Author: Charles County Public Schools Press Releases


Superintendent Kimberly Hill released her proposed fiscal year 2020 budget on Jan. 8. The Superintendent’s $391.6 million request prioritizes employee compensation, and also adds funds for the opening of Billingsley Elementary School, mental health supports, an alternative elementary program and school safety enhancements. Hill’s budget proposal includes a $21.9 million increase, or 5.9 percent more than fiscal year 2019. State funds are projected to increase about $5 million due in part to continued enrollment increases. The request includes a local contribution increase of $17.9 million. The official 2018-19 student enrollment is 27,108, an increase of 217 students. Last school year, Read more…


Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School has received a national award in recognition of exceptional student achievement. The school now holds the title of National ESEA Distinguished School, and is the first school in Charles County to receive the designation. Schools are nominated for the honor by their respective state education agency and only two schools per state receive the designation annually. The award recognizes schools in one of three categories: exceptional student performance for two consecutive years; closing the achievement gap between student groups; and excellence in serving special populations of students. Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy was honored in the area of exceptional Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County in December appointed its ethics panel for a four-year term ending in 2022. The five-member ethics panel includes James Cornette, Adrienne Morgan Davis, Sandra Gott, Jessie Morris and William F. Olmsted. Cornette, a resident of La Plata, is a retired Charles County Public Schools administrator who served 49 years as a teacher, coach, vice principal, principal and administrator. He retired from the school system in 2013. Davis is an attorney. She is a sole practitioner with a law firm located in White Plains. Previously she served on the Maryland State Bar Association’s Ethics Read more…


All Charles County public schools will open two-hours late on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. The AlphaBest program that operates at all county elementary schools will open at 8 a.m. The morning prekindergarten program is canceled for tomorrow.  Visit the school system website at ccboe.com, call the 24-hour information line at 301-934-7410/301-932-6656, or follow us on Facebook at Charles County Public Schools or Twitter @ccps for the latest school system information.


Due to increased inclement weather conditions, the code status for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees who follow the code system is now a Code Red for Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Schools are closed Jan. 14, 2019.  


Good afternoon. Due to inclement weather, all Charles County public schools are closed Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. There is a Code 2 for employees who follow the code system. Employees should check later tonight or tomorrow morning for a possible change in the Code status.  Visit the school system website, ccboe.com, follow us on Facebook at Charles County Public Schools, or Twitter @ccps or call the 24-hour information line, 301-934-7410/301-932-6656, for the latest updates. 


Due to inclement weather, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is closing at 5 p.m. today, Saturday, Jan. 12, and canceling all Sunday, Jan. 13 activities. Visit the school system website at www.ccboe.com for the latest CCPS updates. 


The Board of Education at its Jan. 8 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff members for their commitment to teaching and learning, and their support of student success. Honored were Kristen Barrett, a social studies teacher at Milton M. Somers Middle School; Robin Figurelle, a fourth-grade teacher at Mary H. Matula Elementary School; Kelly Kavlick, a reading resource teacher at Gale-Bailey Elementary School; Nathan Mouli, a social studies teacher at Maurice J. McDonough High School; and Meagan Fox, a fifth-grade teacher at Arthur Middleton Elementary School. Barrett teaches seventh grade social studies at Somers and was chosen Read more…


The Board of Education presented four resolutions to Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students and staff at its Jan. 8 meeting. The Board votes annually to accept resolutions. The following resolutions were presented: Black History Month; Career and Technology Education Month; Gifted and Talented Education Month; and National School Counseling Week. The school system highlights Black History Month annually in February. The theme for 2019 is Black Migrations. In celebration of Black History Month, schools coordinate activities that infuse African-American history into classroom lessons and events. Accepting the resolution at the Board meeting were Berry Elementary School students, and siblings, Read more…


The Board of Education at its Jan. 8 meeting recognized five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students for accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored were Sherline Avila-Hernandez, Emily Maljak, Evelyn Michael, Imani Spencer and Trinity Treadway. Avila-Hernandez is a fifth-grade student at Gale-Bailey Elementary School and was honored by the Board in the area of academic achievement. She is an honor-roll student and helps to anchor the daily announcements, the Gale-Bailey News. Avila-Hernandez has been a student at Gale-Bailey for the past two years and is known by her teachers as a kind Read more…

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