The Board of Education presented two resolutions to Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students and local union representatives at its Oct. 8 meeting. The following resolutions are presented annually:
- American Education Week; and
- American Freedom Week.
The school system celebrates American Education Week Nov. 18-22. American Education Week provides opportunities to celebrate public education and honor those who make a difference to ensure that every child receives a quality education. Linda McLaughlin, Education Association of Charles County (EACC) president, and Sarah Burch, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) accepted the resolution at the meeting. Board of Education Chairman Virginia McGraw presented the resolution on behalf of the Board.
CCPS celebrates American Freedom Week Nov. 4-8. During American Freedom Week, schools give special recognition to those who serve the country and those who gave their lives to preserve America’s freedom. Special activities take place in schools to honor and celebrate patriotism. Accepting the resolution at the Board meeting were students enrolled in the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) program including: Cadet Capt. Jalen Hagans, senior at St. Charles High School; Cadet 1st Lt. Immanuel Harvest, senior at Henry E. Lackey High School; Command Sgt. Maj. Brooke Quade, senior at Thomas Stone High School; and Capt. Donnesha Dee, senior at Stone. Board of Education Vice Chairman Latina Wilson presented the resolution of behalf of the Board.
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,400 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 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.