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Office of Communications
Last modified: 6/5/2012 6:15:33 PM
News Release

Looking for PGCPS? There's an App for That
June 1, 2012
For Immediate Release
CONTACT:
Office of Communications
301-952-6001
PGCPS Mobile App

UPPER MARLBORO, MD -- Keeping up with Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) just got easier with the release of a new app for mobile devices.

The free app – one of the few of its kind among Maryland school systems – features mobile-friendly school search tools and calendars, top news, athletic schedules, breakfast and lunch menus, in addition to links to PGCPS photo and video galleries, and social media sites. It is available for download on iTunes for iPhone and iPad users.

“About 25 percent of our users visit the PGCPS website using a mobile phone or other device,” said Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of Schools. “This app will give them quicker access to our most popular feature. We believe this is a giant step forward in this digital age.”

Plans are underway to create a version for Android phones. 

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About PGCPS: Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is one on the nation’s 25 largest school districts, with 208 schools and centers, more than 127,000 students, and nearly 22,800 employees. With an annual budget of $1.79 billion, the district serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban, and rural communities. PGCPS offers a wide variety of innovative academic programs, including language immersion, high school career academies, and dual enrollment. Its location just outside of Washington, D.C. enables the district to partner with higher education and local and national agencies and businesses to provide unique learning opportunities for students.