Community Engagement and Equity
The Department of Community Engagement and Equity is dedicated to ensuring that Charles County Public Schools is an educational environment unhindered by bias or discrimination, where individuals of all backgrounds and experiences are welcomed, included, and encouraged to succeed. Our office strives to implement equitable opportunities to close the achievement gaps and infuse learning opportunities for students and staff. Diverse instructional content is provided to schools to create culturally affirming environments where openness, inclusiveness, respect, and appreciation for diversity of thought, values, cultures, learning styles, and actions flourish. This department works to create an equitable, hospitable, safe, and inclusive environment for our students, families, and staff.
Title VI Indian Education Grant
The Indian Education Formula Grant program provides grants to support local educational agencies in their efforts to reform elementary and secondary school programs that serve Indian students. Annually each applicant develops and submits to the Department a comprehensive plan for meeting the needs of Indian children. Applicants must develop this plan in collaboration with a local committee comprised primarily of parents and family members of Indian children and must include student performance goals, a description of professional development activities that the applicant will carry out, and an explanation of how it will assess students’ progress toward meeting its goals and will provide the results of this assessment to the parent committee, Indian community and tribes whose children are served by the LEA.
Bunkyo University Teacher Education Program
Charles County Public Schools has an ongoing partnership with Bunkyo University in Japan. This partnership allows students in the education program from Bunkyo University to actively participate in American education. The Bunkyo University students work with school-based instructional staff to observe and conduct lessons to our students. They also provide Japanese cultural experiences to enhance our students’ learning.