Month: August 2014


Charles County Public Schools is launching a new entry system at all schools, centers and buildings this school year that changes how visitors, students and staff enter the facility. The system is intercom and video-based and is being programmed to match the bell schedules at each individual school. Most schools will begin use of the system when schools open on Monday, Aug. 25. Based on the school bell schedule, doors will be locked automatically when the first period bell rings. Outside visitors will then be required to use the intercom system to speak to the main office staff. An intercom Read more…


Charles County Public Schools hosted a systemwide job fair on Thursday, July 31 at La Plata High School. More than 115 interested teacher candidates registered in advance to attend for a chance to meet with school administrators in hopes of securing a position for the coming school year. Administrators from a majority of Charles County’s 36 public schools and centers met with 106 teacher candidates during the fair to conduct interviews for vacancies at their schools. Prior to the job fair, vacancies ranged in areas from early childhood education and mathematics, to science, special education and foreign language positions. According Read more…


The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, August 12, at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata. The public portion of the meeting begins at 12 p.m. and Public Forum is at 3:30 p.m. All Board meetings are televised live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12, and rebroadcast throughout the week. Viewing schedules are available on the Charles County Public Schools website at www.ccboe.com. Executive Session – 10 a.m. Call to order – 12 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance Superintendent’s update Reports of officers/boards/committees Correspondence/Board member updates Education Association of Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is sponsoring a bus hotline for parents to call with questions about school bus routes. Call 301-932-6655 to access the hotline. The hotline is available Aug. 21-22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Aug. 25-26 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parents can access bus routes through the School Locator feature available on the CCPS website. School Locator is designed to allow the public to enter an address and see which three schools – elementary, middle and high – an address is zoned for. It also indicates if the address is eligible for bus Read more…

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