Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks has named Alvin Thornton to serve as the chair of the county’s board of education. Thornton led the 1999 state commission that came up with the Maryland state education funding formula that’s still in place today.
Monica Goldson, a 27-year veteran of the school system and a Potomac High School graduate, was appointed interim CEO of the embattled school system.
Dr. Monica Goldson was named as the acting schools CEO after the severance package for outgoing CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell was voted on by the board at a contentious Thursday night meeting.
The school board agreed during the executive session to give Maxwell $790,000 over two fiscal years plus his salary for the next 45 days. The board voted to approve the severance package.
Some school board members are asking the Prince George’s County Executive to put a stop to any severance payment that departing CEO Kevin Maxwell might get when he leaves.
Prince George’s County voters may spend this spring and early summer doing some homework: researching the candidates in the local school board race. Seats in Districts 2,3,6 and 9 are up for grabs.
The audit will include a review of the class’ graduation records and interviews with school leaders and staff, said Maryland’s state superintendent of schools.
Baker recommends working out the terms of Maxwell’s departure, and then finding an interim as quickly as possible.
One day after Kevin Maxwell announced he’d be stepping down at the end of the school year, 10 members admit to “missteps” by the board but tout “significant academic progress” during Maxwell’s tenure.
Kevin Maxwell is stepping down as the chief executive officer of the Prince George’s County Public Schools.
In a letter to County Executive Rushern Baker, three board members say the employees given the raises were outside Maxwell’s direct supervision. They also object to the size of the raises: one of 9.4 percent and one of 16 percent.
Two elected officials in Prince George’s County, both aiming to be the next county executive, are leveling accusations that each is politicizing their mutual call for the resignation of schools chief Kevin Maxwell.
Following a string of sex abuse scandals and a grade-fixing investigation within Prince George’s County Public Schools, candidates for county executive are calling for the firing of the school system’s CEO.
Prince George’s County police said a video-recording device was found in an administrative office of a school building. The device was found Monday morning by the person who works in the office, and police are considering that person a victim.
Three members of the Prince George’s County Board of Education say that “massive unauthorized pay raises” were handed out to an unspecified number staffers at the central office.
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