Month: June 2020


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has updated summer hours at its 11 meal sites, which provide free meals for children 18 and younger. Beginning this week, the sites are open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday until Aug. 13, and closed on Fridays. Children will receive two meal bags on Thursday with food included for Friday. Starting July 1, meal bags will include a breakfast kit and a lunch. The change is the result of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) not extending a waiver as of July 1 that added a dinner and snack to each meal Read more…


The Board of Education and Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) are conducting two town halls Monday, June 29. A town hall for CCPS staff and teachers is set for 4-5:30 p.m. on Monday, and a parent/community town hall is set for 6-7:30 p.m. The town halls are about the reopening of schools in the fall and will be broadcast as WebEx virtual meetings. Both town halls will be streamed live on the school system website, www.ccboe.com, and aired live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12. Staff will provide a presentation outlining reopening options. The presentations also will Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) and the Board of Education are hosting two virtual town halls on Monday, June 29 about the reopening of schools in the fall. The town halls will be WebEx virtual meetings and streamed live on the school system website, www.ccboe.com. Staff will provide a presentation outlining reopening options. The presentations also will include results compiled from recent staff/parent surveys. A comment period will follow. Monday’s town hall events are as follows: Staff town hall, 4 to 5:30 p.m. (for CCPS staff and teachers) Parent/community town hall, 6 to 7:30 p.m. (for parents and community members) Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has two new assistant superintendents joining the school system’s executive leadership team. Nikial Majors, executive director of human resources for CCPS, was named as an assistant superintendent of human resources. Her appointment is effective July 1. Majors has managed all human resource operations for the school system as an executive director since October 2017. Joining the leadership team with Superintendent Kimberly Hill as assistant superintendent of fiscal services is Karen Acton. Acton brings more than 35 years of financial experience to CCPS. Acton begins her position with CCPS on July 20. Hill said she is Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is in the early stages of planning for the reopening of school in the fall. Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill and the Board of Education want opinions and feedback from parents. A brief survey is available for parent input and includes questions about distance learning, transportation preferences, meals and on-site learning. The survey is available in English by clicking here. A Spanish version is posted here. The survey closes at 3 p.m. Friday, June 26. Earlier this month, Dr. Hill appointed five school system committees to provide suggestions on possible options for reopening at the Read more…


The Board of Education is meeting via teleconference at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 22 to discuss the FY 2021 proposed operating budget. There is no public access to the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata; however, the meeting will stream live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, www.ccboe.com and air live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12. CCPS will rebroadcast the meeting as well as post it on CCPSTV under the Board meeting tab at ccboe.com. Although the Board is unable to make public forum live, it is Read more…


The 2019-20 school year may be over for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students, but learning opportunities continue through the summer. Below is a summary of available opportunities for students at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Some opportunities are free and/or by invitation only from school system staff, while others are open for registration and may have registration fees. A complete guide is posted on the CCPS website at https://www.ccboe.com/images/academics/CCPS_2020SummerOpportunities.pdf.  Early childhood programs, learning opportunities Support for students entering kindergarten, free to identified students in need CCPS staff is identifying students from each elementary school who completed prekindergarten Read more…


The Board of Education is meeting via teleconference at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 18 to discuss the FY 2021 proposed operating budget. There is no public access to the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata; however, the meeting will stream live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, www.ccboe.com and air live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12. CCPS will rebroadcast the meeting as well as post it on CCPSTV under the Board meeting tab at ccboe.com. Although the Board is unable to make public forum live, it is Read more…


Ian Herd, a rising junior at La Plata High School, was sworn in last week by Board Chairperson Virginia McGraw as the new Student Member of the Board of Education for the 2020-21 school year. Herd began his term last Tuesday and officially participated in the Board’s June 9 meeting. After he recited the oath of office, Herd shared his excitement to work with the Board this coming school year. “Today, I took an oath of office and sealed a commitment to the students of Charles County. Twenty-six students proceed me, each having brought something unique to this Board. I Read more…


For the 15 Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students in the adult independence program, graduation means moving on to the workforce and exploring the community. These students have spent the past three years learning by doing – whether they had paid employment or spent hours learning job training in the community. They learned how to contribute to their community and the skills necessary to lead independent lives. The program, known as AIP, is a secondary transition program that provides students with disabilities between the ages of 18 to 21 with opportunities to complete their education in age-appropriate community settings. Focal Read more…

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