• March 20, 2018 - All after school and evening activities, including Evening High School, are cancelled. Tonight's Board of Education meeting is cancelled and is rescheduled for Thursday, March 29, 2018. 

    All PGCPS Before and After School Extended Learning Programs and vendor managed program sites are closing at 4pm today.

    Tonight's Science and Technology Open House Information Session for Oxon Hill High School is rescheduled for Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 6:00 PM. Please email ohhs.st@pgcps.org if you have any additional questions. Also, tonight's Academy of Health Sciences Parent Information Session is cancelled. If you have any questions please call the school at (301) 546-7247.

    20 de marzo del 2018 - Todas las actividades extraescolares y de la tarde, incluida la Escuela Superior Nocturna, quedan canceladas. La reunión de la Junta de Educación se cancela y será reprogramada para el jueves, 29 de marzo del 2018.

    Los Programas de Aprendizaje Extendido en Horarios Extraescolares y centros de programas administrados por vendedores cerrarán a las 4 p. m. el día de hoy.

    La sesión informativa abierta al público sobre Ciencia y Tecnología para la Escuela Superior Oxon Hill  de esta noche será reprogramada para el martes, 27 de marzo del 2018 a las 6:00 p. m. Si tiene preguntas adicionales, por favor, envíe un correo electrónico a ohhs.st@pgcps.org. Además, se cancela la sesión informativa para padres sobre la Academia de Ciencias de la Salud. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la escuela al (301) 546-7247.

  • Statement: PGCPS Statement on Administrative Leave

    June 1, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    Over the last two years, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) has increased our focus on student safety in order to protect every child. Safe learning environments support our college and career-readiness goals for all students. We will not accept inappropriate or abusive behaviors towards children. No price is too high for a child’s well-being.

    The number of PGCPS employees on administrative leave is substantially higher due to our heightened emphasis on mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse/neglect. Correspondingly, administrative leave pay totals have increased during that time. The school system is legally required to pay the salaries in question, which were accounted for in the budget. Additionally, our substitute position costs are approximately $7 million to $13 million lower than previous years.

    In preparation for the 2017-18 school year, we have spent the last several weeks reviewing all student safety administrative procedures. We will announce recommended changes in June. We will also begin employee training this summer that reflects situations encountered this year regarding Child Protective Services reporting requirements, student behavior and classroom management.

    With additional employee training and other systemic changes, we expect improvements next school year.


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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.