• 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. 

    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. 

    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.

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Middle School Students Advocate for Plastic Straw Ban

Middle School Students Advocate for Plastic Straw Ban

  • Inside PGCPS |
  • Student Voice |
  • November 22, 2019

Students on the Kenmoor Middle School environmental topics committee had a hands-on and timely lesson in how to influence public policy!

After presenting a petition to county council member Jolene Ivey and showing her their school cafeteria's traditional plastic spork and straw wrapped in plastic, Ivey joined other council member in a unanimous vote to ban single-use plastic straws and stirrers in county restaurants and businesses.

"If you count every student at Kenmoor, if you count every student in our school system, there are 25,272,000 of these (straws) every year," Ivey told the council while holding up the plastic. "Those little tiny straws in here, they don't even use them. Why it's included is a mystery."