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Board of Education XVIII to be sworn into office at Dec. 19 ceremony

The new Board of Education of Charles County will be sworn-in starting at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 19 at St. Charles High School in Waldorf. The ceremony will take place in the school auditorium and is open to the public. The swearing-in also will be televised live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website,

Seven new members were elected to office in November. They are Dottery Butler-Washington, Cindy Coulby, Nicole M. Kreamer, Yonelle Moore Lee, Esq., Jamila Smith, Brenda Thomas and Linda Warren. They join incumbents Michael K. Lukas and David Hancock, who were re-elected to their positions. Amira Abujuma, the Student Member of the Board, will serve out her role until June when a new SMOB is sworn in.

The Board begins a four-year term and elects its officers at its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Officers include both the chairman and vice chairman positions and terms are for one year. 

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 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 Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, 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.

CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).