Category: Press Releases


With the restrictions put in place to stem the spread of COVID-19, there have been casualties among some programs and activities. Barbershop Books, an initiative focused on getting books into the hands of young Black boys between the ages of 4 to 8, has had to rethink its approach. Traditionally, books that appeal to young boys are housed in area barbershops on a designated book shelf. Kids waiting to get a haircut or who are tagging along with an adult can select a book, and if they like it, they get to keep it. Now with barbershops and other businesses Read more…

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Families visiting the Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School meal site this summer will be able to feed their minds with STEM challenges aimed at preventing the “summer slide.” Every other week until Aug. 13, the school, which is collaborating the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Title I office, will give out supplies for a Virtual Summer STEM Challenge, an activity that allows children in kindergarten through fifth grade the opportunity to use creativity, critical thinking and engineering skills. Supplies for the first challenge were given out June 29 and 30 to families visiting the meal site at Mt. Hope. It centers Read more…

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The Board of Education’s next meeting is 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 7. The meeting will be held virtually using WebEx conferencing. 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 encouraging the Read more…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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