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CCPS seeks Family Life Advisory Committee volunteers

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) seeks volunteers to join the school system’s Family Life Advisory Committee for the 2022-2023 school year. The committee will review and make recommendations on instructional materials to be included in the CCPS kindergarten through Grade 12 health education program related to family life and human sexuality education.

According to state law and Superintendent’s Rule 6411.6, committee members may include parents, guardians, students, legislators, clergy, physicians, community members and members of civic organizations. The CCPS committee is to include a maximum of 17 members.

CCPS prefers for applicants to include a parent/guardian or high school student from each of the seven CCPS high school communities. Any parent/guardian interested in applying to serve on the committee must be a Charles County resident with a child enrolled in a CCPS school.

Applications are due by Friday, Aug. 26, and can be submitted through the form linked below. Application Form.

The committee will meet bi-annually, with an initial meeting set for this fall followed by any necessary follow-up meetings during the school year. Staff from the CCPS Office of Teaching and Learning will approve the appointment of committee member candidates.

Additionally, while the committee is tasked with a review and recommendation of instructional materials related to the CCPS health education program, the Office of Teaching and Learning takes final action on the program. Community members with questions should contact Matt Golonka, content specialist for health and physical education for CCPS, at mgolonka@ccboe.com. 

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).