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CCPS hosting Oct. 17 community conversation virtual meeting

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting a 6 p.m. virtual community meeting about safety in schools on Monday, Oct. 17. The meeting will be held on the Zoom platform and is open to any CCPS parent, staff or community member. Anyone joining the meeting will need an active Zoom account to participate. Meeting details are below.

Link to join:

Passcode: 115981

Webinar ID: 847 2245 5306

Superintendent of Schools Maria Navarro, Ed.D., will open the meeting followed by staff providing a brief oral presentation about safety in schools. Topics of the meeting will include staff background checks, required training for CCPS staff, the CCPS visitor management system, CCPS social media rules for staff including communication with students, the CCPS cell phone policy, age-appropriate instruction and curriculum, and counseling lessons and other mental health supports. 

Community members can submit questions or topics for discussion in advance using the form linked here. Deadline to submit questions and/or topics is noon, Friday, Oct. 14. 

CCPS staff reserve the right to remove any participant from the meeting for inappropriate conduct. The meeting format is that of a Zoom webinar, in which participants will not automatically enter the meeting with audio and video controls. Staff will ask those who want to ask questions or provide comments to use the virtual hand raise tool in Zoom and/or the chat feature. Video and audio access will be provided to participants who wish to speak during the meeting.

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 based on 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 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).