Board to meet August 11 for regular meeting

Board to meet August 11 for regular meeting

The Board of Education’s next regular meeting is 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11. The meeting will be held virtually using WebEx. There is no public access for this meeting 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, and air 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

Although the Board is unable to make public forum live, it is encouraging the public to email questions and comments to Comments should be limited to 250 words. Board meetings are streamed live on the school system website at Select the live stream image displayed in the center of the home page. Board meetings also stream live to the CCPS YouTube channel at  

The following is a tentative meeting agenda and is subject to change.

Executive session – 11:30 a.m.

Call to order – 1 p.m.  

Superintendent’s update

Reports of officers/boards/committees

  • Board Member correspondence
  • Education Association of Charles County (EACC) update, Linda McLaughlin, president
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) update, Sarah Burch, president
  • Student Board Member update, Ian Herd, La Plata High School

Information/report items

  • Amy Hollstein, deputy superintendent
    • Reopening plan
    • Draft equity policy
  • Michael Heim, assistant superintendent of supporting services, and Steve Andritz, director of planning and construction
    • Project status update
    • School seat allocations
    • FY 2022 state and local CIP program
  • Recurring resolutions
    • American Education Week; American Freedom Week; Inclusion and Diversity Resolution; Black History Month; Gifted and Talented Education Month; Career and Technology Education Month; National School Counseling Week; Read Across America; Women’s History Month; Fine and Performing Arts Month; Month of the Young Child; National Student Leadership Week; Teacher Appreciation Week; Administrative Professionals Week; Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week; National Physical Education and Sport Week; Washington Post Principal of the Year Awards Program; Washington Post Teacher of the Year Awards Program; Maryland Teacher of the Year (MTOY): Charles County nominee; Be the Difference AwardEmployee Retirement Resolution.

Unfinished business 

New business and future agenda items

  • New business
    • Suspension of Board policies
  • Future agenda items

Public forum

Action items

  • Minutes
  • Personnel 


About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,521 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. CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).

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