In a message to the Prince George’s County Public Schools community, interim schools CEO Monica Goldson said Monday that students who request a meal at the lunch line will receive a standard hot entree at their respective school for the rest of this week.
The event featured vendors, student services and a backpack giveaway that the county had been preparing for via donations in the month of August. See photos.
Students and volunteers are working for the next three weeks to collect 15,000 backpacks and fill them with supplies for needy students ahead of the start of the school year in Prince George’s County on Sept. 4.
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.
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.
Seven students at a Prince George’s County elementary school used razor blades from pencil sharpeners to cut their arms, a spokesman for the county’s public school system says.
Students in Prince George’s County won’t be getting as long of a spring break as they had planned. The school system has had to add some days to make up for all the school cancellations earlier in the year, and it is not the only school district adding days.
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker said the school system’s action plan showed that it is addressing the concerns outlined in a scathing third-party audit.
Prince George’s County Schools is challenging residents to get kids ready for the upcoming school year by collecting a whole lot of backpacks and other school supplies.
Following complaints, Prince George’s County Public Schools is awaiting results of mold tests for an elementary school in District Heights, Maryland.
The last systemwide testing for lead in PGCPS was completed in 2009. “We just want to be proactive and make sure that we’ve covered this for the safety of our children and staff,” said one school district official.
“It’s not about playing police on anybody; it’s about what are the steps to take to make sure the children are safe,” said an official with Prince George’s County Public Schools.
Plagued by student abuse and student sex abuse scandals, Prince George’s County public schools hosted a community summit Saturday to address safety and accountability.
More than 12,000 callers connected with the leaders of Prince George’s County Public Schools Tuesday night in an hourlong telephone town hall meeting on student safety.
Online threats made against a handful of schools in the D.C. region have prompted police to deploy additional resources and check on students.
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