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CCPS seeking feedback on proposed Educational Equity policy changes

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is seeking community feedback regarding proposed changes to the Educational Equity Policy (Policy 1820). Proposed revisions to the policy are currently posted on the Board of Education of Charles County BoardDocs platform here. The Board of Education is set to approve the policy later this fall.

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and Code of Maryland Regulations Reporting Requirements, also known as COMAR, require local school systems to review the Educational Equity Policy for the school system every three years. Click here to review more about COMAR regulations.

Community members, including staff, students and parents, can complete the survey below to provide feedback on the proposed policy changes. The survey is available in English and Spanish. Deadline to provide feedback is 11:59 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29.

Survey Link

The CCPS Department of Community Engagement and Equity (DCEE) is overseeing the Policy 1820 revision process. BoardDocs is a website developed specifically for school boards, local governments, and other private and public boards to provide transparent information.  The Board of Education BoardDocs website hosts information about school system policies, Superintendent rules, Board meeting agendas and more.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,598 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).