• News Release: Prince George’s County Board of Education Approves Resolutions In Support of Immigrant, Muslim and Transgender Youth

    March 22, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    UPPER MARLBORO, MD--The Prince George’s County Board of Education approved resolutions Tuesday in support of immigrant, Muslim and transgender youth in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS).

    The resolutions express commitment to protecting students’ rights and providing a “safe and welcoming learning environment for all students.”

    “As a person who shares a deep commitment to equity and social justice, I enthusiastically support these resolutions and the message they send to our community,” said Dr. Segun C. Eubanks, Board Chair. “Regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or country of origin, Prince George’s County Public Schools will provide a world-class education for you and protect you.”

    “Our schools will continue to be places of respect and support for all students,” said Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer. “We will continue to cultivate environments that celebrate diversity and promote inclusiveness.”

    PGCPS and Board policies and administrative procedures comply with federal, state and local civil rights laws and prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, transgender identity or religion.

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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. 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.