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Board to host April 22 work session

The Board of Education of Charles County is holding a 4:30 p.m. work session on Monday, April 22, in the boardroom at the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The Starkey building is located at 5980 Radio Station Road in La Plata. The meeting will stream live on the CCPS website at

Public forum for this meeting will be held in a hybrid format of both in-person and virtual speakers. Registration is required in advance for any speaker who wants to provide comments. Virtual speakers must register by 4 p.m., Friday, April 19. Click here to register for virtual public forum. Late virtual registrations will not be accepted.

Any public forum speaker interested in providing comments to the Board in person must register on Monday, April 22 by 6 p.m. A sign-up sheet for in-person speakers will be located outside of the boardroom.

The following is a tentative meeting agenda and subject to change.

Call to order – 4:30 p.m.

Work session

  • State awards recognition.
  • Textbook selection for African American Advanced Placement (AP) course.

Public forum – 6 p.m. (all speakers must register in advance)

Work session continued

  • School climate update.
  • Superintendent’s proposed FY2025 Operating Budget.

Action items

  • Textbook selection for African American Advanced Placement (AP) course.
  • Policy 1820: Educational Equity.
  • Mental Health Awareness Month Resolution.
  • Caribbean American Heritage Month Resolution.
  • Jewish American Heritage Month Resolution.
  • LGBTQIA+ Pride Month Resolution.


About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,765 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 38 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).