 2016 Charles County Teacher of the Year. There can only be one nominee per school. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 26 to Ramona DiBenedetto in the CCPS office of human resources. Application information is available on the school system website at http://www.ccboe.com/jobs/teacheroftheyear.php. Read more…


The STI writing assessment for non Charles County Public Schools students set for last week is rescheduled for 5 p.m., tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 28 at the school. Students registered to take the assessment have been notified by email of the change.


Due to inclement weather, all Charles County Public Schools will open two-hours late on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. There will be no school for students in the morning and afternoon prekindergarten classes. Students in the Three’s program and all-day prekindergarten programs at Title I schools will have school. Parents should expect bus delays. If your child’s bus is delayed more than 20 minutes, check the transportation website, http://www.ccboe.com/busrequest/, for updates. Visit the school system website, www.ccboe.com, call the 24-hour information line at 301-934-7410, or visit us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date Charles County Public Schools news.


Due to inclement weather conditions, all Charles County Public Schools are closed on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. There is a code two for employees who follow the code system. Visit the school system website, www.ccboe.com, call the 24-hour information line at 301-934-7410, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook for the latest information on school closings and schedule changes.


The Board of Education of Charles County has postponed its budget work session originally scheduled for Monday, Jan. 25. The meeting is rescheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building in La Plata. The meeting will be aired live on Comcast Channel 96/Verizon FiOS Channel 12 and the school system website, www.ccboe.com. The agenda is subject to change and is as follows: Call to order – 6 p.m.  Pledge of Allegiance Public hearing on the FY 2017 Budget Public Forum FY 2017 proposed operating budget Work session  FY 2017 proposed operating budget Adjournment Charles Read more…


Due to inclement weather conditions, all Charles County Public Schools are closed on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. There is a code red for employees who follow the code system. Visit the school system website, www.ccboe.com, call the 24-hour information line at 301-934-7410, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook for the latest information on school closings and schedule changes.

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