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Statement from the Elected Board of Education of Charles County

The elected Board of Education of Charles County has established policies that address conduct in the school system. Specifically, the Board of Education is committed to maintaining an educational and working environment for all students and employees, which is free of harassment of any kind and from any source including management, co-workers, peers or visitors. The Board will not tolerate nor condone any act of insensitivity, disrespect, bias or discrimination in any form. 

Strong school systems are the foundation for thriving communities. We value all stakeholders and the Board is committed to creating and maintaining a learning environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each student has the right to learn in an environment free of harassment and discrimination.

The Superintendent has the obligation of enforcing policy that applies to all stakeholders (employees, parents, students and community members) and to promote a welcoming, supportive school environment fostering academic and personal growth for every student.

The elected Board provides resources for the Superintendent to deliver training and interventions as necessary. The Superintendent takes appropriate action, including progressive disciplinary actions, to ensure that Board policy is followed and the educational integrity of the school system is maintained.

Charles County Public Schools is committed to providing a safe, productive and inclusive learning environment.

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).