Charles Co. Board to meet April 20 for monthly meeting


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The Board of Education’s next regular meeting is 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20. The Board will meet in person at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The Starkey Building is located at 5980 Radio Station Road in La Plata. The meeting will stream live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, CCPS also will post the meeting on CCPSTV under the Board meeting menu at

Public forum for this meeting will be held in a hybrid format of both in-person and virtual speakers. Speakers must register in advance to participate in public forum. The registration form is available here. Deadline to register is 12 p.m., Monday, April 19. Late registrations will not be accepted. Registered speakers will receive additional information by email.

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

Executive session – 11:30 a.m.

Call to order – 1 p.m.

Superintendent’s update to the Board

Reports of officers/boards/committees

  • Board Member correspondence
  • Education Association of Charles County (EACC) update
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) update
  • Student Board Member update
  • Reopening of schools
  • Graduation 2021
  • Intercategory budget change
  • Project status update
  • Transportation update
  • Legislative update
Unfinished business

  • Proposed Students’ Voices on Committees resolution discussion
New business and future agenda items

  • New business
    • Suspension of Board policies
  • Future agenda items
Virtual recognition – 4:30 p.m.

  • Resolutions: Teacher Appreciation Week, Administrative Professionals Week, Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week, and National Physical Education and Sport Week
  • Students
  • Employees
  • Instructional Assistants recognition
  • James E. Richmond Leadership Award – recipient, Katie O’Malley-Simpson, director, communications
Public forum – 6 p.m.

  • Preregistered speakers only
Action items

  • Minutes
  • Personnel
  • Intercategory budget change

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 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 based on 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).