Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Fiscal Year 2014 budget for Prince George's County Schools represents a $28.9 million increase over last year's budget.
The Prince George’s County Board of Education (BOE) has approved a $1.7 billion dollar budget for Fiscal Year 2014, representing at 1.7 percent increase—or $28.9 million—over last year’s budget, according to a statement released by the school system. The requested budget, which was presented to the BOE by Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Interim Superintendent Alvin Crawley in December, reflects funds to support staff compensation increases, student-based budgeting increases, and other initiatives. “This year, we continue to focus on budget priorities that will help ensure our students graduate college and career ready,” Board Chair Verjeana Jacobs (District 5) said in the statement. “Our goal is to meet our students’ needs …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Take a look at the breakdown on the approximate $5.6 million request for increased security in Prince George's public schools.
Security Services for Prince George's public schools plans to recommend an increased security proposal Thursday to the county Board of Education. Rex Barrett, deputy director of Security Services, talked to Patch about how the recommendations could help protect school children. See the details on panic buttons, more police officers, detecting potentially dangerous criminals at the door and new cameras. Barrett also shared his thoughts on the plan and how its timeline was accelerated after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Long-Term Safety Recommendations The approximate cost for the proposal is slightly more than $5.6 million, Barrett confirmed. This does not take into account costs associated with an increased police presence…
Monday, August 13, 2012
The Prince George's County Public Schools has officially begun the process for hiring a new superintendent by selecting a firm to help with the search.
A Rosemont, IL firm was selected to help the county's public school system find its new leader. The Prince George's County Board of Education (BOE) selected Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) to help replace current superintendent William R. Hite, according to a release from the county's public schools. Hite resigned after he accepted a job as the new superintendent for the School District of Philadelphia. HYA will help find and screen candidates interested in leading the Prince George's County Public Schools. PGCPS worked with the executive search firm previously, the release stated, and the firm has worked with neighboring counties— Montgomery, Howard and Anne Arundel— with their searches. The board released a request for quotes …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The public can learn more about the process and contribute ideas to the school board.
As Prince George's County Public Schools Superintendent William R. Hite moves onto his new job with a Philadelphia school district, a long process begins for the county's school board and residents as they search for a new leader. The Board of Education (BOE) will begin hosting "Moving Forward" forums around the county, where they can talk to school principals, parents and community members in each district about the search process. The first meetings are set to be held in Capitol Heights on Aug. 16 and Bowie on Aug. 21. According to PGCPS' superintendent search webpage, a new superintendent is not set to be selected until Spring 2013. The BOE released a letter in July, discussing the search process in brief and also sharing how parents …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The Prince George's Board of Education is considering excluding its student member from executive sessions.
The Prince George’s County Board of Education may bar its student member from attending executive sessions, according to The Washington Post. Those in support of the move say there is certain information the student shouldn’t have access to, while others question whether the board has the authority to exclude the student. In August, the Shabnam Ahmed, a rising senior at Bowie High School will succeed the incumbent student member. Her sister Raaheela Ahmed, a rising sophomore at the University of Maryland, is challenging the current board chairman in the fall, making the matter politically sensitive, The Washington Post reports. The change was discussed last week, but it’s unclear when the board will make its final vote.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The track has been appraised at a value of about $169,000.
The Prince George's County Board of Education is scheduled to vote Thursday night to accept a $90,000 state grant to renovate Largo High School's track. In order to receive the funds, the board must match the $90,000 grant. The track is valued at $169,240.70, according to the resolution up for vote, which would be covered by the potential the $180,000 in funding. Check with Patch for updates after the meeting.