• UPDATE: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Code Blue – Schools are closed. Central and Regional Offices will open two hours late. All 12-month personnel are expected to report. A Liberal Leave policy will be in effect for non-emergency personnel. Evening High School Classes and Spring Registration are also cancelled for tonight.

    The TAG Center Showcase scheduled for tonight is cancelled and will be rescheduled.

    Miércoles, 17 de enero de 2018: Código azul. Todas las escuelas están cerradas. Las oficinas centrales y regionales abrirán dos horas tarde. Todos los empleados de 12 meses deben reportarse al trabajo. Estará vigente la política de licencia liberal para el personal que no es de emergencia. Las clases nocturnas de la escuela superior y la inscripción de primavera se han cancelado para esta noche.

    La exposición del Centro TAG (Talentosos y Dotados) programada para esta noche se ha cancelado y se programará para una nueva fecha.

  • News Release: Coalition of Public School Superintendents Calling on Governor Hogan and Legislators to Protect Students

    September 12, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    CONTACT:
    Office of Communications
    301-952-6001

    Five Large System Leaders Urge MD Lawmakers to Uphold

    Our Commitments and Rights of DACA Beneficiaries


    The leaders of five large Maryland public school systems called on Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, the State legislature, and congressional representatives to continue protecting the rights of DACA beneficiaries in the wake of the Trump administration’s announcement of its intent to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.


    Led by Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell, signatories to an Open Letter include: Anne Arundel County Public Schools superintendent George Arlotto, Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Sonja Brookins Santelises, Howard County Public Schools interim superintendent Michael J. Martirano and Montgomery County Public Schools superintendent Jack Smith.


    They stated: “We ask you to continue to uphold Maryland’s emphasis on the values of equity and opportunity by continuing support of the Maryland Dream Act, legislation that supports the education, lawful employment, and legal authorization of immigrant students to drive and was approved overwhelmingly by the voters of Maryland in a 2012 referendum.

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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.