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Board to meet June 11 for regular meeting

The Board of Education’s next regular meeting is 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11. The Board will meet in person at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The Starkey Building is located at 5980 Radio Station Road in La Plata.

Public forum for this meeting will be held in a hybrid format of both in-person and virtual speakers. Registration is required for any speaker who wants to provide comments virtually. Virtual speakers must register by 4 p.m., Monday, June 10. 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 should register on Tuesday, June 11 by 6 p.m. A sign-up sheet for in-person speakers will be located outside of the boardroom. Public forum speakers must adhere to the rules outlined on the website.

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

Executive session – 11 a.m.

Call to order – 1 p.m.

  • Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Final approval of FY25 Budget.
  • Daily/hourly tuition and wage rates for FY2025.
  • FY2024 Budget increase.
  • Contract for American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and followed by signing.

Superintendent’s update

Reports of officers/boards/committees

  • Education Association of Charles County (EACC) update.
  • AFSCME update.
  • High school Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways update.
  • Emergency virtual plan.
  • School renaming survey results: General Smallwood Middle School.
  • Eligibility policy.
  • Blueprint update.
  • Phoenix International School of the Arts (PISOTA) new courses approval.

Recognition – 4:30 p.m.

  • Resolutions
    • Inclusion and Diversity Month.
    • Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year Award.
    • The Washington Post Teacher of the Year finalist.
    • Maryland Teacher of the Year (MTOY) finalist and Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Teacher of the Year.
  • Outstanding Non-certificated Staff Awards.

Unfinished business

New business and future agenda items

  • New business.
  • Future agenda items.

Public forum – 6 p.m.

Virtual speakers must register by 4 p.m. Monday, June 10.

In-person speakers must register by 6 p.m. June 11.

All public forum speakers must adhere to the rules outlined at

Reports of officers/boards/committees

Board member correspondence.

Action items

  • Minutes.
  • Personnel.
  • Elementary redistricting plan.
  • School calendar SY2025-2026.
  • Educational facilities master plan.
  • Daily/hourly tuition and wage rates for FY2025.
  • Emergency virtual plan.
  • PISOTA new courses approval.


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).