• On Wednesday, May 6, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. A letter from CEO Dr. Monica Goldson is forthcoming with more information.

    El miércoles, 6 de mayo, la Dra. Karen Salmon, superintendente de educación del estado, anunció que todas las escuelas públicas de Maryland permanecerán cerradas por el resto del año escolar 2019-20. Próximamente se enviará una carta de la Dra. Monica Goldson, directora ejecutiva, con más información.

    Le mercredi 6 mai, la Surintendante de l'éducation de l’État, Dr Karen Salmon, a annoncé que toutes les écoles publiques du Maryland resteront fermées pour le reste de l’année scolaire 2019-2020. Une lettre de la Directrice exécutive, Dr Monica Goldson, suivra avec plus d'informations.

  • News Release: PGCPS to Remain Closed Through April 24

    News Release: PGCPS to Remain Closed Through April 24

    March 25, 2020
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    UPPER MARLBORO, MD — State Superintendent of Education Dr. Karen Salmon announced Wednesday that all Maryland public schools will remain closed through Friday, April 24 as part of ongoing efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). CEO Dr. Monica Goldson issued the following statement in response: 

    “I assure you that in collaboration with the Prince George’s County Board of Education and the Maryland State Department of Education, our Administration is working to fully and thoughtfully address our plan forward in these unprecedented circumstances. We are working to ensure that PGCPS provides every resource possible to support students and families during this time. These unprecedented circumstances continue to evolve and we will continue to prioritize the wellbeing of children, families, employees and our entire community.

    “I know there are many questions about the continuity of teaching and learning. We are currently surveying students and families about technology access in preparation for distance learning. My goal is to announce our plan for PGCPS continuity of learning next week. 

    “Additionally, we are working to address other areas that impact our students and families, including the needs of graduating high school seniors. We will do our best to answer every question and offer additional guidance in the coming days and weeks. In the meantime, we will continue meal service and share enrichment packets and other resources.

    “The PGCPS community is at our best when we come together as a village. Let’s come together now to continue supporting our 136,500 students and 22,000 educators, administrators and staff.”

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    About PGCPS:  Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), the nation's 20th largest school district, has 206 schools and centers, more than 136,500 students and 22,000 employees. Under the leadership of Dr. Monica Goldson, 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 college and career-readiness programs that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including dual enrollment and language immersion.